「就」

Entry #1
Pronunciation: zau6
Part of Speech: adverb
Explanation:
  • almost; soon
    (Cant.) caan1faan6zau6sik6dak1laa3
    (Eng.) The meal is soon to be ready to eat.
    (Cant.) zau6gaau2dim6laa3bei2do1siu2siu2si4gaan3ngo5laa1
    (Eng.) It's almost done, give me a bit more time.

  • precisely; exactly
    (Cant.) ni1go3jan4zau6hai6keoi5naam4pang4jau5laa3
    (Eng.) This person is precisely her boyfriend.
    (Cant.) zek3biu1mai6zau6hai6keoi5sung3bei2ngo5gaa3lo1
    (Eng.) It's exactly him who gave (me) the watch.
    (Cant.) daan1je5gei2si4gaa3zau6cam4jat6zaa3
    (Eng.) A: "When did it happen?" B: "Just yesterday."
    (Cant.) zau6caa1nei5jat1go3zaa3
    (Eng.) You are the only missed one!

  • used to indicate determination, confrontation or antagonism
    (Cant.) ngo5zau6m4seon3ngo5hok6m4sik1
    (Eng.) I just don't believe that I couldn't learn it.
    (Cant.) zau6gaan2ni1zek3sik1laa1
    (Eng.) I'll just pick this colour.
    (Cant.) ngo5zau6hai6m4bei2nei5aa3ceoi1me1
    (Eng.) I won't give it to you. Bite me!

See also: 差點 直程 險些 爭啲 差唔多 即將 就快 未幾 轉頭 精密 一絲不苟 確切 應棍 準確 就係 就是 正如
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「就」

Entry #2
Pronunciation: zau6 a6
Part of Speech: conjunction
Explanation:
  • used to indicate two actions which happen consecutively, usu. in serial construction with the adverb jat1; right after; immediately after; then
    (Cant.) zau6gong2zau6dou3
    (Eng.) to arrive right after one has been mentioned
    (Cant.) keoi5jat1gong2jyun4zau6zau2
    (Eng.) He's gone right after our conversation.

  • used to show contrast
    (Cant.) 講就天下無敵gong2 zau6 tin1 haa6 mou4 dik6zou6zau6無能為力mou4 nang4 wai4 lik6
    (Eng.) literally, when talking, the greatest in the world, when doing, there's no way to help
    (Cant.) tung4ngo5zau6sik6caa1siu1faan6tung4keoi5zau6sik6zi6zo6caan1
    (Eng.) When eating with me, we eat char-siu rice, but with her, you go to eat a buffet!
    (Cant.) gam2nei5dei6zik1hai6sik6me1ne1ngo5zau6caa1faan6keoi5zau6gaa3lei1ngau4naam5
    (Eng.) A: "So what will you eat?" B: "Rice with Chinese style roast pork for me, beef brisket with curry for her."

  • used to emphasize something which has happened a long time ago or used to indicate something that is expected in the first place
    (Cant.) ngo5jat1zou2zau6waa6zo2nei5teng1laa3
    (Eng.) I've told you in the first place.
    (Cant.) tiu4fu3bun2loi4zau6zaak3gaa3laa3ngo5sai2keoi5keoi5zung6suk1soei2tim1
    (Eng.) The trousers weren't really big enough in the first place, and they even shrank when I washed them.

  • used in a conditional sentence in which the antecedent clause is the sufficient condition for the happening of the event stated in the consequent clause
    (Cant.) go2go3jan2nei5zung1ji3zau6dak1laa3
    (Eng.) If you like that person, then that's fine.
    (Cant.) nei5nam2dou2me1zau6gong2laa1
    (Eng.) Speak up as soon as you think of something.
    (Cant.) nei5waa6hai6zau6hai6laa1
    (Eng.) You think it's like that, then it's like that. (i.e. "Whatever you say.")
    (Cant.) bei2keoi5zaa1mai1zau6jau5paai4gong2laa3
    (Eng.) Once he holds the mic, he'll make lengthy talks.
    (Cant.) nei5caam1gaa1ge3waa2ngo5zau6caam1gaa1laa1
    (Eng.) If you join, then I join.
    (Cant.) jyu4gwo2nei5haau2si3hap6gaak3ngo5zau6maai5fan6lai5mat6bei2nei5laa1
    (Eng.) If you pass the exam, then I buy you a present.

  • used between two identical elements to express resignation
    (Cant.) waa6zau6waa6mou5si6jau5fu2zi6gei2zi1
    (Eng.) He claims to be alright, in fact suffering alone in silence.
    (Cant.) jau5di1je5hai6gam2zau6hai6gam2 mou5 dak1gaai2sik1
    (Eng.) Some things are really what they are and cannot be explained.
    (Cant.) gin6saam1daai6di1zau6daai6di1daan6hai6maai5zo2keoi5syun3laa3
    (Eng.) Even though the garment is a little too big, just buy it.

See also: 當時 然之後 然後
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「就」

Entry #3
Pronunciation: zau6
Part of Speech: morpheme
Explanation:
  • to succeed; to complete
    (Cant.) 成就sing4 zau6
    (Eng.) achievement
    (Cant.) dung1sing4西sai1zau6
    (Eng.) having a successful career without countless opportunities everywhere
    (Cant.) ming4sing4lei6zau6
    (Eng.) being successful and famous

  • close; near; to tend to
    (Cant.) 就近zau6 gan6
    (Eng.) nearby
    (Cant.) 就手zau6 sau2
    (Eng.) without much extra effort
    (Cant.) zau6便bin2
    (Eng.) at somebody's convenience
    (Cant.) bei6faan4zau6gaan2
    (Eng.) to follow the easy way
    (Cant.) 避重就輕bei6 cung5 zau6 heng1
    (Eng.) to avoid the important and dwell on the trivial

  • arrive
    (Cant.) zau6zik6
    (Eng.) to be seated
    (Cant.) 就座zau6 zo6
    (Eng.) to be seated

  • to do
    (Cant.) 就職zau6 zik1
    (Eng.) to inaugurate
    (Cant.) 就任zau6 jam6
    (Eng.) to take up office
    (Cant.) 就業zau6 jip6
    (Eng.) to start a career

See also: 得咗 成功 馬到功成 搞掂 完工 閂門 關閉 關上 密切 近住 臨近 鄰近 趨向
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「就」

Entry #4
Pronunciation: zau6
Part of Speech: verb
Explanation:
to accommodate; to yield to; to give in; to acquiesce
(Cant.) 遷就cin1 zau6
(Eng.) to yield; to give in; to change a decision in response to a request
(Cant.) nei5m4hou2seng4jat6zau6keoi5keoi5waa6jiu3me1nei5dou1maai5
(Eng.) Don't give in to her demands all the time, or buy her everything she asks for.
(Cant.) nei5m4使sai2zau6ngo5gaa3wo3
(Eng.) You don't have to suit my preference.
See also: 容納 相讓 就範 跪低
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「就」

Entry #5
Pronunciation: zau6
Part of Speech: preposition
Explanation:
in light of; with regard to; in this/that regard
(Cant.) zau6cing4fong3ji4ding6
(Eng.) to decide regarding the situation
(Cant.) ngo5zau6ni1go3gai3waak6ji5ging1nam2hou2zo2saam1go3ho2hang4fong1on3
(Eng.) I have thought of 3 feasible ways of execution regarding this project.
See also: 有鑑於 於 對於 噉樣
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