meaning of "hou hei" and "gei yik"

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meaning of "hou hei" and "gei yik"

Postby Matt » Fri Jul 11, 2003 3:34 am

I think "hou hei" has to do with some sort of emotion...

Thanks~!
Matt
 

Re: meaning of "hou hei" and "gei yik"

Postby Radagasty » Fri Jul 11, 2003 12:42 pm

Hou hei 浩氣 is short for 浩然之氣. It is the Mencian 孟子 aim of self-cultivation.

Gey yik 記憶 means 'memory'.

These are, at least, my guesses. It would be helpful if you could supply the context, tones or characters.

Sebastian.

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Re: meaning of "hou hei" and "gei yik"

Postby Lisa c » Fri Jul 11, 2003 8:53 pm

Well, to me hou hei (don't know the character for hou) but means I don't have the breath/patience to spare.
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Re: meaning of "hou hei" and "gei yik"

Postby Casey » Fri Jul 18, 2003 10:40 am

hou hei = 豪气 heroic, brave, daring all combined together

gey yik = 记忆 memory
Casey
 

Re: meaning of "hou hei" and "gei yik"

Postby Matt » Sat Jul 26, 2003 5:46 am

So would "hou hei" if it was I don't have the breath/patience to spare...would you say...Ngo mo hou hei (I don't have the breath)?
Matt
 

Re: meaning of "hou hei" and "gei yik"

Postby Terence » Sat Jul 26, 2003 12:32 pm

mou5 nei5 gam3 hou2 hei3 無你恁好氣 special expression: you are very persistent to talk on something, but I don't have so much air as you have(patience) to talk on that.

we do have an expression that ngo5 mou5 gam3 hou2 hei3 tung4 nei5 gong2 我無恁好氣同你講(I am already exhausted to talk with you)

see if these are what you want?
Terence
 

Re: meaning of

Postby mudhia » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:25 am

mou5 nei5 gam3 hou2 hei3 無你恁好氣 special expression: you are very persistent to talk on something, but I don't have so much air as you have(patience) to talk on that.
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