is a usage feature or lexeme
(word) found in any non-Cantonese language that is derived from or influenced by Cantonese
. Such influences can be found in Mandarin
expressions or syntax, English
expressions of syntax
, or other languages. Cantonese-isms are typical in Hong Kong English
, as Cantonese is the native language of much of Hong Kong's population.
- Taxi: 計程車 (Mandarin) --> 的士 (Cantonese); Ride a taxi: 坐計程車 (Mandarin) --> 打的 (Mandarin in Mainland China being influenced by Cantonese)