Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Comic With Hainanese Dialogue 4

Happy New Year! Ol' Dan has been busy (and still is) with a long-term project which has been leeching his life-force. Glad I could squeeze time to do a new comic.

女: 这个屁股是谁的呢?
Woman: Whose backside is this?

女: 你是谁啊?
Woman: Who're you?

猫: 我是小小.
Cat: I'm the Little One.

女: Orh...原来是小小.
Woman: Oh, the 'Little One' I see.

Editor: The Hainanese word 'Boh' is somewhat a variant of the Chinese word '阿'. Just can't pinpoint an exact word for it. Also ' 阿小' doesn't seem right. Having the cat introducing itself as '小小' seems to convey 'the Little One' better.

女: 你要喝咖啡吗?
Woman: Would you like some coffee?

猫: 要!

Cat: Yes!

猫: Mmm....咖啡味真香!
Cat: Mmm...The coffee smells great!

女: 来, 请你吃蛋塔.
Woman: Here, let me treat you to an egg tart.

女: 你吃东西前没有洗手的啊?
Woman: Don't you wash your hands before eating?

猫: 不要浪费水.
Cat: Mustn't waste water.

女: 唉... 没话讲.

Woman: Haiz, I'm speechless.



MartinElGrande said...

Finally..a blog post from Ol'Dan! Well I guess being busy is better than nothing, considering the times..

fsnow said...

Bor sor, bor sor.

Welles Tan said...

Interesting comics!

Michael Wirth said...

i like your stories and your style.
written by the german guy! i don t now do you still know me.

Michael Wirth said...

ups ... i don´t know ...

OZM said...

lol dame funny lor is the woman you in real life?

Burns said...

Hahaha..its so cute and funny! Hey, Dan...thats a good way for non-Hainanese-speaking folks (like me) to pick up a Hainanese word or two. Two Thumbs Up!

Anonymous said...

Jin Hor Sior! am so thrilled to see a hainanese comic! Always suspected our family was not speaking the Jia (real) hainanese because the last time I went to Hainan Island, they couldn't really understand me! Now I know why :)

Anne said...

Was searching for a Hainanese learning site to brush up on my Hainanese when I stumbled on yours. It's unique. Jing hor sior and very cute. Thank you, you are so talented and so generous to share it with the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

Hi There! I'm very happy to have found this Hainanese blog! It's fantastic! As a Hainanese-speaking Canadian, it is a rare occasion that I ever see anyone speaking this language (other than my family!). Keep it up!!

A.O. said...

@Anonymous directly above:

Glad you enjoyed my comics and happy to hear from a fellow Hainanese too. :D

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