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I've seen 蕉 translated into Mandarin (and dubbed into Mandarin) as 肏.

CC-CANTO doesn't really give anything much for in Cantonese.

words.hk doesn't give any results, either.

I'm guessing 蕉 just fits the pronunciation ziu1 but is not the actual character for whatever it is supposed to mean, but I have no way of knowing for sure.

  • What does 蕉 mean in Cantonese?
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    It means 'banana' literally. But it can be used as swear words for its shape. – Lin Wanfei Oct 2 '15 at 8:02
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it means bananas (香蕉)! But if people say "食蕉" to you in a foul way, it means "eat shit", because a banana and shit are similar in shape i guess...

i am from HK and i speak Cantonese .

  • Doesn't 食蕉 mean something to do with fellatio? – user3306356 Oct 5 '15 at 13:55
  • that usage is also possible but relatively rare in my life experience – Chu Wa Tim Tim Oct 5 '15 at 14:00
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if people say "食蕉" to you in a foul way, it means "suck dick" and not eat shit!

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