Hong Kong Code-mixing 香港中英夾雜字‪典‬ 4+

For Englishised Cantonese

Stanley Yeung

Designed for iPad

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    • Free



The Hong Kong Code-mixing Dictionary - 香港中英夾雜字典

This is a dictionary app made for foreigners who are seeking to understand the beauty and intricacy of using English terms in Hong Kong Cantonese.

Also known as 'code-mixing' in academic terms, which refers to the insertion of words and phrases from a foreign language into one's mother-tongue language, this is a habit or talking style that has been adopted into the colloquial language of Hong Kong by Cantonese speakers since the colonial days but has never been deemed explicable due to its complexity.

With definitions mostly written and/or refined by the author and backed up by credible sources on the internet, this app aims to decipher the hidden rules and constraints of code-mixing in Hong Kong Cantonese used by different language groups in Hong Kong, while also trying to investigate whether the concept of class from the English language could be incorporated into the Cantonese language through code-mixing.

這個app可當作為香港人之中英夾雜大集全。夾雜分為六大種類:本土長大、外國回流、偽ABC、高上階層、工作階層,以及草根階層。若果你是香港人還認為我們的夾雜語言需要提升認可程度的話,請提交你的夾雜例子及解釋或定義。 多謝各位。

What’s New

Version 3.0

- Replaced 'Recently Added' category with a new 'Working Class Hong Konger' category.
- Added/edited 10+ entries. (Dictionary now hits 100 entries!)
- Added 'Skip to Home Screen' button to login page for ease of navigation.

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