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    How do I say....

    phonetically in Cantonese:

    "You are trouble?"

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    don't know if i've ever heard it expressed that way...

    usually they just say, "really naughty"

    "gum yai!" or "ho yai!"

    you are troublesome is: "Lei ho ma fahn!"

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    Thanks Carang!

    LEI (you?) HO (ALOT, SO MUCH?), MA FAHN (TROUBLE)? Is that right?

    Cheers

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    pretty much, yes.

    i use "ho" in place of "very"...

    but remember, it means TROUBLESOME not TROUBLE...

    so "lei ho ma fahn" is, "you cause me a lot of trouble" or " you are a lot of trouble"

    rather than, " you are IN trouble".

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    This helps me out a bunch! Thanks so much!

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