Canto Sayings Tote Bag


Description & Details

Made of 100% cotton canvas, this roomy tote bag features some of the most popular Cantonese sayings ever uttered.

Here's what these words mean:
Yeet hay (熱氣) - referencing a Chinese medicine thing about eating foods that cause heat in the body, leading to pimples, sore throats, canker sores, etc.
Ga yau (加油) - go for it, more effort, literally means add gas
Chee seen (黐線) - crazy, literally means stuck/crossed wires
Mo saw wai (無所謂) - whatever, doesn't matter
Aiya (哎呀) - an interjection that can be used to express everything!
Fai dee lah (快啲啦) - hurry up
Yook shoon (肉酸) - gross, ewww
Wei? (喂) - not really slang, it's how we say hello on the phone
Ma ma day (麻麻哋) - so so, just OK
Ho duk yee (好得意) - so cute
Mmm goy (唔該) - thank you
So ma fan (麻煩) - so annoying, fussy, what a pain, irritating, a lot of bother

  • 100% cotton canvas
  • 14" W x 14.5" H x 3.75" D
  • Handle drop: 11.25"
  • Do not machine wash/dry
  • Spot clean only
  • Do not iron on printed areas
  • Made in Canada


Foo Hung Curios x IKIWISI

Foo Hung Curios x IKIWISI

Discover this new, fun and colourful Cantonese Sayings Tote Bag created in collaboration with I'll Know It When I See It.

Based in Vancouver, BC, I’ll Know It When I See It is a two-woman business, creating fun and Asian-inspired paper goods and gifts. The founders both have long standing ties to Vancouver's Chinatown - Christine's great grandparents called Chinatown their home when they immigrated to Canada in 1913 and Cassie's grandmother still lives in Chinatown to this day.

We are proud to support this local Chinese Canadian business and thankful for their contributions to our community.

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