Penang Hokkien For Penangites & Tourists
Tan Choon Hoe
MPH Group Publishing
124 pag. paperback 13 x 20 cm
PENANG HOKKIEN FOR PENANGITES & TOURISTS contains a healthy helping of colloquial oomph you can use to pepper up your conversations when you go makan-makan or sembang-sembang with Penangites. Learn why blake boh chiak does not mean the brakes are hungry; why tayar boh hua is a road-safety concern; and why sak s'ng too ('pushing fridges') can be a romantic affair.
Also included are a selection of rhymes and ditties in Penang Hokkien to help you broaden your vocabulary and understand the minds of the locals better, as well as some lessons for caregivers on how to converse with patients to help them seek treatment and put them at ease.