"luk" and "saang"

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Kelly

"luk" and "saang"

Postby Kelly » Sun Aug 17, 2003 5:34 pm

the first word is "luk" (sounds like luk6 the number 6) I heard it in context with sui (water). I think it means to boil? I'm not sure. Any translations/hanzi?

The other word is the word "saang" which means to wash and scrub. Any hanzi?

Dylan Sung

Re: "luk" and "saang"

Postby Dylan Sung » Mon Aug 18, 2003 4:47 am

The first character luk means to scold, I don't think there is a character available in Big5, but its composed of the fire radical and the character for deer. 火鹿

Sorry, don't have a cantonese dictionary to hand so can't give you saang.

Dyl.

emily

"luk" and "saang"

Postby emily » Mon Aug 18, 2003 5:50 am

kelly,

you are right, "luk" in cantonese means boil, it does not means "火鹿" , that's another word and seldom use in daily life~~
people usually will only use "luk" when speaking, if they need to write this word, they will use 煮 only.....

and the world "saang"...we will use "沖刷"

hope this helps,

emily.

Dylan Sung

Re: "luk" and "saang"

Postby Dylan Sung » Mon Aug 18, 2003 7:42 am

Folks,

The "火鹿" is a dialectal character, just as there may be a dialectal character for saang. Cantonese for what, "mut ye?" is 乜嘢, and these are dialectal characters. I should have said that Luk may mean to scold as well as to boil/cook, such as luk saang choi (to cook lettuce in water) "火鹿生菜". Other instances where "火鹿" is used is when you're scolded by hot water of fat.

I suggest you try and get/look up these characters in dictionaries such as those by Sidney Lau's dictionary, Roy T. Cowlses or Parker Huang.

Dyl.

Thomas Chin

Re: "luk" and "saang"

Postby Thomas Chin » Mon Aug 18, 2003 9:32 am


Thomas Chin

Re: "luk" and "saang"

Postby Thomas Chin » Mon Aug 18, 2003 7:22 pm


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Postby joopal » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:01 pm

The first character luk means to scold, I don't think there is a character available in Big5, but its composed of the fire radical and the character for deer.


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