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18:25 Nov 29, 2001
English to Chinese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: gay
I am a younge boy living in the distubed area of Canada and i need my lover here with me
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4 +1同性恋者
Xiaoping Fu
4╧┦攀Francis Fine


  

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17 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
同性恋者


Explanation:
同性恋者(tong xing lian zhe)This is the official equivalent Chinese word for homosexual persons, including gays and lesbians.
同志(tong zhi)This is the popular word for homosexual persons in Taiwan/Hong Kong. Originally it is the translation of the word comrades. I don't know why they choose this word. Be careful in using this word in mainland China, because it is confusing.
基佬(gei lou)This the Cantonese word for gay. It is a phonetic translation of the word gay.


Xiaoping Fu
Canada
Local time: 15:57
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese
PRO pts in pair: 2566

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9 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
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Explanation:
This term refers usually only to males. For women, the word is "lesbian."

Francis Fine
United States
Local time: 15:57
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 72
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