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    Default Do you know your native tongue well?

    Being a multi racial society, do you know how to pronounce photography term in your native language be it: mandarin, malay, tamil, hindi, vietnamese, Thai or others.

    Term you use everyday in this forum like:
    1. Shutter speed
    2. Aperture
    3. ISO/ASA
    4. Tripod
    5. Flash gun
    6. Filter
    7. Viewfinder
    8. Slow sync flash
    9. Rule of third
    10. Perspective

    How many of this do you know?

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    wait, let me go and check my camera/lens user manual, they have Mandarin there!!!

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    I dont think there are tamil words for most of them.

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    Default Re: Do you know your native tongue well?

    Originally posted by binbeto
    Being a multi racial society, do you know how to pronounce photography term in your native language be it: mandarin, malay, tamil, hindi, vietnamese, Thai or others.

    Term you use everyday in this forum like:
    1. Shutter speed
    2. Aperture
    3. ISO/ASA
    4. Tripod
    5. Flash gun
    6. Filter
    7. Viewfinder
    8. Slow sync flash
    9. Rule of third
    10. Perspective

    How many of this do you know?
    I think Singaporeans are bilingual for most everyday conversation, when it comes to technical jargon we are hopelessly inadequate. Found out on my first trip to china to do training many years ago when I had to learn how to correctly call most common computer peripherals.

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    Originally posted by reno77
    I dont think there are tamil words for most of them.
    I am no indian but I think there should be. Else how do they communicate in their language while taking abt photography?

    Maybe someone can help the rest of us out by typing the "pronounciation" on the side?

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    Originally posted by jasphotography
    wait, let me go and check my camera/lens user manual, they have Mandarin there!!!
    Err...

    No cheating!! This is not an "open-book" test.

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    erm i also dunno i pronounce correctly or not...got any answers? lol

    if just to make the other party understand, i think still ok....

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    Originally posted by Revo
    erm i also dunno i pronounce correctly or not...got any answers? lol

    if just to make the other party understand, i think still ok....
    Hmm.. I am not too sure..

    Just for fun and knowledge... Could someone started by putting some "pronounciation" beside the english words? Add other words that you think will be useful.

    Term you use everyday in this forum like:
    1. Shutter speed
    2. Aperture
    3. ISO/ASA
    4. Tripod
    "San Jiao Jia" (Chinese)
    5. Flash gun
    6. Filter
    7. Viewfinder
    8. Slow sync flash
    9. Rule of third
    10. Perspective
    11. Focus
    "Duay Jiao" (Chinese)

    That's all I know.

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    Mother tongue??? Hang on! For most Singaporean Chinese, Mandarin is NOT even their mother tongue.

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    let me try:

    1. Shutter speed = "kuai4 men2 shu4"
    2. Aperture = "guang1 quan1"
    3. ISO/ASA = "gan3 guang1 du4"
    4. Tripod = "san1 jiao3 jia4"
    5. Flash gun = "san3 guang1 deng1"
    6. Filter = "guo4 lu4 jing4"
    7. Viewfinder
    8. Slow sync flash
    9. Rule of third
    10. Perspective
    11. Focus = "dui4 jiao1"

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    1. Shutter speed = "kuai4 men2 shu4"
    2. Aperture = "guang1 quan1"
    3. ISO/ASA = "gan3 guang1 du4"
    4. Tripod = "san1 jiao3 jia4"
    5. Flash gun = "san3 guang1 deng1"
    6. Filter = "guo4 lu4 jing4"
    7. Viewfinder =
    8. Slow sync flash
    9. Rule of third (See 12)
    10. Perspective
    11. Focus = "dui4 jiao1"

    12. Golden Mean (Rule of thirds) "huang2 jin1 fen1 ge2"
    13. Photojournalism : ji4 shi2 xing4 she4 ying3
    14. Street Photography : jie1 tou2 she4 ying3
    15. Fill-in : bu3 guang1
    16. Lens : jing4 tou2
    17. AF : zi4 dong4 bian4 jiao1
    18. Wide Angle Lens : kuo4 jiao3 jing4
    19. Slide : huan4 deng1 pian4
    20. Metering : ce4 guang1

    There're some I forgot.

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    Default Re: Re: Do you know your native tongue well?

    Originally posted by Ansel
    I think Singaporeans are bilingual for most everyday conversation, when it comes to technical jargon we are hopelessly inadequate. Found out on my first trip to china to do training many years ago when I had to learn how to correctly call most common computer peripherals.
    How do u say "Router", "Switch", "Hub", "Cross-over cable" and "Straight cable" in Mandarin?

    I really had problems toking to a friend from China when he approached me for help with his computer. To make things worse, his command of English is quite bad.

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    Originally posted by jsbn
    How do u say "Router", "Switch", "Hub", "Cross-over cable" and "Straight cable" in Mandarin?

    I really had problems toking to a friend from China when he approached me for help with his computer. To make things worse, his command of English is quite bad.
    Router - 路由器 (lu4 you2 qi2)
    Hub - 集线器 (ji2 xian4 qi2)
    Switch - 交换机 (jiao1 huan4 ji1)
    cat5e cable - 超五类线缆 (chao1 wu2 lie4 zian4 lan3)

    oops make a typo, should be xian4 lan3
    Last edited by jybubba; 28th May 2003 at 11:08 PM.

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    ckiang n tweek....


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    Default Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you know your native tongue well?

    Originally posted by jybubba
    Router - 路由器 (lu4 you2 qi2)
    Hub - 集线器 (ji2 xian4 qi2)
    Switch - 交换机 (jiao1 huan4 ji1)
    cat5e cable - 超五类线缆 (chao1 wu2 lie4 zian4 lan3)
    Fuah... Best man.

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    Originally posted by jsbn
    Fuah... Best man.
    thanks revo and jsbn. shld be best woman hor.

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    At least we know more now..

    Ay contributor from the other language camp?

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    On a related note, chinese terminology for some IT terms (more for programmer-types )



    Regards
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    here's my contribution

    G3 = G san
    S602 = S liu ling er
    7i = qi i
    the new G5 = xin de G wu

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    Originally posted by wallpaper
    here's my contribution

    G3 = G san
    S602 = S liu ling er
    7i = qi i
    the new G5 = xin de G wu
    Like your sense of humour.

    Then I am using a F80 (Ay-fu Ba-shi). Hoping to get a F100(Ay-fu Yi Bai).

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