To Cantonese speakers: What does "chai ball" mean?

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  1. Hitman989

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    I started playing at a new club where almost all players are Cantonese speakers, and at times they say to each other lets "chai ball" first. What does it mean?
     
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    In English, it means to “knock up”, i.e. practice some clears and rallies in a warm up.
     
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    OK got it...except they were mostly hitting drop shots and drives, but it makes sense now, thanks.
     
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    Includes those as well. Basically practice shots
     
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    correcto!
     
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    Yep, what’s been said already, can be used in other sports too.
     
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    Hitman, add this to your vocabulary,if in doubt shout “chutt gai”, you’ll need it, it means “OUT!”. ;)
     
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    I played another session with them and am considering playing elsewhere lol.. All they hit are clears (about 75% of the time) and cross court drop shots (about 25% of the time) and smashes once in a blue moon...
     
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    @Baddie lover what does "chutt gai" translate to in hindi? Must be have some meaning!
     
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    Lol, you want me to get banned bro ? :p:p
     
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    Oh is it offensive? People use phrases like "Bus chutt gai" to say I missed bus right?

    Interesting cause, seems like similar meaning in Chn
     
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    Yes, you're right. When I read the first word, my mind went somewhere else towards a slang lol.
     
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    @hitman, that’s a shame, sounds like it’s too recreational for you, it’s good to get some power from the other side to feed from.:)

    @You handsome gringo’s from balmy India, in my tongue it simply means “out the line”, spill the beans on the pervy undertone please, well I thinks it’s pervy cause you guys are giggling like idiots....?lol
     
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    @ Cute little cant bitch, what made you think so, is it also your cant tongue making you pervert enough to misinterpret any thing you can't perceive?
     
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    @andy poor guy, we didn't know you were so sensitive and salty. Us Handsome gringos from India, we were talking amongst ourselves. Just a friendly exchange and you coming there like a shameless person calling us idiots. Something bad must have happened to your mental state. Hoping you heal up.
     
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    Noo....guys, “giggling like idiots” in this context is a friendly none derogatory term, best I can explain is a group of friends sees a joke giggling/laughing among yourselves and not letting the other person on it, never mind...seems my attempt of humour is lost in translation.
     
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    Would that be written "砌波", "搓波", or something else? @andy mentioned "chutt gai", that must be "出界", similar to Northern Chinese, but this "chai ball" doesn't sound familiar at all, must be something unique.:confused:
     
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    Hi greek_foot, I don’t think “chai ball” is unique, I am from a provincial hamlet/village in the new territories and we use it too,
    my dialect is “Hakka” which is totally different from Cantonese (boon dae) spoken in Hong Kong,
    but I can understand Cantonese when it’s spoken to me but Hong Kong city people doesn’t understand Hakka,
    it’s funny when I go back and I speak to my fellow villagers in public spaces,
    they are flummoxed and give us looks, also as soon as I speak in Cantonese,
    they know right away I am not local, the pronunciation is harder toned and not as fluent.
     
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    Very interesting. It must be at least regional then because I've never heard it in the Jiangnan or Huabei regions up here in the mainland. I have a few Hakka friends, but we either speak English or Standard Chinese, so I guess I wouldn't have noticed much about the dialect. Either way I'll keep my ears open next time I'm down south. Thanks for the reply!
     
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    It could possibly be a loan word from Cantonese. That wouldn’t be surprising at all if you are talking about the New Territories.

    Also Cantonese in Guangdong and HK do have some differences. I am not sure if they use the same chai bo in GZ
     
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