「個」

Entry #1
Pronunciation: go3
Part of Speech: quantifier
Explanation:
  • the most general measure word; used for people, round objects, abstract things, such as questions / ideas, etc.
    (Cant.) saam1go3ping4gwo2
    (Eng.) three apples
    (Cant.) jat1go3jan4
    (Eng.) a person
    (Cant.) gei2go3min6baau1
    (Eng.) a few buns
    (Cant.) nei1go3jyut6
    (Eng.) this month
    (Cant.) m4hai6go3go3dou1hou2ci5nei5gam2nam2gaa3
    (Eng.) Not everyone thinks like you do.
    (Cant.) haa6go3dou3nei5
    (Eng.) You are next.

  • used before nouns (including nouns that usually take a different measure word, abstract nouns and uncountable nouns) to highlight a specific type of the thing in question
    (Cant.) fei1gei1go3jan5king4
    (Eng.) engine of a/the plane
    (Cant.) go3gam2gok3zung6mei6faan1faan1lai4
    (Eng.) That feeling is not back yet.

  • dollar; used for non-rounded quantities of money
    (Cant.) go3bun3
    (Eng.) one dollar and fifty cents
    (Cant.) sei3go3cat1
    (Eng.) four dollars and seventy cents
    (Cant.) loeng5go3gei2
    (Eng.) 2.x dollars

  • ten thousand dollars; when it represents ten thousand, it is seldom preceded by the numerals 1-9 but instead by numerals ≥10; other restrictions include that it cannot be followed by bun3 (a half), gei2 (several), nor pair with the suffixes seoi2 (money) or je5 (things)
    (Cant.) sap6go3
    (Eng.) a hundred thousand dollars
    (Cant.) 廿jaa6go3
    (Eng.) two hundred thousand dollars
    (Cant.) seng4baak3go3
    (Eng.) a million dollars
    (Cant.) cin1gei2go3
    (Eng.) ten and a few millions of dollars ($1X,000,000)

See also: 蚊雞 銀錢 大洋
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「個」

Entry #2
Pronunciation: go3
Part of Speech: affix
Explanation:
used to indicate that the action is relatively easy, relaxing and even enjoyable; added in predicate-object constructions, usually pronounced unstressed
(Cant.) sik6go3teati1
(Eng.) to have a tea break
(Cant.) sik6go3min6
(Eng.) to have some noodles
(Cant.) taan3faan1go3haa6ng5caa4
(Eng.) to enjoy a tea break
(Cant.) caa1go3din6
(Eng.) to charge up the battery
(Cant.) soeng5go3tong4
(Eng.) to attend a lesson
(Cant.) heoi3go3leng3ci3
(Eng.) to go to the loo
(Cant.) fan3faan1go3leng3gaau3
(Eng.) to have a nice sleep
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「個」

Entry #3
Pronunciation: go3
Part of Speech: morpheme
Explanation:
pronunciation of the particle (gaa3) before particles with an -o final due to assimilation
(Cant.) waa6gwo3dou1m4syun3sou3go3wo3
(Eng.) He even doesn't keep his promise.
(Cant.) gam2gaau2faat3m4dak1go3bo3
(Eng.) It can't be this way.
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