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I think you probably can call it "赌博机". It is not a slang but people would understand.


It is written the same in basically every dialect of Chinese, but pronounced in a very wide variety of ways. It is called "tiger machine" because it, indeed, eats up your cash :P


I think by 'written Cantonese', you are probably referring to 'written Chinese'. Cantonese is a form of Chinese used mostly in southern China and its decedents, apart from Mandarin which has become an official spoken language in China in the mid 20 Century. Cantonese shares a lot of words and vocabularies with Mandarin but has also a lot of words unique ...


The word you are looking for is 勿: 請勿靠近車門 cing2 mat6 kaau3 gan6 ce1 mun4 (Jyutping romanization) The usage of 請勿 ("Please don't") is considered formal or literary in Cantonese, so it's not typically heard in common speech, but you'll often see it on signs or in public announcements. EDIT: Just wanted to also add that your deduction of the Mandarin is ...


There's a really good website that highlights the difference (in characters between dialect and Mandarin): http://phonemica.net/ You can listen to a speech and read the verbatim Cantonese and equivalent meaning (a translation of sorts) in Mandarin subscript. Some characters are unique to Cantonese that are more oral fillers. Some are Cantonese slang that ...

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