Cantonese Colloquial Expressions
Fee-yin Lo Tam
Chinese University Press
346 pag. paperback 14 x 21 cm
This book of Cantonese idioms is a pragmatic reference guide to everyday Cantonese conversation in Hong Kong. It will help users understand speakers' idiomatic meanings, since people do not always use the literal meaning of words in communication with others. Instead people often use metaphors and figurative language to express themselves. It is important to note that the metaphorical use of language is pervasive in all aspects of human discourse, including casual conversation as well as poetry.