Cantonese slang for ‘eating humble pie’
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Cantonese slang for ‘eating humble pie’

Luisa Tam teaches you how to indirectly tell someone to “eat humble pie” in Cantonese, using references to salt, rice and ginger. The phrase Ngo sik jim do gwo nei sik mai, meaning you have “eaten more salt than they have eaten rice”, spiced up conversations online after it made a controversial appearance in the new Marvel superhero film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

16 Sep 2021 - 7:40PM