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"Hokkien is a dying language, thanks to the new generation. It is one of the oldest chinese dialect but the new generation, especially the chinese themselves are not proud of using it. Today, they are slowly replaced by mandarin. For example in places like Penang, where Hokkien flourished, today sees the increase of mandarin speakers. Also when you speak Hokkien to them even in shops, chances that most times you will receive reply in mandarin. Unless something is done to promote the usage of Hokkien, it would bring the demise of the language. As China continue to regain its position in the world stage, I realise that Malaysian Chinese tends to worship mandarin more and neglect their own heritage. Someday, there might be nothing left to give to the next generation."

Here are 8 ways to preserve the Hokkien heritage:

1. We need to improve our Hokkien vocabulary and widen its use.

2. Teach and communicate in Hokkien with our children, relatives and friends.

3. Watch Hokkien puppet shows, stage shows and operas.

4. Watch Hokkien movies.

5. Follow Hokkien podcasts, radio broadcasts

6. Listen to Hokkien songs

7. Follow my "Speak Hokkien Well" lessons

8. Organise Hokkien elocution contests, story telling, debates in our local community for young and old..


Speak Hokkien Series 1023

1. Thank you - kam1 siah3, toh1 siah3

2. Grateful - kam1 kiek3, kam1 oon1

3. Appreciate from heart - sim1 niah4

4. Moved (feelings) - kam1 tong3

5. Accept with satisfaction - sim1 hok1 khao1 hok1

6. Make people admire - su4 lang2 khin3 puey3

7. Convinced someone - suey4 hok1

8. Very capable -chin1 oo3 sit1 liek1, chin1 oo3 chai3 tiow3, chin1 oo3 pun1 su3






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Last speaker of language
Any language is determined to be an extinct language when the last native or fluent speaker of that language dies.
There are some 500 languages out of a total of 6000 being classified as nearly extinct because "only a few elderly speakers are still living".
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    Should Hokkien come to such a stage? One day, this will happen if nothing is done to arrest the decline in its use and if Hokkien parents do not pass the mother tongue down to their children.

    Speak Hokkien Series 1022

    1. phah4 chioh3 hor1 - greet somebody

    2. sioh3 chioh4 mng3 - ask each other's welfare

    3. tham1 hong4, phai4 hong4 - pay a visit

    4. sioh1 kuan3 sim1 - give a bit of attention and care

    5. sioh3 tin3,tao4 sar3 khang1, hiap1 chor3, phang3 chor3 - help, assist

    6. poh1 hor3 - protect, shield

    7. li1 oo3 siah1 mih1 soo3 iao3? - do you need anthing?(help)

    8. kor1 lui3 - encourage

    See you in the next lesson.

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    Charlie Chan said...
    Wow, continue this blog, and lesson, it's very nice to have found something like this to teach me more of the language we use before, but yes as what you have said is dying already.








































    Wow, continue this blog, and lesson, it's very nice to have found something like this to teach me more of the language we use before, but yes as what you have said is dying already.

    I am a Lannang from Philippines, and to tell you honestly my Chinese speaking skills are fair only, luckily our Grand family Ass'n organized Mandarin lesson and also Cantonese I hope we can also establish Hokkien lessons here.












    Wow, continue this blog, and lesson, it's very nice to have found something like this to teach me more of the language we use before, but yes as what you have said is dying already.

    I am a Lannang from Philippines, and to tell you honestly my Chinese speaking skills are fair only, luckily our Grand family Ass'n organized Mandarin lesson and also Cantonese I hope we can also establish Hokkien lessons here.









































    Wow, continue this blog, and lesson, it's very nice to have found something like this to teach me more of the language we use before, but yes as what you have said is dying already.

    I am a Lannang from Philippines, and to tell you honestly my Chinese speaking skills are fair only, luckily our Grand family Ass'n organized Mandarin lesson and also Cantonese I hope we can also establish Hokkien lessons here.
    I am a Lannang from Philippines, and to tell you honestly my Chinese speaking skills are fair only, luckily our Grand family Ass'n organized Mandarin lesson and also Cantonese I hope we can also establish Hokkien lessons here.

    Speak Hokkien Series 1021

    The following are some useful everyday expressions:

    1. can't eat, can't sleep - chiah1 bay3 loh1, khun4 bay3 ki3

    2. should understand - eng1 kai1 liao1 kai4

    3. joking - kong1 kun1 chioh3

    4. not successful - kiah2 chit3 por3 phuah4 chit3 toh4

    5. effective - oo3 chai1 khang1

    6. not change character - si1 seng3 put1 khai4

    7. continue to make mistakes - it1 choh3 chai4 choh3

    8. can't detain me any longer - lao3 wah4 lao3 bay3 tiao2

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    I will now introduce some longer expressions for daily use. They are rather indispensible for communication.

    Speak Hokkien Series 1020

    1. long term - thng1 ki2

    2. vacation - thor3 khah4

    3. assume - liah3 chun1

    4. dilemma -khor1 chiong1, khor1 tiong1

    5. life has ups and downs - huey1 boh3 phah4 jit1 ang2, lang2 boh3 phah4 jit1 hoh4.

    6. whereabouts unknown - hae1 loh1 put1 beng2

    7. one step ahead - khah1 chah4 chit1 por3

    8. not keep one's word - kong1 oay3 boh3 sng4 oay3