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Cantonese sayings tote bag

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    Made in collaboration with Foo Hung Curios, a gift shop located within the Chinatown Storytelling Centre + a project of the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation.The Chinatown Storytelling Centre is a community space dedicated to the preservation and sharing of stories of the Chinese Canadian community as experienced and witnessed through its historic epicentre, Vancouver’s Chinatown. Foo Hung Curios is a part of this vision and a place to support and showcase Chinese Canadian artists and entrepreneurs. You may also purchase this bag directly at Foo Hung Curios.

    Made of 100% cotton canvas, this roomy tote bag features some of the most popular Cantonese sayings ever uttered.

    Perfect for: running errands, remembering key Canto slang, a bit of linguistic fun

    Here's what these words mean:
    Yeet hay (熱氣) - referencing a Chinese medicine thing about eating foods that cause heat in the body, leading to pimples, sore throats, canker sores, etc.
    Ga yau (加油) - go for it, more effort, literally means add gas
    Chee seen (黐線) - crazy, literally means stuck/crossed wires
    Mo saw wai (無所謂) - whatever, doesn't matter
    Aiya (哎呀) - an interjection that can be used to express everything!
    Fai dee lah (快啲啦) - hurry up
    Yook shoon (肉酸) - gross, ewww
    Wei? (喂) - not really slang, it's how we say hello on the phone
    Ma ma day (麻麻哋) - so so, just OK
    Ho duk yee (好得意) - so cute
    Mmm goy (唔該) - thank you
    So ma fan (麻煩) - so annoying, fussy, what a pain, irritating, a lot of bother


    • 100% cotton canvas
    • 14" W x 14.5" H x 3.75" D
    • Handle drop: 11.25"
    • Do not machine wash/dry
    • Spot clean only
    • Do not iron printed areas
    • Printed in Canada

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