Friday, February 03, 2012

The Comic With Hainanese Dialogue 5 - Lunar New Year edition

Happy Lunar New Year. Better late than never :-) Subtitles provided as usual.

Singapore Web Comics by Daniel Wang - Hainanese Chinese New Year Greeting.

Singapore Web Comics by Daniel Wang - Hainanese Chinese New Year Greeting.
女:恭喜发财!
Girl: Gong Xi Fa Cai!

(For as far back as I can remember, my relatives wish each other 'Kong Yee Wat Sai' (Gong Xi Fa Cai) and not 'Happy New Year'.)

编辑: 恭喜发财!哇,你这么迟才来跟我拜年啊?快要过十五了叻。

Editor: Gong Xi Fa Cai! Wah... you so late then visit me ah? The fifteenth day of the Lunar New Year is almost gone liao leh.


Singapore Web Comics by Daniel Wang - Hainanese Chinese New Year Greeting.
女:哎呀,我工作忙嘛。来,来,请你吃花生饼。
Girl: Aiyah, I have so much work. Here, here, let me treat you to some peanut cookies.

编辑: 哇,谢了,呵呵。

Editor: Wah! Thanks. Hehe.

女:一年过一年很快, hor?

Girl: The year went by very fast, hor?

编辑:是咯。

Editor: Yah lor.


Singapore Web Comics by Daniel Wang - Hainanese Chinese New Year Greeting.
女: Ay, 这饼又新鲜,又好吃,hor?
Girl: Ay, the cookies very fresh, very tasty hor?

编辑:不错,不错。

Editor: Not bad, not bad.


Singapore Web Comics by Daniel Wang - Hainanese Chinese New Year Greeting.
编辑:这饼干是您作的啊?
Editor: You baked these cookies ah?

女:不是啦,是买回来的,嘻嘻。

Girl: No lah, bought one. Heehee.

编辑:Cheh...讲到这么好听。

Editor: Cheh...You sounded as though you baked them.


XD

2 comments:

kar said...

missed your hainanese comics so much! time to practise with my mum again! ^^

liet said...

Yup, always wondered why we hainanese say "gong yi wa xai" instead of happy new year!

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