Canto Sayings Art Print


Description & Details

Brighten your wall or shelf with our illustrated art prints.

Perfect for: expressing all the feels, practicing Canto slang, snarky linguists

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.
Wei? (喂) - not really slang, it's how we say hello on the phone
Ga yau (加油) - go for it, more effort, literally means add gas
Aiya (哎呀) - an interjection that can be used to express everything!
Ho duk yee (好得意) - so cute
Chee seen (黐線) - crazy, literally means stuck/crossed wires
Fai dee lah (快啲啦) - hurry up
Yook shoon (肉酸) - gross, ewww
Ma ma day (麻麻哋) - so so, just OK
So ma fan (麻煩) - so annoying, fussy, what a pain, irritating, a lot of bother
Mo saw wai (無所謂) - whatever, doesn't matter


  • Sized 8" x 10"
  • Packaged in a cellophane sleeve with backer
  • Framing not included
  • Made in Canada
I'll Know It When I See It

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 sometimes nostalgic, often funny and occasionally Asian-inspired stationery. Cassie and Christine aren't sisters but have been friends for 18 years, meeting in design school. Their work has always been from the heart, creating what feels most authentic to them in the moment. It's been joyful to reawaken to their Chinese heritage of late, allowing for more of their identity + experiences to come through their designs. 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.


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