Hokkien terms of endearment translations

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mavericker
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Hokkien terms of endearment translations

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Hello. I'm interested in learning Hokkien temrs of endearment. What are Taiwanese, Malaysian and Singaporean Hokkien terms of endearment for men, women, children and teenagers? Please let me know. :D

jilang
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Post by jilang »

In the Hokkien version of the song "Xiao Wei" the term of endearment,
"sio ko niu" is used to refer to a girl. I think this term translates to "small lady" but I don't think it literally means "small" and is just endearing.

mavericker
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Post by mavericker »

jilang wrote:In the Hokkien version of the song "Xiao Wei" the term of endearment,
"sio ko niu" is used to refer to a girl. I think this term translates to "small lady" but I don't think it literally means "small" and is just endearing.
Hello jilang-is that a Taiwanese term of endearment?

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