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Anybody willing to teach me some Malaysian slang.., I can't understand more than 10 words!!!
Janishta
post Nov 19 2005, 10:04 PM
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I'm Asian but I was born in the US and though I know Mandarin Chinese that's all I know. Lately I dunno why but I've made several friends from Malaysia and they're friends with each other and when they chat on a certain forum they use slang and I keep on having to ask the one I know more well to translate. I think she's getting annoyed..

Basically I get the thing with the -la ending but that's it. And I know lambik (spelling??!?!?) because my friend translated for me. But that's ALL!!


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post Nov 20 2005, 04:33 AM
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Terima kasih - Thank you

to pronounce it ---> te-re-ma ca-sih
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post Nov 20 2005, 06:46 AM
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QUOTE (Janishta @ Nov 20 2005, 04:04 AM)
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I'm Asian but I was born in the US and though I know Mandarin Chinese that's all I know. Lately I dunno why but I've made several friends from Malaysia and they're friends with each other and when they chat on a certain forum they use slang and I keep on having to ask the one I know more well to translate. I think she's getting annoyed..

Basically I get the thing with the -la ending but that's it. And I know lambik (spelling??!?!?) because my friend translated for me. But that's ALL!!


ALL HELP GRATEFULLY AND APPRECIATIVELY RECIEVED!
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hehe.. not Lambik , Its "Lembik"... Its a slang for Malaysian word "Lembut".

ko-rang = you all
a-pe-sal? / a-pe-hal?= why?
ke-rek = snobbish
kan-toi = got owned
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post Nov 20 2005, 09:32 PM
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lol XD thanks all

I'm proabbly going to look around and collect the meanings of words into one notepad document.

What's the grammar like? In comparison to mandarin Chinese grammar (if anyone speaks chinese)
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post Nov 20 2005, 10:56 PM
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QUOTE (Janishta @ Nov 20 2005, 09:32 PM)
lol XD thanks all

I'm proabbly going to look around and collect the meanings of words into one notepad document.

What's the grammar like? In comparison to mandarin Chinese grammar (if anyone speaks chinese)
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The grammar's like Thai and Laos. It's kind of similar to Chinese as well, but I would say it looks more like Thai/Laos grammatically. Not a hard language to learn at all. Good luck
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post Nov 21 2005, 12:57 AM
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QUOTE (Janishta @ Nov 20 2005, 09:32 PM)
lol XD thanks all

I'm proabbly going to look around and collect the meanings of words into one notepad document.

What's the grammar like? In comparison to mandarin Chinese grammar (if anyone speaks chinese)
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in mandarin chinese for example:
wo hui shuo ii de er phu tong hua.

direct translation in english:

I speak a little mandarin.

in malay:

`Saya cakap sedikit mandarin`
which is grammaticcally wrong. but ppl will still understand it.U should say,
`Saya boleh bercakap sedikit mandarin`


My point is...sumtimes, they use ber+ verb , ter+ verb ...etc
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post Nov 21 2005, 07:23 AM
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er...i dont think its a good idea to get tuition classes on malay language here on the net since most of us will be using the improper malay...and it will just confuse you even more...try to do some reading instead...and watch loads of malay programme...but i wish u luck on that one...most of the malay programmes kinda suck icon_redface.gif
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post Nov 21 2005, 08:30 AM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singlish

The Manglish in Wikipedia is not so complete. But you'll get the rough idea on how Manglish is spoken through learning the Singlish. Hope you'll understand. ^__^
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post Nov 22 2005, 05:10 AM
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yea, singlish n manglish gt lots of similarities.. embarassedlaugh.gif2 Anyway cheers beerchug.gif
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