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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 08 Aug 2011 5:21 pm

Kopi not Copi

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Post by therat » Mon, 08 Aug 2011 5:24 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Kopi not Copi

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Oops!
Spell wrongly . :oops:

I go and change now.

Thanks you! thanks you!

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Post by Asian_Geekette » Mon, 08 Aug 2011 11:55 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Kopi not Copi

:wink:
My significant other didn't like the kopi here until I taught him how to order it the way he likes it: kopi-O-kosong. :)

It helps to know certain words. It also helped that I had a chance to attend a conversational Malay class in the local CC. Though I need to practice a lot to really have a chance to decently discuss. But knowing some words do help a lot. ;-)
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Re: singlish

Post by nakatago » Tue, 09 Aug 2011 12:18 am

michieveous wrote:i'm a newbie here...i knew singaporean speak a different english and yet i didnt expect it would be very hard to understand until....i actually came here

the first singlish i experience is.... "car park" which they pronounce like "ka pak" >,<" seriously!!

and "honest" which they pronounce "ha nes" -____-"

i was in shanghai before,for me chinese english is not as good as singaporean but its still understandable (you have to concentrate though...)
singlish....geezzz.....no proper pronunciation and no grammars

i must understand it since i'm here now but HELL NO, i pray to GOD all mighty LORD.....i dont want to get my english affected.my english is not prefect but i dont want to have any of singlish accent
walao eh

why you liddat? you kena make mind oredi.
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Post by Manthink » Tue, 09 Aug 2011 10:26 am

nakatago wrote:
michieveous wrote:i'm a newbie here...i knew singaporean speak a different english and yet i didnt expect it would be very hard to understand until....i actually came here

the first singlish i experience is.... "car park" which they pronounce like "ka pak" >,<" seriously!!

and "honest" which they pronounce "ha nes" -____-"

i was in shanghai before,for me chinese english is not as good as singaporean but its still understandable (you have to concentrate though...)
singlish....geezzz.....no proper pronunciation and no grammars

i must understand it since i'm here now but HELL NO, i pray to GOD all mighty LORD.....i dont want to get my english affected.my english is not prefect but i dont want to have any of singlish accent
walao eh

why you liddat? you kena make mind oredi.

If you folks continue with this new trajectory, I "ga~rantee" you that locals are going to feel warmer with fourlen-ers.

may catch no balls to some, but worth the try...teo~boh?

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Post by poodlek » Tue, 09 Aug 2011 1:24 pm

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY YOU FOLKS :-| :-| :-|

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Post by nakatago » Tue, 09 Aug 2011 1:37 pm

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

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