Slang & Idioms

Tomorrow is not guaranteed

tomorrow is not guaranteed

In this post, Journey11 shares with you Cantonese expressions which means “nothing is guaranteed in life”

  1. 今日唔知聽日事
  2. 呢D野話唔埋架

What’s Happening:

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

Grammar Points

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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