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Friday, February 13, 2009

My little Hinghwa mui ..

Hubs speaks to Amber in Hinghwa dialect, his mother tongue. I am born a Hinghwa too, I can understand about 20% of the language and speak 10% ? My family speaks a mixture of Hokkien, Cantonese and English at home and only my mother will speak a smatter or two of hinghwa to me.

Sometimes when Amber speaks in Hinghwa, I have no clue what she's saying. Hubs could have taught her new words in my absence.

Yesterday, she said ... Mama ! Tau Peow ! Mama ! Tau Peow !

Tau Peow means hat and my cheeky little fart wore a basket as a hat ! It's a shame I have to learn from her isn't it ?