「香」

Entry #1
Pronunciation: hoeng1
Part of Speech: noun
Explanation:
incense; joss stick (measure word: 枝 / 炷)
(Cant.) 香爐hoeng1 lou4
(Eng.) incense burner
(Cant.) 香雞hoeng1 gai1
(Eng.) the leftover stick after incense is burnt
(Cant.) 裝香zong1 hoeng1
(Eng.) to offer incense sticks before an altar or an ancestral tablet
(Cant.) 進香zeon3 hoeng1
(Eng.) to offer incense sticks
(Cant.) aa3maa4zou2maan5dou1hoeng3zou2sin1soeng5hoeng1ge3
(Eng.) Grandma offers the ancestors incense sticks every morning and night.
(Cant.) dang2ngo5soeng5zyu3hoeng1sin1
(Eng.) Let me burn and offer a joss stick first.
(Cant.) bei2do1zi1hoeng1ngo5
(Eng.) Give me one more joss stick.
(Cant.) lou5sai3jat1zaat3hoeng1dim2maai6
(Eng.) Boss, how much is this bundle of joss sticks?
See also: 扎扎跳
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「香」

Entry #2
Pronunciation: hoeng1
Part of Speech: adjective
Explanation:
fragrant; sweet-smelling; aromatic; scented
(Cant.) nei1zek3hoeng1seoi2zan1hai6hoeng1
(Eng.) This perfume smells pleasant!
(Cant.) hou2hoeng1aa3zyu2gan2mat1je5aa3
(Eng.) It smells so good! What are you cooking?
Antonym(s): Antonym(s):
See also: 濃郁 芳香 芬芳 香噴噴
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「香」

Entry #3
Pronunciation: hoeng1
Part of Speech: noun
Labels: Proper Noun
Explanation:
a surname, usually transliterated as "Heung" or "Heong"
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「香」

Entry #4
Pronunciation: hoeng1
Part of Speech: verb
Labels: Slang
Explanation:
  • euphemism for 'to die'
    (Cant.) 聽香ting3 hoeng1
    (Eng.) waiting to die
    (Cant.) aa3je4baak3gei2seoi3sin1hoeng1zung6sau6zung1zing3cam2dou1syun3jau5fuk1lo3
    (Eng.) Grandpa lived to a hundred years old before he passed away peacefully, he was a blessed fellow.

  • to break down
    (Cant.) bai6laa3go3gaam1si6hei3hoeng1zo2dim2wui5gam2gaa3
    (Eng.) Damn! The surveillance monitor is dead, how can this happen?

  • to fail, to be unsuccessful
    (Cant.) 臨尾香lam4 mei5 hoeng1
    (Eng.) to fail at the last moment

See also: 潦倒
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