Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine’s Day!

This holiday is not one much celebrated in my family, but I thought it’s worth a post no less. In Chinese, Valentine’s Day is (perhaps more appropriately) called 情人節 or “Sweethearts’ Day.” So how to wish a happy Valentine’s Day in Taishanese? You might want to try…

tën ngën dīt fai lòk

That’s according to the pronunciation in the Kaiping dictionary. My best guess is that, according to the accent in the Basic Course, you’d likely say: tïng ngïn dīt fai lòk.

If you know of other “traditional” Valentine’s Day greetings in Taishanese, please feel free to drop a comment below! May your day be filled with love and joy!

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