「緊要」

Entry #1
Pronunciation: gan2 jiu3
Individual
Character Meaning:
tight; -ing (continuous); (rarely used) fast; strict; tense; stretched; not relaxed
to want; important; crucial; is going to; to demand; to desire; to need; to ask; to be determined to; should
Part of Speech: adjective
Explanation:
  • crucial; important; vital
    (Cant.) deoi3keoi5lai4gong2ngo5nam2keoi5ge3si6jip6zung6gan2jiu3gwo3ngo5
    (Eng.) To him, I think his career is more important than me.
    (Cant.) ngo5jau5gan2jiu3si6jiu3zau2sin1
    (Eng.) I have to go; I need to deal with something urgent.
    (Cant.) nei5mou5daai3cin2唔緊要m4 gan2 jiu3dang2ngo5maai4daan1laa1
    (Eng.) It's no big deal if you don't have your purse with you; let me pay the bill.

  • terrific; often used with the affix dak1 to describe preceding verbs or adjectives
    (Cant.) wing6ci4di1seoi2dung3dak1hou2gan2jiu3
    (Eng.) The swimming pool is so cold.
    (Cant.) ngo5mei6gin3gwo3jan4man4bai6wui6leot2dit3dak1gam3gan2jiu3
    (Eng.) I've never seen such a great drop in the exchange rate for RMB.
    (Cant.) keoi5cou1dak1gan2jiu3dak1zai6seng4go3jan4ze6saai3
    (Eng.) He's practiced too intensely; he looked exhausted.

See also: 癥結 要害 進口 入口 輸入 龍馬精神 精神 生氣 巴閉 了不起 正到痹 犀利 唔好意思 唔忿氣 好來好去 好啦 好恰 好話 應該 老老實實 講到尾 講真 (部份類近詞彙取自ToastyNews數據分析)
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