Kids knowing their dialects. What is your take?

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Re: Kids knowing their dialects. What is your take?

Post by janet88 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:39 pm

.zeit wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:00 pm
It's useful to pick up a few common dialects if you're going to be in the service sector. But as more and more Pioneer Gen clients and patients are passing on, perhaps it's no longer so important for current preschoolers to master dialects. Most Merdeka Gen Singaporeans can speak Mandarin and/or English quite well.
actually picking up dialect is also useful when ordering food.
the char siew/roast pork/roast duck stalls usually run by Malaysians and they speak cantonese.
son and I love to eat char siew with roast pork with cooked oil and sauce...it's hard to explain to a person from china. knowing to speak at least a least one dialect is an asset.

my cousin can speak fluent Shanghainese because his mother speaks to him in that language. uncle speaks to him in English. he attends international school in Taiwan and his friends are mainly angmohs.

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Re: Kids knowing their dialects. What is your take?

Post by floppy » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:45 pm

Knowing a few dialect is very useful.

While the middle finger is generally understood, there’s nothing more poetic than being able to swear in multiple dialects (even better if you can string them up).

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Re: Kids knowing their dialects. What is your take?

Post by MrsKiasu » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:57 pm

for some contractor bz I heard that some prefers to give bz to gagi lang..

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Re: Kids knowing their dialects. What is your take?

Post by floppy » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:56 pm

MrsKiasu wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:57 pm
for some contractor bz I heard that some prefers to give bz to gagi lang..
Aiyah. It’s very normal.
But kaki lang hor... it generally means same race but not necessarily same dialect group.
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Re: Kids knowing their dialects. What is your take?

Post by janet88 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:31 pm

I give up communicating with kids in cantonese. the switch in the brain just doesn't work.

my cantonese is not fluent but Singaporeans will understand.
hongkongers will know I'm not one of them.
fortunately the hongkongers speak English, so kids will have no problems if they go there for a holiday.
but I really hope they can pick up the dialect.


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Re: Kids knowing their dialects. What is your take?

Post by MrsKiasu » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:33 pm

floppy wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:56 pm
MrsKiasu wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:57 pm
for some contractor bz I heard that some prefers to give bz to gagi lang..
Aiyah. It’s very normal.
But kaki lang hor... it generally means same race but not necessarily same dialect group.
:censored:
for this particular case that I heard, it was referring to same dialect group.

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Re: Kids knowing their dialects. What is your take?

Post by MrsKiasu » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:37 pm

janet88 wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:31 pm
I give up communicating with kids in cantonese. the switch in the brain just doesn't work.

my cantonese is not fluent but Singaporeans will understand.
hongkongers will know I'm not one of them.
fortunately the hongkongers speak English, so kids will have no problems if they go there for a holiday.
but I really hope they can pick up the dialect.
I like cantonese too..what a pity if our next next generation maybe dont speak dialects anymore..already now we mostly speak dialects with our family members only.

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Re: Kids knowing their dialects. What is your take?

Post by lee_yl » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:52 pm

It is a pity that our children do not speak dialects nowadays.

I was wondering why not start with Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan (SHHK), to set up an interview panel (for a coveted place in one of their primary schools) to interview the kids in Hokkien and the kids must answer in Hokkien. Only those deserving ones can get in under phase 2B.

SHHK : What is your name? (in Hokkien)
Xiao Ming: Wa kio xiao ming.
SHHK : How old are you?
Xiao Ming: luck huay (6 yo)
SHHK: What is your hobby?
Xiao Ming: Tuck kiu (football)

I find it interesting if the SHHK can help promote Hokkien among our younger generations. Better than just be a Hokkien in name, registered in SHHK schools but ah boy ah girl can’t speak a single word of Hokkien.

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Re: Kids knowing their dialects. What is your take?

Post by MrsKiasu » Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:00 pm

:rotflmao:

maybe few dialects..kids to draw lots..

What is your name? (in Canto)
Xiao Ming: Ngo hei xiu ming.
How old are you?
Xiao Ming: luk sui (6 yo)
What is your hobby?
Xiao Ming: teck ball (football)
Last edited by MrsKiasu on Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Kids knowing their dialects. What is your take?

Post by MrsKiasu » Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:01 pm

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