「食西北風」

Entry #1
Pronunciation: sik6 sai1 bak1 fung1
Individual
Character Meaning:
to eat; to take (medicine); to suffer; to conquer; to control
西 west; to spin
north
wind; view; scenery; event; news; rumors; information; often not official; tropical cyclone
Part of Speech: verb
Labels: Slang
Explanation:
  • not to have any food to eat; literally: to eat northwest wind
    (Cant.) aa3cung4keoi5m4sik1zyu2faan6jau6mou5saai3bui1min6gam1maan1sat6hai6sik6西sai1bak1fung1laa1
    (Eng.) Ah-Chung can't cook and has run out of cup noodles. He'll likely go hungry tonight.

  • to have no income
    (Cant.) aa3cung4haa6tin1zau2heoi3maai6jyu5jung2sat6sik6西sai1bak1fung1laa1
    (Eng.) Ah-Chung is selling down feather jackets in summer. He won't be earning any money.

Synonym: Synonym: 喝西北風 食風
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