應知 / Should Know
From T.L. Stedman and K.P. Lee. Chinese-English Phrase Book in the Canton Dialect, or Dialogues on Ordinary Life, Brentano’s, 1920.
You are mistaken.
My store was robbed last night.
The house was set on fire by an incendiary.
He tried to obtain my baggage by false pretenses.
I lost all my clothes and two hundred dollars.
He claimed my mine.
He squatted on my lot.
He took it from me by violence.
I understand every word you say
The boys annoy me all the time in front of my store.
They break my windows and steal my goods.
Captain, please send a policeman to make them stop.
Please do, for I have to go back to China soon.
Yesterday was the expiration of one month of my labor.
This boy broke my window.
He pushed me against you.
Please excuse me.
That is the man who cut my head yesterday.
You have no right to arrest me.