What is "low-low sek-sek" in Cantonese?

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Sonya

What is "low-low sek-sek" in Cantonese?

Postby Sonya » Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:16 pm

Does anyone know what does "low-low sek-sek" mean in Cantonese?
IS it sort of gossip or secert?

Any assistance will be great.

Sonya

Dylan Sung

Re: What is "low-low sek-sek" in Cantonese?

Postby Dylan Sung » Fri Dec 03, 2004 5:23 pm

It mean's 'to be frank (with you)', that is, if someone want to tell you the truth about something, they would say

lo-lo sat-sat t'ung nei gong...

Dyl.

Sonya

Re: What is "low-low sek-sek" in Cantonese?

Postby Sonya » Sat Dec 04, 2004 6:40 am

Thank you so much for solving the problem for me!

Another small question: What is "Hai-le" in Cantonese?

Does it means "ok?" or "係哩"?
Is it a polite way of anwsering?

Yhank you so much!

Dylan Sung

Re: What is "low-low sek-sek" in Cantonese?

Postby Dylan Sung » Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:27 am

It means 'Yes right!' in a sense, in that hai means yes, and the le bit is a particle of agreement, if you want to look at it like that way.

When someone is talking a lot of stuff and you're in agreement, you sometimes say 'that's right!' etc, and the phrase hai-le, is one of those murmurings of agreement also.

Dyl.


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