The English Language
Borrowed Words From
Many of these words are typically Chinese terms to the ears of English speakers even though Cantonese is not the dominant language of China. This is because many Cantonese speakers have migrated to the UK and USA.
Most of the terms are food related.
|chopsuey||mixed bits||A Chinese dish invented in San Fransisco (USA).|
|dim sum||little heart||A collection of Chinese dishes.|
|gung ho||Trigger happy.|
|joss||luck||As in 'joss stick'.|
|tong||meeting place||Chinese secret society.|
|wok||Chinese cooking implement.|
|won ton||Chinese fish based soup.|