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Postby x9200 » Fri, 31 Aug 2012 9:22 am

I rated you late 20s/ early 30s; 25 is not that bad yet :P

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Postby carteki » Fri, 31 Aug 2012 9:41 am

I find that I tend to use the phrase "can" and "can lah" when traveling and trying to communicate with the locals - and then I remember I'm not in Asia - Duh!

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Postby Saint » Fri, 31 Aug 2012 10:28 am

Alamak!

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 31 Aug 2012 10:39 am

Saint wrote:Alamak!


Walao eh!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 31 Aug 2012 10:58 am

aiyoh!

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Postby nutnut » Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:06 am

Aiyah!
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Postby xandersdad1 » Fri, 31 Aug 2012 1:21 pm

Panas and panas nak mampos. And siow
Uno mas, por favor.

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Postby sensei_ » Fri, 31 Aug 2012 1:56 pm

KNN!

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 31 Aug 2012 2:04 pm

sensei_ wrote:KNN!


That will start a long long list for such...

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Postby v4jr4 » Fri, 31 Aug 2012 2:12 pm

Jialat... :lol:
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Postby sensei_ » Fri, 31 Aug 2012 4:25 pm

the lynx wrote:That will start a long long list for such...


seems to be a favourite amongst those that dont seem to speak the dialect fluently, its as if thats all they know.

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 31 Aug 2012 4:43 pm

sensei_ wrote:
the lynx wrote:That will start a long long list for such...


seems to be a favourite amongst those that dont seem to speak the dialect fluently, its as if thats all they know.


You mean the foreigners or the locals themselves?

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Postby sensei_ » Fri, 31 Aug 2012 5:02 pm

the lynx wrote:You mean the foreigners or the locals themselves?


mix of both. some of the younger gen locals who grew up speaking mandarin, go to NS for a couple of years, and think that constantly throwing out KNN is cool.

then you have the foreigners who think they've become all local just because they can swear in a local dialect. :roll: :roll:

ive always said, if you want to speak a language (mother tongue or otherwise) learn it properly.

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Postby tim1277 » Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:23 pm

I guess alot hahhaha...

Such as the usual endings la, lor, lei, hmmmm.

To siao (mad), borliao (boring), jiat jiat jiat (eat x 3)... :O

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Postby assienav » Sun, 07 Oct 2012 11:39 am

-finished already and can can

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