行街 haang4 gaai1 vs 行路 haang4 lou6
What? To walk means shopping? It’s pretty confusing, I know.
My student asked me today, isn’t 行街 haang4 gaai1 equal to walking on the street? Yes, it literally means “to walk street,” but technically it means “shopping” or “window shopping.”
|Verb – To walk||Street|
To say walking, it is 行路 haang4 lou6, which literally means “to walk road”
|haang4 gaai1||haang4 lou6|
To buy things
Another way to say “shopping is ” 買嘢 maai5 je5, which means “to buy things.” It is very common to say 行街買嘢 haang4 gaai1 maai5 je5.