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Woman Shares Hilarious Meanings of Popular Names in Cantonese – And We Feel Sorry for Rosie!

Woman Shares Hilarious Meanings of Popular Names in Cantonese – And We Feel Sorry for Rosie!

A Cantonese language expert has been sharing the hilarious meanings of popular names on her social media channels, and we can’t help but feel sorry for those of us who are just now learning the bad news.

Dr Candise Lin has gone viral on TikTok as she explains what certain names really mean in Cantonese.

For example, in this clip, Dr Lin explains that the name ending -sie/-sy would mean ‘shit’, with the first part of the name describing exactly what kind of shit it is:

@candiselin86Reply to @that.fairyking gets better at the end ##funnynames ##cantonese ##learncantonese ##chinese ##fyp

♬ Monkeys Spinning Monkeys – Kevin MacLeod

Then we have names that end in -den or -don. Hayden and Jayden really lucked out with this one:

@candiselin86Reply to @2kdame06 need something to sit on? ##cantonese ##learncantonese ##chinese ##funnynames ##fyp ##viral

♬ Monkeys Spinning Monkeys – Kevin MacLeod

Possibly the funniest of them all is the names that end in -lyn or -lin, as the pronunciation of that part of the name sounds like “dick”. Lucky Gwendolyn!

@candiselin86Reply to @caitlinstewart36 the last name will get me in trouble 🤣 ##funnynames ##cantonese ##learncantonese ##fyp ##viral

♬ Monkeys Spinning Monkeys – Kevin MacLeod

Names that end in -lene or -line really means “boobs” in Cantonese:

@candiselin86Reply to @marlenehuber1 worst name at the end ##funnynames ##cantonese ##fyp ##learncantonese ##chinese ##comdy

♬ Monkeys Spinning Monkeys – Kevin MacLeod

Finally, some good news for all the Jason’s out there. In Cantonese, their name means “God of Dick”. This is hilarious, we could watch Dr Lin all day long!

@candiselin86Reply to @childofhypnos15 worst at the end🤣 ##jason ##madison ##cantonese ##funnynames ##fyp ##learnchinese

♬ Monkeys Spinning Monkeys – Kevin MacLeod

We should add that as we don’t speak Cantonese, we have no way of verifying if what Dr Lin is saying is actually true. But we’re running with it nevertheless for pure entertainment value.

Have you just found out that your name means something funny in Cantonese? Share it with us in the comments!

 

Source: TikTok/@candiselin86

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Jill Slater

Jill is a busy wife and mother of four young children. She loves nothing more than making people giggle, and loves to settle in with a glass of wine (or four) and wander about the internet. Feel free to follow her to see all the cool stuff she finds!

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