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Learning Singlish ...be prepare when coming to singapore...

Post by SGBoyxxx » Mon, 01 Feb 2010 6:22 pm

:oops: You will bound to listen some local speak singlish.

an introduction of few singlish..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-D2fd4Q ... re=related

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Post by julietzhuye » Sun, 07 Feb 2010 4:33 pm

I would say, Singlish is the only thing I didn't prepared for before I came to Singapore, and I haven't fully understood Singaporean's English nor Chinese, hopefully I will get better and picking up soon...

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Post by SGBoyxxx » Sun, 07 Feb 2010 9:07 pm

julietzhuye wrote:I would say, Singlish is the only thing I didn't prepared for before I came to Singapore, and I haven't fully understood Singaporean's English nor Chinese, hopefully I will get better and picking up soon...
lol you will get to know naturally .

For me I am trying to avoid talk in singlish.

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 08 Feb 2010 12:20 am

SGBoyxxx wrote:For me I am trying to avoid talk in singlish.
...now if only everybody else would follow you...
"A quokka is what would happen if there was an anime about kangaroos."

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Post by SGBoyxxx » Mon, 08 Feb 2010 10:40 am

nakatago wrote:
SGBoyxxx wrote:For me I am trying to avoid talk in singlish.
...now if only everybody else would follow you...
:lol: ok lah

since you said so

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Post by carteki » Mon, 08 Feb 2010 11:12 am

An oldie, but worth it...

Ah Lek was asked to make a sentence using 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Not only did he do it 1 to 10, he did it again back to 1. This was what he came up with...





1 day I go 2 climb up a 3 outside a house to peep. But the couple saw me, so I panic and 4 down. The man rush out and wanted to 5 with me. I run so fast until I fall 6 and throw up. So I go into 7 eleven and grab some 8 to throw at him. Then I took a 9 and try to stab him. 10 God he run away. So, I put the 9 back and pay for the 8 and left 7 eleven. Next day, I call my boss and say I am 6.



He said 5, tomorrow also no need to come back 4 work. He also asks me to climb a 3 and jump down. I don't understand, I so nice 2 him but I don't know what he 1.

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 08 Feb 2010 12:01 pm

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"A quokka is what would happen if there was an anime about kangaroos."

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Post by SGBoyxxx » Tue, 09 Feb 2010 4:00 pm

carteki wrote:An oldie, but worth it...

Ah Lek was asked to make a sentence using 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Not only did he do it 1 to 10, he did it again back to 1. This was what he came up with...





1 day I go 2 climb up a 3 outside a house to peep. But the couple saw me, so I panic and 4 down. The man rush out and wanted to 5 with me. I run so fast until I fall 6 and throw up. So I go into 7 eleven and grab some 8 to throw at him. Then I took a 9 and try to stab him. 10 God he run away. So, I put the 9 back and pay for the 8 and left 7 eleven. Next day, I call my boss and say I am 6.



He said 5, tomorrow also no need to come back 4 work. He also asks me to climb a 3 and jump down. I don't understand, I so nice 2 him but I don't know what he 1.


:lol: that is a classic one..

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Post by Heart » Wed, 10 Feb 2010 12:47 pm

There is nothing wrong with Singlish. Try speaking to a French in English, he will give you "Frenlish".

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Post by nakatago » Wed, 10 Feb 2010 12:55 pm

Heart wrote:There is nothing wrong with Singlish. Try speaking to a French in English, he will give you "Frenlish".
The problem is, people would claim they know English--and some arrogantly claim they're fluent--but what they actually know is the pidgin/creole we all know and love as Singlish. A lot of confounded non-Singaporeans and non-Malaysians would attest to this.

At least the French don't claim (or won't admit) they know English. Leveling of expectations and all that...
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Post by EADG » Thu, 11 Feb 2010 10:27 pm

What he said.

There is a difference between having a cultural identity with a patois, and covering up a poor command of the base language.

And like nakatago says, I don't think many get that.
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