What is "hengkang"?

what is “hengkang”… may taiwanese co-worker always saying that.

In what context do your colleagues use those words? I can’t think of words that match “heng kang.” Are they speaking Mandarin or Minnamese?

fwiw that is the Chinese for the highest sumo ranking.

Entry from Tai-oan-oe toa su-tian (台灣話大辭典)

[興工 heng-kang] hin-kang. 起業. 開工. “Start work”

Taiwanese example sentence: 講連鞭會興工了 kong2 lian5-piN e7(oe7)-heng-kang lou3.

Mandarin translation: 據說很快就會開工了 Ju4shuo1 hen3 kuai4 jiu4 hui4 kai1 gong1 le5.

English: They say we’re going to have to start work real(ly) soon.

yeah i know heng kang, its masturbate… :smiley:

why did you ask a question you know the answer to?

Because he’s being a dick.

In indonesian slang, probably derived from Hokkian too, Hengkang means get out of here, I gotta leave ex. Gue hengkang ke Taiwan 5 tahun yang lalu, I left for Taiwan 5 years ago


The Mods are on vacation lately?

what’s the tone? if it’s hen3gan4, it’s obscenity. my teacher often says that when he’s unhappy with certain situations to emphasize and express his anger.