Do you know your native tongue well?

How many can you pronounce in your native tongue?


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binbeto

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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!!! :gbounce: :rbounce: :gbounce:
 

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#4
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. :embrass:
 

binbeto

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#5
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?
 

binbeto

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#6
Originally posted by jasphotography
wait, let me go and check my camera/lens user manual, they have Mandarin there!!! :gbounce: :rbounce: :gbounce:
Err...

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

binbeto

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#8
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. :p
 

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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. :p

Regards
CK
 

jsbn

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#12
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. :embrass:
How do u say "Router", "Switch", "Hub", "Cross-over cable" and "Straight cable" in Mandarin? :what:

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. :cry:
 

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#13
Originally posted by jsbn
How do u say "Router", "Switch", "Hub", "Cross-over cable" and "Straight cable" in Mandarin? :what:

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. :cry:
Router - ·ÓÉÆ÷ (lu4 you2 qi2)
Hub - ¼¯ÏßÆ÷ (ji2 xian4 qi2)
Switch - ½»»»»ú (jiao1 huan4 ji1)
cat5e cable - ³¬ÎåÀàÏßÀ (chao1 wu2 lie4 zian4 lan3)

oops make a typo, should be xian4 lan3
 

jsbn

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Originally posted by jybubba
Router - ·ÓÉÆ÷ (lu4 you2 qi2)
Hub - ¼¯ÏßÆ÷ (ji2 xian4 qi2)
Switch - ½»»»»ú (jiao1 huan4 ji1)
cat5e cable - ³¬ÎåÀàÏßÀ (chao1 wu2 lie4 zian4 lan3)
Fuah... Best man. :what:
 

binbeto

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#20
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. :D

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

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