Only In My Household …

Mum on the phone to her mum [my grandma] :

Translation : Mum, can she (Mei) eat fish?

Mum : Ah Ma ah, Ah Mei sit ngg tet mau? In Hakka, a Chinese dialect

Grandma : HAA?

Mum : NGGG NGG, ee sit tet mau! [FISH FISH, can she eat it!]

Grandma : HAAA?

Mum : Khui ho yee sek yue mou? [Can she eat fish?] In Cantonese, yet ANOTHER Chinese dialect!

Grandma : HAAA? Ko ko kai? [HAAA? Chicken?]

Mum : HUU, chiak huu eh sai boh? [FISH, can she eat FISH?] In Hokkien, another Chinese dialect

Grandma : HAH?

Mum : IKAN IKAN [FISH FISH] In Malay

Grandma : HAAA?

Mum : FISH, YUE, NGG, IKAN!!!

Grandma : OHHHH. Why didn’t you say so in the first place?!

Mum : -___-

Gotta love grandmas!

M*

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Posted on June 24, 2010, in Malaysiana, Perso-mei-lly. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. this is HILARIOUS!!!!

    HAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  2. LOL LOL that was fucking hilarious. I actually read it out in my mind since I speak hakka and cantonese and you got it spot on.

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