The Hong Kong (Ch)English Challenge

The Hong Kong (Ch)English Challenge

Do you understand what Hong Kong people are saying when they speak English?

published on February 05, 2015110 responses 0

If someone gives a "sharing", what are they doing?

If someone gives a "sharing", what are they doing?
Giving you a present
Giving a speech or presentation
Letting you have the newspaper they've finished reading

What is a "godown"?

What is a "godown"?
A period of sickness or depression after drug or alcohol misuse i.e. hangover or come-down
A cellar
A warehouse

If someone "passes the time", what are they doing?

If someone "passes the time", what are they doing?
Trying to find something to do when they are bored
Arriving late
Giving someone the opportunity to address an audience, such as at a formal event or show

The picture shows a "Confidential" what?

The picture shows a "Confidential" what?
Chop
Seal
Stamp

Which of the following colloquialisms is a direct translation from Cantonese?

Which of the following colloquialisms is a direct translation from Cantonese?
How's tricks?
Long time, no see!
No worries!

What is a "small potato"?

What is a "small potato"?
An unpleasant or contemptible person or thing
A minor or insignificant issue
A small root vegetable

If someone says,"go to die" to you, what do they most likely mean in colloquial English?

If someone says,"go to die" to you, what do they most likely mean in colloquial English?
Go to hell!
Kick the bucket
Top yourself

When the words, "there have", are frequently used together by Hong Kong people, which are the correct words in English they require?

When the words, "there have", are frequently used together by Hong Kong people, which are the correct words in English they require?
They have
There is/are
It is

What can you do at the shroff office?

What can you do at the shroff office?
Pay for your parking ticket
Enquire about a mortgage
Claim unemployment benefit

What is a "primary chicken?"

What is a "primary chicken?"
A chicken sent for slaughter
A timid or cowardly person
A primary school pupil