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Cantonese Proverbs in One Picture

This is such a great idea and so fascinating. I never realized how big ghosts are in our proverbs haha. I need to try some of these out on my parents in casual conversation and see if they’re surprised =D

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 the table in this week. And I will fix mistakes as soon as I finish it.)

 Cantonese Proverbs  Meanings
 cantoneseproverb1 鬼揞眼[gwái ám ngáahn]

(a ghost covers one’s eyes)

1. to fail to see something

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