So today I am going to share about #Singlish #EngConvo
Based on the interview with @della_angelina and Zhen Min, they came up with conversation about food
Of course, food is irresistible to the South East Asian societies :)
So here are two conversations I would like to share
Note: Sentences in brackets (…) are the English translations of the previous Singlish sentence
The 1st one is a conversation between ZM and D about D’s favourite eating place:
ZM: Where is your favourite makan place?
(Where is your favourite eating place?)
D: That time my friend bring me to Dover, to chicken rice place. It is damn good, and super cheap. 2 dollars only.
(That time my friend brought me to Dover, to this chicken rice place. It is very good and very cheap. Only 2 dollars)
The 2nd one is a conversation between a food stall seller and a buyer:
Seller (S): What you want?
(What would you like?)
Buyer (B): I don’t know lhe, I want nasi lemak, and I want es bandung
(I don’t know, I want nasi lemak, and I want es bandung)
S: I only sell nasi lemak if you want es bandung you go that stall, lha
(I only sell nasi lemak. If you want es bandung you should go to that stall)
(Oh my God/Okay fine)
S: You want nasi lemak with chilli?
(Do you want chilli on your nasi lemak?)
B: Little bit.
S: Take away or eat here?
B: Eat here.
S: Okay, 3.50
(Okay, 3.50 dollars)
B: I give you 15, can or not?
(Is it okay to pay with 15 dollars?)
S: No lha, got no change, you have 50 cent?
(No, I have no change, you have 50 cents?)
B: Nevermind lah, I will go drink stall first and come back, okay?
(Nevermind, I will go to the drink stall first and then come back here)
So, what do you think?
Hope you had fun reading the Singlish conversations :) and hope this #EngConvo is useful :D
Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on Devember 20, 2014
Thank you again to @della_angelina Zhen Min and Mithun for your contribution to the #Singlish sessions