Thursday, August 2, 2007

Learning Hakka Language! Lesson 1 - Numerals

Hakka Language in Numerals are like Mandarin. Short and Sweet!
Here is some of the simple yet sophisticated words

lang2 means 0
yid5 means 1
ngi4 means 2
sam1 means 3
si4 means 4
ng3 means 5
lug5 means 6
qid5 means 7
bad5 means 8
giu3 means 9
sib6 means 10
bag5 means100
qian1 means 1,000

Question & Answer section!
1.Ok! Now I already master those easy SAP SAP WATER 1-10, 100 and 1,000. But what is 11 in Hakka?
Ans : It's easy also ! 11 = sib6 yid5 .. =D

2. Eh! then 12,13,14 ? how how !
Ans : 12 = sib6 ngi4 , 13= sib6 sam1 and so on.

3. Then 20? 21 le?!
Ans : If it's 20 = ngi4 sib6 21 = ngi4 sib6 yid5 and so on.. there goes with 30,31... 40,41... and etc. AND DONT ASK ME 50 IS WHAT !!

4. Don't ask you 50 la.. if 100 = bag5, then 101 neh?

Ans : In normal speech, we call 100 as yid5 bag5, and 101 as yid5 bag5 lang2 yid5 . 110 =yid5 bag5 yid5 sib6 and 121 will be yid5 bag5 ngi4 sib6 yid5

5 . ahhhh..... ho..ww..
Ans : Bloody hell! i know what you wanna ask la ! But I don't want to tell you! I want you to learn yourself!

Today's Homework!
Write out the following numerals in Hakka.

1. 54
2. 245
3. 163
4. 953
5. 235
6. 16
7. 942
8. 541
9. 604
10. 367

Please hand in tomorrow ! HAHA !

2 comments:

Peter Phang said...

aiya this sap sap water la... hakka rocks~!

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