Just wondering whether the phrase 老虎机 (slot machine) sounds and is written the same in all Chinese dialects, such as:

Mandarin, Wu Chinese, Min Chinese, Cantonese, Jin Chinese, Xiang  Chinese, Hakka Chinese and Gan Chinese.

Are there any slang phrases to say "slots", "slot machine", "one armed bandit"?


Many thanks in advance.


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

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