Let's Learn Hokkien

Discussions on the Hokkien (Minnan) language.
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Let's Learn Hokkien

Post by Lafaso870 » Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:48 pm

Sometimes,non-hokkien people attempt to use hokkien to increase their level of 'cool-ness' when they attempt to swear. But more often than not, they fail because they do not know how to put the word into a proper sentence, OR, it doesn't sound the same when u use it in another language/dialect apart from hokkien. Just like what the Americans did to the original King's English.
" kan keh"
direct translation - '**** chicken'.
actual meaning - referring to someone who's cynical and selfish, not willing to take even the slightest risk of anything.
eg: "Leh ma ler ! Ah Seng kau giak kan keh ah .." [translation: "Your mother ! Ah Seng is damn timid !"]

"kiong kan "
direct translation - it actually was a short form for "ki ho lang kan ", which means, 'go get yourself ****ed by someone'.
actual meaning - an exclamation that was used to vehemently protest against any disagreement or illogical statements.
eg: "Kiong kan lah ! lu sio kong lim peh be hiau si boh ??" [translation : "Kiong kan lah ! You think you can fool me ??"]

"bak moy"
direct translation - 'pork porridge'
actual meaning - to undergo the complete and permanent cessation of all vital functions; i.e. die
eg: "Eh ! Lu lang cai boh ? Ray Charles bak moy liao !" [translation : "Eh ! Did you guys know ? That Ray Charles is dead !"]

"loo siao"
direct translation - 'rub sperm'
actual meaning - to riot, to rebel, mak e trouble or go ballistic. Can be used as adjective, verb or noun.
eg: "That char bor, si peh loo siao, tiam tiam chueh soo …" [translation : "That woman, damn rebellious, always look for trouble.."]

"char siao"
direct translation - 'fried sperm'
actual meaning - to disturb or to vex someone
eg: "Mai char siao lah !" [translation : "Don't disturb me !"]

"kuai lan"
direct translation - 'suave dick'
actual meaning - adjective to describe a very cheeky or obnoxious person.
eg: "That si ginna si peh kuai lan." [translation : "That kid is damn obnoxious."] "apong sin" direct translation - 'pancake spirit' (pancake is also the secondary meaning for vagina)
actual meaning - a person who's fawning over any females and willing to do anything for them. eg: "Ah Piang kau giak apong sin. Peng eu kio chut, boh eng. Char bor kio chut, eh poey…" [translation : "Ah Piang damn 'pancake spirit'. When his friends ask him out, always busy. But when girls ask him out, he'll literally fly out"]

"ciu cheng"
direct translation - 'hand gun'
actual meaning - an adjective to describe someone that is unskillfully clumsy, delinquent and ****ed up. eg: "Si tua pui, kau giak ciu cheng. Chia pun beh hiau park." [translation : "That fat ass damn ****ed up. Don't even know how to park a car"]

"tu lan" (also known as T.L.)
direct translation - 'pig's dick'
real meaning - hatefully dislike or angry; pissed.
eg: "Kua tiok ee eh bin … pun tu lan." [translation : "It pissed me off even by just a glance of his face."]

"kam lan"
direct translation - 'to fellate'
real meaning - an expression added into questions - to denote something ridiculous or defies logical understanding.
eg: "Lu choaa lu eh bor chut lai kam lan aa ??" [translation : "Why the hell do you bring along your wife ??"]

"loh tee"
direct translation - 'bread' (derived from the malay word "roti")
real meaning - an adjective to describe a very slutty, chintzy and promiscuous female being. Highly derogatory.
eg: "Ah Piang eh chat loh si peh loh tee. Goh lui chap pek tau" [translation : "Ah Piang's girl is a goddamn slut. Five cents for eighteen times"]
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Re: Let's Learn Hokkien

Post by amhoanna » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:06 pm

Sukah, sukah. Ce sī Penang Hokkien, tio̍h bô?
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Re: Let's Learn Hokkien

Post by Ah-bin » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:06 pm

I wasn't sure how to reply to this one as I read it on another internet page about a year ago, it's good that it has been brought to attention to us by lafaso870....even better if lafaso870 is the author! I learnt quite a bit from it...
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Re: Let's Learn Hokkien

Post by xng » Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:16 am

Ah-bin wrote:I wasn't sure how to reply to this one as I read it on another internet page about a year ago, it's good that it has been brought to attention to us by lafaso870....even better if lafaso870 is the author! I learnt quite a bit from it...
I doubt the correctness of some of the entries, I noticed some errors already.

eg.
char siao"
direct translation - 'fried sperm'

The char here means 'disturb with noise' 吵 and not 'fried' 炒.

Apparently, the author doesn't seem to know about chinese characters or homophones.
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