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15-12-2008, 03:21 PM
Hi All,

Looking for a teacher to learn Hokkien from. Must be a structured course,that is learning from 1,2,3 cos student has albsolutely no knowledge of the language.

Hope to speak and understand Hokkein for trip to Taiwan :D


15-12-2008, 03:28 PM
Pai seh.. wa beh hiang kong Taiyue... :(

...But how come u want to learn Hokkien instead of Mandarin for your trip? They mostly speak Mandarin, esp the younger generations. :)

15-12-2008, 03:44 PM
Can speak Mandarin already mah!

Want to learn Hokkien for that affinity feel when over in Taiwan :p

15-12-2008, 04:10 PM
If you really cannot find anyone to teach you... last resort is to watch taiwanese soap operas on youtube. :D
Anytime.. any day.. at your convenience. The moment you speak with any of the locals, they will know u are M'sian. hehhehe.. can't escape.

15-12-2008, 05:18 PM
One thing is to watch Channel 333 on ASTRO, my Mum-in-Law glued to the channel lah until I cannot watch MU vs Chelsea FC at times.... ha ha

But you can start by learning Penang Hokkien re. the Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Effective People:

Habit No 1: Be Pro-Active
Kin Ka Kin Chiew
( Fast leg, fast hand )

Habit No 2: Sharpen the Saw
Toh Bua Lai Lai
( Make the knife sharp )

Habit No 3: Begin with the End In Mind
Ooh Tao Ooh Buay
( Have head, have tail )

Habit No 4: First Things First
Chik Hung Chik Hung Lai - Ban Ban Lai
( One thing at a time, slow and steady ); or
Cho Tow Seng
( Do first ; talk later )

Habit No 5: Think Win-Win
Long Chong Ai Yarh
( Must win everything )
This is definitely not thinking win-win. This is a zero sum game. Win everything!

Habit No 6: Seek To Understand Rather Than To Be Understood
Cho Lang Ai Eh Beng Pek
( You must be understanding )

Habit No 7: Synergize
Tai Kay Ai Hup Chop
( All must cooperate )

You can see that this Covey fella wasn't original in his concepts... must have copied from the Hokkiens somewhere who have been practising these 7 habits (and probably more...) for centuries!

Good Guy
15-12-2008, 09:50 PM
Watch "spirit of love" Astro AEC 301 @ 12 noon, 6pm, and 12 midnite.