I thouhgt about posting here twice as I know rules do not allow for users to simply ask for translations. But after a few efforst in trying to translate it myself, I decided to ask for your kind help. The phrase that i would like to translate is here below. Does it mean "I am generous. Kim."? Or is there anything I am missing out?

睇下我嘅. Kim

Thank you.

  • I don't speak Cantonese, but that looks like "Look at my Kim". Doesn't make sense to me, unfortunately. If there's supposed to be a full stop after 嘅, then it just means....."Look at mine. Kim". – droooze May 25 at 9:04
  • The full sentence is: "C xc. X. Kl睇下我嘅 LKmi. Kim" I mean, I really tried hard to understand what it means but I'm having a hard time with this. – Antoshka May 25 at 9:08
  • it’s roughly “look at my [something?], kim”. in scenario like: kim & her friend are shopping for earrings, when kim is picking up one, her friend says “睇下我嘅. Kim”; in order to catch kim’s attention, to what does she choose. – 水巷孑蠻 May 25 at 9:48
  • Native Cantonese would put Kim at the beginning of the sentence and say: "Kim, 睇下我嘅 (usually there would be an object after 嘅); I suspect it is a 竹昇 Chinese ( second generation Chinese immigrant who are more western than Chinese inside) – Tang Ho May 25 at 10:53

睇下我嘅 means "look at mine." or "look at my (something)." depends on what they're doing. 睇 means "look" . 下is a empty word. 我means me or I. 我嘅 means my or mine.


You need to put the sentence in a wider context in order to find out what it really means because, as typical with any (if not all) Chinese words, they are context sensitive and will mean very different things in different situations.

I'm certain that it does NOT mean "I am generous. Kim."

"睇" formally means "look, watch". Therefore, "睇戲" means watch a movie. But in its colloquial and everyday usage, "睇" often means looking after, protecting or taking care of. Therefore, "睇下我" means "take care of me" or "do me a favor". Perhaps, someone was asking for Kim's protection?

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