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  • proper n. a dialect subgroup of the Min Nan branch of the Chinese language which is mainly spoken in the south-eastern part of mainland China, Fujian, in Taiwan, by the Chinese minorities in Southeast Asia and by many overseas Chinese worldwide.


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  • She spoke in Hokkien: “You were born with the gift of rain.

    Excerpt: The Gift of Rain by Twan Eng Tan

  • He even expressed his dissatisfaction in Hokkien, saying that his master had opened the lid too early.

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  • Locals call it Indian Market in Hokkien (I think).

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  • It is generally called Hokkien in Singapore, "fujian hua " in China. FOUR BASIC PHRASES.

  • When a year proposed you knew customarily a tiny about a Li family, as good as which customarily from what you had heard. you didnt even know how to spell their name right. you was spelling it Lee (Actually a Li family name is spelled Lee in a little areas such as Hokkien, Teo! chew, Si ngapore as good as by a little Chinese Americans.)

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  • In Singapore, fine views and urbane surroundings mark the Wisma Atria outlet of Food Republic, where stalls offer hawker specialties such as Hokkien prawn mee

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  • I admit, however, that my terminology was flawed it is confusing because ethnically "Hokkien", although synomymous with "Fujian", is often used to mean those Fujianese who settled Taiwan. NATIVE SPEAKER.

  • The Taiwanese tend to use "Hokkien" as synomous with "Taiwanese" (i.e. the dialect of Xiamen spoken in Taiwan) and it was in this sense that I was using it here (if I'd meant Min, I would have written Min). NATIVE SPEAKER.

  • "Hokkien," she said, "that's one of the three Chinese dialects we're now using."

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  • Groups favoring the promotion of Taiwanese also called Hokkien, Hoklo, Minnan, and all sorts of other names are urging Taiwan’s Ministry of Education to come to a consensus on what phonetic system should be used to teach it, according to an article in the Taipei Times.

    Archive 2006-02-01


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