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    Tolong lah, teach me Singlish leh.

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    Tolong lah, teach me Singlish leh.

    I am feeling Kaypoh today and have decided sometime within the next couple of years to make a trip to Singapore . In an effort to get to know the 'lingo' and out of respect for the forum I would like to learn to spiak a bit of Singlish. Maybe when I am there we could visit Kopi tiam for a chat? Already my mind is barang barang from all the new words I am learning

    Can lah if I asked for translations of the Singlish I do not understand here? It would be nice to arrive in your beautiful country with a little knowledge. And to communicate a little better here on this forum. Can ah teach me lah? You have to be patient with me because maybe I am KAY KIANG.

    Kind regards
    Cameron
    Last edited by Happy Camper; 19th May 2006 at 16:24. Reason: used Tumpang instead of Tolong.

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    your Singlish completely koyah one.

    then that last statement is very crude even though I don't quite catch which one it mean. the common one should be "Kiao Kar Yo L... P..."
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    Sorry, I will edit out, thought it was quite funny. My apologies, was not meaning to be crude.

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    Koyah one? Means it is rough?

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    seeing that you are so keen, you can start with this dictionary http://www.talkingcock.com/html/lexe...exicon=lexicon

    the word you want is koyak.

    after learning some simple words, you can atttempt to read the articles at www.talkingcock.com
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    My singlish koyak ?

    Now you hurt my feelings Tolong, lah

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy
    your Singlish completely koyah one.
    This made me laugh out loud!

    Happy Camper, to learn Singlish is to get to know how it originated. We know where it originated so the 1st lesson must be to know who spoke it. Once you know that, the rest is downhill.

    Nevertheless, all you need is time and understanding.
    If you've learnt, teach, if you have, give.
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    Mohamad Rohaizal is my name. If it's too hard, use BFG. I don't mind.

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    Hello BFG, Amacam?

    You laugh, glad to see you are chio kao peng, lah

    I am trying but Lia'h Boh Kiew.

    Tsao

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    I really think you are an excellent Singlish speaker liao! More of a Hokkien speaker actually.
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    singlish is a mix of malay/hokkien/teochew/chinese/english all rolled into one.
    Most words you see on the site choy mentioned, at least, have those roots.
    You're doing quite well i must say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFG
    Once you know that, the rest is downhill.
    hahah!
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    learn singlish the best way is come over here and borrow some money from my ahlong brudder ah seng. very soon you will find him very helpfully call you on your phone and shout powderful singlish phrases for you to practice, and also come to your house at night and write singlish phrases (e.g. O$P$ and others relating to your maternal ancestors) for you to practice. Usually he even leaves a pig head in recognition of your hardwork.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy
    learn singlish the best way is come over here and borrow some money from my ahlong brudder ah seng. very soon you will find him very helpfully call you on your phone and shout powderful singlish phrases for you to practice, and also come to your house at night and write singlish phrases (e.g. O$P$ and others relating to your maternal ancestors) for you to practice. Usually he even leaves a pig head in recognition of your hardwork.
    hwchoy, ah chek sounds seow, lah
    I too have ah chek Lai dat, lor, he's all mungsat one lah.

    You guys are cartoons

    Kindest Regards
    Cameron

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    ROTFL.... cool beans dude!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Camper
    hwchoy, ah chek sounds seow, lah
    I too have ah chek Lai dat, lor, he's all mungsat one lah.

    You guys are cartoons

    Kindest Regards
    Cameron

    first sentence I liak boh kiu. second one also not sure.

    third one I recommend this version: "you guys are damn cartoon lah."

    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy
    first sentence I liak boh kiu. second one also not sure.
    Kong si mi? You must have slippery fingers to not catch the ball
    Kiu = to make alot of noise (speaking rubbish?)
    boh = placed b4 the verb is making a negative?
    Boh Kiu = unpleasant noise?


    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy
    third one I recommend this version: "you guys are damn cartoon lah."
    You guys are damn cartoon lah.

    Tsao

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    Geez. If you learnt all that from reading the forums, you're doing pretty well.

    Kiu = ball.
    Boh = no, don't have.

    E.g.
    Wa boh ke = I'm not going.
    Boh, wa boh koon = No, I didn't sleep.

    Barang barang = stuff, things.

    Tumpang = give a lift

    I think you meant to use "tolong" which is help.

    Chio kah peng = ROTFL
    Vincent - AQ is for everyone, but not for 'u' and 'mi'.
    Why use punctuation? See what a difference it makes:
    A woman, without her man, is nothing.
    A woman: without her, man is nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Camper
    hwchoy, ah chek sounds seow, lah
    I too have ah chek Lai dat, lor, he's all mungsat one lah.

    You guys are cartoons

    Kindest Regards
    Cameron
    Choy,

    He call you a mad uncle, you purperly liak bo qiu isit? (Benny, please forgive this thread)
    Vincent - AQ is for everyone, but not for 'u' and 'mi'.
    Why use punctuation? See what a difference it makes:
    A woman, without her man, is nothing.
    A woman: without her, man is nothing.

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    song ar.. finally can talk singlish liao... lol...

    mod... sorry ar double posting...

    help me delete can?? kiam sia.....

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    planted86...

    In this thread oni, hor.
    Vincent - AQ is for everyone, but not for 'u' and 'mi'.
    Why use punctuation? See what a difference it makes:
    A woman, without her man, is nothing.
    A woman: without her, man is nothing.

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