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Help!! Need to learn HOKKIEN!

Postby gostewie » Tue, 20 Jan 2009 9:59 pm

Hello all,
I need to learn to speak or at least to listen to Hokkien. I deal with many old and traditional Hokkien business people at work. I am from the states and I can speak mandarin as well. so if anyone is up for some language exchange, please contact me at I am looking to start after Chinese new year (an hour or two on weekends). I understand that most people in Singapore already speak English and Mandarin, but I am gonna throw in a good cup of joe to sweeten up the deal. Anybody?? :cry:

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Postby shihna » Tue, 03 Feb 2009 1:48 pm

Good luck with that! I speak hokkien but mine is slightly different from the Singapore Hokkien (minor differences in pronunciation and tones), but we all still understand each other. I also have trouble when dealing with the older businessmen, especially since most of them tend to mumble!!!! :mad:

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