Monday, October 4, 2004
T-shirt found at Urban Outfitters 都市服裝
I saw this t-shirt for sale at Urban Outfitters (都市服裝）. The character 彩 in the Chinese caption is reversed. The phrase 好彩 is used to describe a good performance, and in Cantonese, it means "lucky".
好 = good
彩 = color or brilliant
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好彩 does mean "luckily" in Cantonese.ReplyDelete
That word is not Cai, it's Mi Mi, which refers to as the nipples.ReplyDelete
Which "Mi Mi" are you talking about? Do you have a reference source to support your claim?ReplyDelete
Here is the entire Chinese pronounciation guide:
Mi Mi does mean either nipples or breasts in Mandarin...ReplyDelete
just want to back up tian.ReplyDelete
i dunno who this anonymous fulla is but i don't see any mimi in there
though the 3 slanted strokes (piě) i think is the katakana for the sound "mi".
that being said, i find the translation kinda funny coz better characters could have been used for "luck" in this sense.
i don't know how to explain but the connotation for this word doesn't seem too appropriate. it's more like "man that was lucky", kind of lucky.
like if i said to someone "nei gam hou choi", it doesn't mean "you're so blessed!" kind of lucky but more like "you lucked out" sort of lucky.