is Common in Singapore
I was a child and lived in Singapore with
my family, I heard a lot of Singlish. It's
the way of speaking English in
Singaporea Chinese way.
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I was a child and lived in Singapore with my
family, I heard a lot of Singlish. It's the way of
speaking English in Singaporea Chinese way. I
don't remember all of the words and expressions I
heard because I was little at that time, but I
remember that I liked hearing how the Singaporeans
is the official language theretheir first
language is English, but many of the people who
came to Singapore were Chinese merchants from
abroad. That's why they speak a kind of
create their own kind of English in Singapore.
Their English has a lot of Chinese words and
sounds. For example, they put the sound "ra"
at the end of words or stretch the words out. So,
when they say "okay", it sounds like
"okayra." Fifty cents sounds like
"fiftyra." "Oh, my gosh!" sounds like "Ai
Yeah." As a result their pronunciation doesn't
sound British or American; it's more like Chinese.
Most Chinese use Singaporean, or Singlish.
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