「又」

Entry #1
Pronunciation: jau6
Part of Speech: adverb
Explanation:
  • again
    (Cant.) gam1jat6jau6lok6jyu5laa3
    (Eng.) It is raining again.
    (Cant.) gong2tit3jau6ci4
    (Eng.) Delay in the MTR again?
    (Cant.) jau6waai6gwo3laa3
    (Eng.) It's broken again.
    (Cant.) nei5jau6m4gin3ngan4baau1laa4
    (Eng.) You lost your wallet again?

  • and, a connective for two items in the form 又 jau6 ... 又 jau6 ...
    (Cant.) keoi5jau6cung1ming4jau6leng3
    (Eng.) She is bright and beautiful.
    (Cant.) ci3ci3jau5pang4jau5soeng5lai4uk1kei2ngo5dou1maai5hou2do1je5jau6syu4pin2jau6fo2teoi2gam2
    (Eng.) Every time my friends come to my house, I buy lots of food like chips and ham.
    (Cant.) nei5joeng6joeng6je5dou1hou2hou2jan4jau6nicenais1jau6gwaai1neoi2sam1dei2hou2jau6zyu2dung6bong1jan4daan6hai6ngo5fong3m4dai1ngo5go3exiks6
    (Eng.) I like everything about you. You're nice to people, you're a good girl, you're kind-hearted and like to help others. The problem is, I can't stop thinking about my ex.

  • (seeing something happens or following what others have done) also; too
    (Cant.) jan4zou6nei5jau6zou6zing6hai6sik1gan1fung1
    (Eng.) Someone else did it, and then you did the same. You're being a copy cat.
    (Cant.) ngo5jau6jiu3
    (Eng.) I want to too!
    (Cant.) tung4nei5gong2jyun4jau6hai6gam2
    (Eng.) We had told you, but you didn't stop doing that.

  • used to bring out the rationale that justifies a piece of advice or judgement
    (Cant.) jau6mou5sit6dai2ge2
    (Eng.) There's nothing to lose.
    (Cant.) di1zi2gan1jau6m4使sai2cin2lo2do1di1laa1
    (Eng.) The tissue packs are free anyway; take more of them.

  • used to suggest that something is contrary to the speaker's expectation, often with the particles (wo3) or (bo3)
    (Cant.) jau6gei2zeng3wo3
    (Eng.) Not bad!
    (Cant.) jau6zan1hai6hou2ci5nei5waa6zaai1bo3
    (Eng.) So it was just like what you said.

See also: 一而再,再而三 重新 又試 再試 亦都 並 另外 而且 過於 得滯
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