Hokkien - 8 Hokkien Idioms( Part Two) That We Can Proudly Use UseUse




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Idioms are a necessary part of Hokkien. It enriches and give variety to the language. In everyday coversations,  use of idioms are on the decline. As such, many do not pick up and use idioms from their parents. My blog here provided the first set of idioms  and have since attracted the most attention.

Hokkien - What Do These Idioms Mean?


Clearly, we are attracted to Hokkien idioms. Here, I have complied the second set of idioms. Please learn them and use them. You may be an object of admiration if you use it appropriately.

1. lao1 kao2 mah3 eh2 phuah3 tay4 chiu3 kah1 - even the capable can one day make mistakes

2. sar1 niu4 eh3 miah3 bay3 chiah3 pay4 niu4 eh3 bi4 - expect too much

3. phuah4 kin1 pay4 niu4 - incomplete, incapable

4,  sin2 put1 thi1, kooi4 put1 kak3 - no one will know

5. sar3 tng2 ng3 tay4 - any untoward happening

6. choh4 kah1 lao3 kuah3, iu3 koh1 lao3 nuah3- work extremely hard without reward

7. si3 kay3 ng3 boh2, phang4 kay3 sai4 chit1 tooi1 - produce nothing good except bad

8. chap1 kiah4 chap1 sim3 pu3, chun3 chit1 lay2 lao3 kuah1 hu3 - refusal to care for the elderly (unfilial) 


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Hokkien - 10 Rhyming Expressions You Feel Good - Section 3


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Speak Hokkien Series 1038

The beauty of Hokkien is seen in its rhyming expressions. When we use it, our communication becomes richer, more expressive and more interesting. People will connect with us better. They will find us more nicer to talk to. Our vocabulary becomes richer. We become someone more desirable for them to have around.

1. phit1 phit1 phok1 phok1 – sound of excited heartbeat

2. put1 tiong1 put1 hao3 – disloyal and unfilial

3. kong1 tang1 kong1 sai1 – undesirable speech

4. boh1 ee1 boh1 oah4 – no one to depend

5. it1 seng1 it1 ee3 - long-held desire

6. kooi1 tao2 kooi1 nao4 – crooked and cunning

7. tang1 ni2 tang jit1 – same day and year

8. oon3 oon3 soon3 soon2 – mild tempered

9. oo3 tao2 oo3 bin3 – high status in society

10. tuah3 tuah3 say4 say3 - big and small

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Hokkien - 10 Difficulties In Life


Life have many challenges and difficulties. The following are some expressions we can use in expressing those difficulties.in Hokkien. May this lesson, again, serve to activate your mother tongue. Also, welcome those who are learning this as an additional language.

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1. siong3 nao1 kin1 – difficult to decide

2. bay3 siu3 suah3 – cannot be settled

3. chiak1 khooi1– at a disadvantage

4. chiong1 moa4 oan4 hoon3 – full of resentment

5. ki1 gi2 sim1 – starting to be suspicious

6. chin1 chiah4 goh3 huey3 – real misunderstanding

7. boh2 tao3 sin2 – forgetful

8. mm3 si3 phan3 huat3 – not the solution

9. sit1 ki4 chu3 keh3 – disqualify

10. jin1 hai4 bong3 bong2 – hard to trace

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