In this post, Journey11 shares with you Cantonese expressions which means “nothing is guaranteed in life”
Three tunnel workers of CLP were digging a tunnel running five metres below ground at Hung Hom. While they were in the underground tunnel , sewage water abruptly rushed in from a burst sewage pipe and claimed their lives.
The Cantonese we speak:
See how fragile life is ! You may even wonder if life is destined.
You can say:
(1) 做人嘅野，真係今日唔知聽日事!（when it comes to life, we’re not guaranteed a tomorrow. ）
zou6 jan4 ge3 je5, zan1 hai6 gam1 jat6 ng4 zi3 ting1 jat6 si6
(2) 呢D野話真係唔埋架 ! (you can never tell what’s coming.)
nei1 ‘D’ je5 zan1 hai6 waa6 ng4 maai4 gaa3
真係 is an adverb; it means “indeed”, “really”
- e.g. 佢真係好賤！（He is a real bastard!）
- e.g. 佢真係好靚！（She is drop dead gorgeous!）
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