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We may feel distressed, disturbed, anxious or apprehensive.
How often we do feel better when appropriate words are used to build up our spirits.

Here are some:

1. calm - leng1 cheng3

2. optimistic - lok1 kuan1

3. comfort - ann3 ooi3

4. strong in spirit - iong1 kam4

5. courage - tham1 liong3

6. considerate - thay1 liong3

7. understand - liao1 kai4, beng3 phaik1

8. not to worry - phang4 sim, hong4 sim

See you again.






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Li1 Kor4 Boh3 Wah1 Kor4, How pitiful! How ironical!

Scenario: A Hokkien man from outstation visits some Hokkien relatives who speak the mother tongue daily.

Relative 1: Always responds in Mandarin when spoken to because of slight variation in accent and vocabulary.Refuses to use Hokkien to communicate.

Relative 2: Always converse in Hokkien comfortably and ignore the minor differences.

Some Indian and Malay friends - are proud to use Hokkien to converse. There is even an Indian singer who sings in perfect Hokkien Taiwanese style.

Hokkien parents now speak to their children in Mandarin or English. Nothing wrong about this. What is wrong is that they fail to transmit their mother tongue. We just got to address this issue before it is too late. Two children recently claimed to be Hokkiens but they cannot speak Hokkien at all. Only Mandarin and Cantonese. Their reason for their claim - because their father is a Hokkien.

Back To Speak Hokkien. Today, we learn some words that rhyme with a disperse pattern. Here are some examples:

1. put1 ti1 put1 khak3 - unknowingly

2. tuah3 oon1 tuah3 teik3 - great deed

3. khuah4 tao2 khuah4 buey4 - assist in looking after

4. sim1 hok3 khao1 hok3 - fully convinced and accept

5. put1 sam1 put1 su1 - not up to standard

6. oo3 cheng2 oo3 gi3 - grateful

7. thang3 khah1 thang3 chiu4 - indecent

8. sng4 lai2 sng4 ki3 - calculate



That's all at the moment.

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Hokkien - What Do These Idioms Mean?



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Hokkien is rich with idiomatic expressions if you care to know and treasure them.

Here are some examples:

1. Phai1 teik1 chut1 hoh1 soon4
(Literally bad bamboo produce good shoots)
(Bad family produce good generation)

2. Phah4 chao4 kia1 chuah2
(Literally beat grass to scare snakes)
(Indirectly affect your target throught your actions)

3. Chan2 boh2 khao1, chui4 boh2 lao2
(Literally not plough field, water not flow)
(No more dealings)

4. Chit1 suah1 oo chit1 suah kuan2
(Literally for each hill there is one higher)
(Avoid pride and boastfulness - there are always those who are more capable)

5. Cham1 chao4 tooi3 kin1
(Literally cut grass must sever roots also)
(Get rid of everything with nothing left)

6. Choh1 hoh4 sar3 ni1, choh1 phai1 sar3 jit1
( Literally do good takes three years, do bad takes 3 days)
(It is easier to be bad than to do good)

7. Iam3 chui4 kay1 bay1 chiah1 hoh1 bi4
(Literally a hen with a cut beak wants to eat good rice)
(Desire luxuries and good things though from a humble background)

8. Kiah2 chit1 por3, sng4 chit1 por3.
(Literally, walk one step, count one step)
(Deal with a matter when we come to it)



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It is fascinating! The Hokkien pattern of 1 plus 2 rhyme to form meaning.

Yes, a single word with double word rhyme combination to convey meaning.


Consider the following:

35. all smiles - chioh4 bi1 bi1

36. shiny - kim1 si1 si1

37. black - or3 lu3 lu3

38. hard(food) - teng3 khok1 khok1

39. torn in pieces - chui4 kor1 kor1

40. pretty-looking - sui1 thang1 thang1

41. dirty - or3 chiap1 chiap1

42. cold(food) - leng4 ki1 ki1

Chai4 huey3 - See you again.

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Hokkien is beautiful to the ears if you know how to appreciate it. One is the the combining of words that rhyme - doubling it to convey single meaning. Sample the following:

27. peaceful - peng3 peng3 ann1 ann1

28. happily - khuai4 khuai4 lok1 lok1

29. honestly - lao1 lao1 sit1 sit1

30. long term - ku1 ku1 tng3 tng3

31. noisy - chao1 chao1 nao3 nao3

32. simply - chin1 chin1 chai4 chai

33. smooth-going - soon3 soon3 li3 li3

34. lonely - kor3 kor3 tuah1 tuah1

Chiah3 hoh4. Good.

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18. lighten - khiam1 khin1

19. reduce,lessen - khiam1 chioh1

20. at times - put1 si2

21. well-mannered - su3 boon2

22. judgement - phuah1 tuan3

23. blow - thah1 kiek3

24. stop work - theng2 kang1

25. open - hien1 khooi1

26. see you again - chai4 kien1

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Welcome! Huan3 Yeng2!

To speak Hokkien properly, you need a proper vocabulary. It is my desire to hear Hokkien English-educated people speak Hokkien fluently. My vocabulary list will certainly help you. Forget about regional differences and sight variation of accent or terms used. All that is Hokkien is Hokkien - precious heritage.

I have simplified Hokkien to standardise it with the Mandarin 4 tones (ma1; ma2; ma3; ma4) and in romanised form.In reality, it is all that is needed. Beyond that, some others can specialise and propound.

If you are ready, please follow along my next post. Chai4 kien3! See you again.

Be Proud To Speak Proper Hokkien- Preserve The Heritage.


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Hokkien people are some of the most adventurous and diligent people. They traverse oceans and are found in all continents of the world. They are diligent,adaptable and flexible. Nothing wrong about that.

Still, two things deserve attention. One is the gradual erosion of a very rich culture. The other is -alas- many just are not keen to preserve their mother tongue. They have failed to transmit their language through apathy.

I admire the Cantonese people. They go to great lengths to use their mother tongue. The film industry is well developed. So are the advertising and music industry. Cantonese is well used and developed. Cantonese people take great pride in their language and transmit them to their children.

Hokkiens as a whole lack pride. The advertising, movie and film industry is almost nil with the exception of Taiwan and a little bit from Singapore. Every other country is pathetic including Fujian province China. The culture is dying off also.

The Hokkien that is spoken is either crude, vulgar or limited in its vocabulary. Hokkiens end up speaking Mandarin, English or other tongues with their children. By doing that, they neglect or look down upon their rich mother tongue and tradition. Give it another generation, Hokkiens are no longer Hokkiens because they no longer speak or use their mother tongue. A big proportion of the young are now either hardly able to speak or cannot speak Hokkien at all. Hokkien, the language, will be given a quick burial or cremation if we no longer take pride or have the will to use and preserve it.

It is my aim to promote Hokkien and I appeal to fellow Hokkiens to do your part.

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