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theveed

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Kinda new to the culture here... Want to know what the following mean...

- Tanjong
- Lorong
- Jalan
- Kampong

Why do you spell and pronounce the word "artiste" (ahrteese)? It's neither American or British English.

What's "Siok"

:dunno:

What other terms do you guys use often?
 

zac08

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Kinda new to the culture here... Want to know what the following mean...

- Tanjong
- Lorong
- Jalan
- Kampong

Why do you spell and pronounce the word "artiste" (ahrteese)? It's neither American or British English.

What's "Siok"

:dunno:

What other terms do you guys use often?
Tanjong = Cape
Lorong = Lane
Jalan = Walk
Kampong = Village

No idea on the artise part...

Shiok = Feels good, exciting
 

Prismatic

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Like many other words borrowed from other languages, I suppose artiste has come to associated with a performer of the arts. I believe it can be found in most American and British dictionary already.
 

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Ah, thanks guys... A lot clearer now :D

Prismatic: Artist (without the last e) and Brits pronounce it as "ahh tist", Americans pronounce it as "Arr tst"... Only SIN pronounces it as arteest
 

ZDragon

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Singapore is a country of Mix Culture. Just like the Great Britian has Old Queen English. American has Red Indian English. Singapore has it's own version calls Singlish. It mixes Malay, Chinese Dialects, English and some Tamils together.

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oeyvind

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These are Malay words.

- Tanjong - Cape
- Lorong - Lane
- Jalan - Road
- Kampong - Village

And from the dictionary

artiste |ärˈtēst|
noun
a professional entertainer, esp. a singer or dancer : cabaret artistes.
ORIGIN early 19th cent.: from French (see artist ).
 

seankyh

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Singapore is a country of Mix Culture. Just like the Great Britian has Old Queen English. American has Red Indian English. Singapore has it's own version calls Singlish. It mixes Malay, Chinese Dialects, English and some Tamils together.

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Yeah.. If the Jamaicans can have their flava of English and sound cool, we can too!!!
 

advrider

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still have "ah ba then"
dont pray pray
why you so like that?

:bsmilie:
 

eikin

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Kinda new to the culture here... Want to know what the following mean...

- Tanjong
- Lorong
- Jalan
- Kampong

Why do you spell and pronounce the word "artiste" (ahrteese)? It's neither American or British English.

What's "Siok"

:dunno:

What other terms do you guys use often?
alamak ... like that damn jialak sia, you go blanjah some singaporean friends to teach you faster (16 words)

translate: oh my goodness ... this looks like a rather bad case, you should get some Singaporean friends to teach you as you will be able to pick up the language alot faster, don't forget to give them a treat after that (40 words)

somehow i think Singlish is a rather efficient language :sweat:
 

melvin

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alamak ... like that damn jialak sia, you go blanjah some singaporean friends to teach you faster (16 words)

translate: oh my goodness ... this looks like a rather bad case, you should get some Singaporean friends to teach you as you will be able to pick up the language alot faster, don't forget to give them a treat after that (40 words)

somehow i think Singlish is a rather efficient language :sweat:
Wa seh... no horse run arh!:bsmilie:
 

yqt

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alamak ... like that damn jialak sia, you go blanjah some singaporean friends to teach you faster (16 words)

translate: oh my goodness ... this looks like a rather bad case, you should get some Singaporean friends to teach you as you will be able to pick up the language alot faster, don't forget to give them a treat after that (40 words)

somehow i think Singlish is a rather efficient language :sweat:
Aiyo, ask eikin lar!!

see, CS even better only 4 words. Somemore he's in japan so no need to buy him kopi for it. :bsmilie::bsmilie:
 

Canew

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alamak ... like that damn jialak sia, you go blanjah some singaporean friends to teach you faster (16 words)

translate: oh my goodness ... this looks like a rather bad case, you should get some Singaporean friends to teach you as you will be able to pick up the language alot faster, don't forget to give them a treat after that (40 words)

somehow i think Singlish is a rather efficient language :sweat:
Tok Kong ah! :thumbsup:
 

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BBB = buy buy buy!

*** = KRW = Ken Rockwell!

Tok-kong is hokkien for damn solid!

damn solid is another slang of the local. in proper england translation, it simply means 'outstanding', 'excellent' and all those nice blingblings.
 

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