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Re: Retirement & Financial Planning

Postby blid2def » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:41 pm

LenaHuat wrote:So, Ah Chek is younger :lol: :lol:

Oh Yes, some Hokkiens call their fathers "Ah Chek" and not "Ah Pa" :!: This surprise me cuz I only tot the Cantonese do this.
I call my late father, "Ah Suk" and not "Ah Pa" for precisely the same reason.


It's not just Hokkiens or Cantonese. Extends to Teochews too. So, in short, Chinese. :D
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Re: Retirement & Financial Planning

Postby LenaHuat » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:44 pm

Hi GR

Pardon my poor Teochew. What do the Teochews say :?:
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Re: Retirement & Financial Planning

Postby blid2def » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:00 pm

Well, my father called my grandfather "Ah Gu" (阿舅). Had me really confused when I was a kid. :D
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Re: Dialects

Postby mojo_ » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:24 pm

Ah Lian ask shopkeeper: Eh Ah chek, u got sell stocking up to knee, boh?

Ah Chek: Lu siao ah! stocking wear up to 'yeo' (waist) only, where got up to the 'nee' (breast) one.

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Re: Dialects

Postby millionairemind » Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:11 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Funny lah.. mojo

The differences in dialects was the reason Y Singapore pushed for Speak Mandarin campaign so as to promote a common language. However, in doing so, it diluted the richness of the culture of the various dialect groups.

None of my nieces and nephews can speak a word of Hokkien. The nephews will sure pick it up when they go thro' the army. Nothing is better for a sergeant to curse at a recruit in Hokkien rather than in English... :lol:

But maybe nowadays in army they use "Pleases" and "Thank Yous"??? :?
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Re: Dialects

Postby LenaHuat » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:32 pm

This thread has turned into an expectedly funny thread :lol: :lol:

All of U hve a wunderful sense of humor. :lol:

Actually dialects can be realli useful for passing on secret msgs in China. Once, I had to alert a fellow female biz associate to watch out for a Chinese official in N China.
I said to her in English : "Watch out. That guy trying to soak up oil lah".
This blurred queen failed to understand my England and I had to say the phrase in Cantonese. :lol:
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Re: Dialects

Postby winston » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:51 pm

soak up oil ?
It's all about "how much you made when you were right" & "how little you lost when you were wrong"
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Re: Dialects

Postby kennynah » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:51 pm

means wana get fresh with her....
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Re: Dialects

Postby winston » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:22 pm

I just realize. SOK YAU :D
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Re: Dialects

Postby iam802 » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:39 pm

ah... this proves my Canto sucks big time!
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2. The trend will END but I don't know WHEN.

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