「張」

Entry #1
Pronunciation: zoeng1
Part of Speech: quantifier
Explanation:
  • measure word used for flat objects
    (Cant.) 周身刀冇張利zau1 san1 dou1 mou5 zoeng1 lei6
    (Eng.) Jack of all trades, master of none; literally: knives all over one's body but none of them sharp
    (Cant.) kam2do1zoeng1pei5laa1faan1fung1aa3
    (Eng.) Have one more quilt, it's getting windy.
    (Cant.) keoi5cin4loeng5jat6maai5zo2zoek3si6siu2tin1hau6zoeng1coeng3pin2
    (Eng.) She bought a record of the "Little Jazz Diva" two days ago.

  • measure word used to count some furniture with large, flat surfaces
    (Cant.) saam1zoeng1cong4
    (Eng.) three beds
    (Cant.) ng5zoeng1toi2
    (Eng.) five tables
    (Cant.) ngo5joek3zo2baan1pang4jau5lai4waan2jiu3maai5do1gei2zoeng1dang3sin1gau3co5
    (Eng.) I have asked my friend to visit me. I need to buy more chairs for them to sit.
    (Cant.) zoeng1san1so1faa2gei2hou2co5wo3
    (Eng.) The new sofa is quite comfortable (literally 'nice to sit on').

  • sheet; measure word used thin, paper-like objects
    (Cant.) loeng5zoeng1zi2
    (Eng.) two sheets of paper
    (Cant.) saam1zoeng1zi1piu3
    (Eng.) three cheques
    (Cant.) ngo5sau1dou2gei2zoeng1cyun4daan1
    (Eng.) I've received a few leaflets.
    (Cant.) zoeng1pe1paai2m4gin3zo2
    (Eng.) The playing card is lost.
    (Cant.) ngo5dei6sung3zo2zoeng1saang1jat6kaat1bei2keoi5
    (Eng.) We gave him a birthday card.
    (Cant.) ngo5do1zo2zoeng1fei1aa3jat1cai4heoi3tai2hei3
    (Eng.) I've got one more ticket, let's go to the cinema.
    (Cant.) gei3zyu6daai3maai4zoeng1uk1kai3heoi3leot6si1lau4baan6sau2zuk6aa3
    (Eng.) Remember to take the deed of the house to the law firm to complete the formalities.

  • photograph; picture (including electric forms too)
    (Cant.) ngo5hou2zung1ji3ni1zoeng1zi6paak3
    (Eng.) I like this selfie so much.

  • unit of age equal to ten years (only used with ages thirty and up)
    (Cant.) cat1zoeng1gei2
    (Eng.) over seventy years of age
    (Cant.) saam1zoeng1gei2je5
    (Eng.) thirty-something years old
    (Cant.) saam1zoeng1mei5sei3zoeng1tau4
    (Eng.) 35-44 years old

Reference: https://www.facebook.com/hkucantonese/photos/a.318350115003970.1073741829.318266465012335/389218254583822/?type=1&theater
See also: 照相 拍照 構思 照片 景象 相片
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「張」

Entry #2
Pronunciation: zoeng1
Part of Speech: morpheme
Explanation:
  • to open; to spread; to stretch
    (Cant.) 張開zoeng1 hoi1
    (Eng.) to open (e.g. your mouth)
    (Cant.) 開張hoi1 zoeng1
    (Eng.) to open (e.g. a shop)

  • to magnify; to exaggerate; to exaggerate; to amplify
    (Cant.) 虛張聲勢heoi1 zoeng1 sing1 sai3
    (Eng.) to bluff

  • to look; to glance
    (Cant.) 東張西望dung1 zoeng1 sai1 mong6
    (Eng.) to look left and right

See also: 生安白造 言過其實 渲染 誇大 天花龍鳳 放大
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「張」

Entry #3
Pronunciation: zoeng1
Part of Speech: noun
Labels: Proper Noun
Explanation:
a surname, usually transliterated as "Cheung" or "Cheong"
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