In Cantonese, 打机 is used colloquially to refer to playing video or computer games. Where does the expression/word come from, and is it also used in Mandarin? If not, what is a similar Mandarin expression?
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In the Mainland China, we say"打游戏", more information about the"打機" can be found here: http://evchk.wikia.com/wiki/打機
I can only answer the mandarin part, we never say 打机 in Mandarin. But we will say
And 打机 looks like 打飞机...which is kind of weird and embarrassing.