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This is a great post to read up about Chinese proverbs!
It has some of the most common Cantonese proverbs I’ve been hearing and also a lot which I have not come across.

Plus, it comes with this great big illustration which contains 81 proverbs in it.
Great read! 🙂

廣府話小研究Cantonese Resources

阿塗(Ah To) , a graphic designer and part-time cartoonist who concerns about the survival of Cantonese in Canton and Hong Kong, has just published a comic called ” The Great Canton and Hong Kong Proverbs” on Hong Kong independent media “ Passion Times “. The cartoon contains illustrations of 81 Cantonese proverbs.
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“The Great Canton and Hong Kong Proverbs”
In 1559, Dutch artist Pieter Bruegel created the oil painting “Netherlandish Proverbs” which illustrates many Dutch proverbs to praise the Dutch culture. In 2014, Ah To imitated the idea and created “Great Canton and Hong Kong proverbs” illustrating 81 Cantonese proverbs to propagate the Cantonese culture and defend Cantonese.

81 Cantonese Proverbs 

(I attempt to finish this table in a week.)

 Cantonese Proverbs  Meanings
 cantoneseproverb1 鬼揞眼[gwái ám ngáahn]

(a ghost covers one’s eyes)

1. to fail to see something
2. to fail to find something
3. to make a mistake

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