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Anyone interested to learn Singlish?

Post by ethy88 » Fri, 15 Feb 2013 3:58 pm

You want to learn Singlish or not. Can talk like us leh. Good hor? Maybe next time you go Sim Lim also wun kena tok.

Or in English...

Do you want to learn Singlish and speak like one of us? It may even come in handy when you shop at Sim Lim!

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Post by Sergei82 » Fri, 15 Feb 2013 4:01 pm

As if you will not understand me if I spealk with you in English instead of Singlish!

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Post by x9200 » Fri, 15 Feb 2013 4:38 pm

Ethy88 is promoting her or his learning centre on this board. You don't see it because we are promoting at the same time a spam free forum.

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 15 Feb 2013 4:41 pm

sure why not? teach me all the bad words first please :D

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Post by alittlerisky » Fri, 15 Feb 2013 4:44 pm

so... correct me if I'm wrong. I should basically learn to mispronounce my mother tongue, and say "eh" or "lah" every three words?

Having said that, I'm game, I have done silly things all my life!
Who? What? How? Why? Where? When? Merde...

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Post by Sergei82 » Fri, 15 Feb 2013 5:10 pm

The only thing I cannot grasp is that Singaporean-Mandarin intonation of English: when each syllable goes up or down instead of plain English speach. When I first came here and heard somebody speak that English, I thought the guy is a patient in mental clinic, although his English was seemingly correct (at least that portion he pronounced)... only later I understood it is their accent.

Can anyone teach me to speak like that? I will scare my friends! :)

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Post by Wd40 » Sat, 16 Feb 2013 3:53 pm

The most incomprehensible phrase, to new comers, is when a Singaporean says "I meet you at the Ca Pa" :D

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Sat, 16 Feb 2013 6:18 pm

The first word I learnt was cheebai , then I used Cheebai for world domination. well.. almost.

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Post by taxico » Mon, 18 Feb 2013 7:26 pm

i was laughing over dinner when i was at a neighborhood family japanese (singaporean) restaurant...

this mom kept praising her kids...

"you're a smut girl!"

"you're a smut boy!"

"you're so smut!"

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Post by taxico » Mon, 18 Feb 2013 7:32 pm

how to bargain -

you: how much?

seller: chip chip, fai loller.

you: don't li dat lah. so as-spensive. chipper can? foh loller. (gesticulate with hand to show 4 fingers)

seller: can is can. but... *looks at the color of your skin, hair and eyes* fai loller is berry chip oredi.

you: cannot oso is can lah. foh loller!

seller: okay lah. spay-sher pry. fo loller for you.

you: on lah.

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 18 Feb 2013 9:12 pm

when i arrived here about 9 months ago my English was a fairly neutral accent, now i cringe and something dies inside me whenever I say can can
or can no la

P.S I'm cooking in can no la oil these days

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Post by JR8 » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 4:40 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote: P.S I'm cooking in can no la oil these days

Genuine lol! :-D
(Thx for that)

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 20 Feb 2013 2:59 pm

JR8 wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote: P.S I'm cooking in can no la oil these days

Genuine lol! :-D
(Thx for that)
no worries mate :D

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