Q is Chinese slang for "chewy", similar to al dente in texture. You can see it in example phrases such as "Q感十足" (very chewy). You would expect foods such as tapioca pearls, gelatinous candies, pasta, or rice to be described as "Q".
From my experience, this term is more popular in Taiwan and Hong Kong and less so in the mainland. I have not seen this term ...
If you're only going one week, just learn some Mandarin.
The advantages of learning Mandarin is that there are a lot of free resources, cheap and useful phrase books, and most people you will run into will understand Mandarin.
I've been studying Minnanhua (spoken in Fujian and pretty much mutually intelligible with Taiwanese) for about a year and I ...
Q is Hokkien. The character is「食邱」and pronounced ㄎㄧㄨ (kiu, same as "Q").
The Chinese definition is 軟靭 ruǎn rèn (soft and tough) and means the texture of food being chewy.
See the post "Q（k‘iu⊦）──軟靭" on the "taiwanlanguage" blog.
nóo vs. ló
These two are both for literary pronunciation. Since 白頭偕老(白头偕老) is a traditional Chinese idiomatic expression (成語 Chengyu), we tend to pronounce it in the literary way.
The difference between these two might be in the sub-dialect aspect. I'd pronounce it as pe̍h-thâu-kai-ló since it's easier for me to pronounce. But I reckon that pe̍h-thiô-kai-...
The full lyrics can be found on the Web.
(But, there are a few minor errors.)
A video with all subtitles can be found on the YouTube site.
(There are a few minor errors too.)
The lyrics are the words that a mother, who is a singer, tells her daughter whose name is 麗蘭, Lì-lán in Mandarin or Le-lán in Taiwanese Hokkien.
The following lyrics have been modified ...
The word tuè/tè in Taiwanese Hokkien is used in contexts where 跟 in Mandarin more explicitly refers to the action of "following"; in the 台灣閩南語常用詞辭典 you can find the word kin-tuè/kun-tè, as written 跟綴. In the 台文/華文線頂辭典, a fuller list of words with 綴 can be found. Perhaps most indicative of its use is the Taiwanese Hokkien equivalent of 跟得上, which is 綴會著 tòe/...
There are already several good answers and one has been accepted, but last week in the October 4, 2018 New York Times' "Taiwan Dispatch" In Italy, ‘Al Dente’ Is Prized. In Taiwan, It’s All About Food That’s ‘Q.’ there is more about "Q":
Slippery? Chewy? Globby? Not exactly the most flattering adjectives in the culinary world.
Though Hokkien = 福建 or Fujian，a southeast coastal province facing Taiwan. Hokkien Chinese actually means 闽南语 which is originated from south part of 福建, and also commonly used in Taiwan Island, Southeast Asia and many other Chinese societies overseas.
In fact people living in north part of Fujian speak a totally different dialect, which is almost not ...
This might be a case of assimilation, where the b nasalizes because of the m in front. Technically speaking, the syllable mián is "not allowed" because in most varieties of Hokkien, [b] and [m] are allophones of /b/, where [m] only shows up with a nasalized final, e.g., 滿 /buã/ → [muã ~ mua].
When pronouncing, both of them are okay since we can tell what (s)he says. But it is informal and incorrect to say mián. We know that /p/ in hokkien is same as b in chinese pinyin, and /b/ in hokkien sounds near /m/. Therefore, /b/ sometimes sounds like /m/. But it is wrong to pronounce or write /b/ as /m/. Pā-bián sounds like mián.
Hokkien is spoken by around 50 million people. About half are in Fujian province (i.e. "Hokkien" province), mainly around the cities of Zhangzhou (Chiang-chiu), Amoy (Ē͘-mûi/Ē-mn̂g), and Quanzhou (Choâⁿ-chiu) -- not all of Fujian province. The other half are spread across South-East Asia, descending from settlers who left Fujian in the 17th and 18th ...
隋 is a more probable candidate for Sui. It is (some form of) Sui in Hakka and Hokkien. There's a 睢 too.
郭 is not a good candidate for Co -- in southern Chinese languages (Hakka, Minnan/Hokkien, Cantonese) it has a final -k. Some variant of Kwok.
Cross-posted on Quora this morning, and the answer came in soon. I was told "ui" means "prick" (the verb, not the noun), so I turned that into Mandarin 刺, and my reference gave me 揻, with precisely that sentence as an example: 心肝像針揻。Sim-kuann tshiūnn tsiam ui. (心像被針刺一樣。); (other example: 揻一空 ui tst khang(戳一個洞)). So that's it.
Literal translation: My heart ...
the internet archive has two hokkkien chinese-english dictionary:
A dictionary of the Hok-këèn dialect of the Chinese language
Chinese-English dictionary of the vernacular or spoken language of Amoy
that, “eng” could be 英, 鶯, 應, 永, 影, 榮, 瑩, 盈, 詠, . . .
p174-179 of the 1st, p45-46 of the 2nd
and “leng” could be 令, 羚, 寧, 靈, 能, 龍, . . .
p448-451 of the 1st, ...
Quote:- "Which should it be as a part of female name???"
I don't know about mainland Hokkien, but in S-E Asia, "Eng", (in Hokkien, sounding like "Eng" of England with a neutral tone), usually stands for 英. Coincidentally, also as in 英国
And even more coincidentally，my wife who is Hokkien also has "Eng", 英 in her name :)
(Who calls our name. Calling one sentence is more painful than the former one.)
(Just like asking us whether we are cold.)
(There is no need for other people's words. We know in the bottom of our hearts.)
(It is your voice. It is your voice.)
(Who lives in our dream. Once it ...
The Austronesian hypothesis for the origin of Min Nan bah (as quoted on English Wiktionary, as of June 2020), comes from Deng Xiaohua's 1994 paper 〈南方漢語中的古南島語成分〉 ("Proto-Austronesian in Southern Chinese Languages"). I have attached an image here from a secondary source:
I see that the 16/17th century (Zhangzhou / Philippine) Hokkien-Spanish ...
I'm not an expert in Filipino, but I might provide a hint for you to look it up.
The former Filipino president, Corazon Aquino, was born Maria Corazon Sumulong Cojuangco, where Cojuangco is pronounced similar to Chinese "许寰哥" ("Brother Kho-Khoan"), which was derived from her grand-grandfather Kho Giok-khoan (许玉寰). (Trivia info: Corazon ...
I am from Taiwan, and 閩南語 is one of my mother language.
I think "na tang"(那通) is simplified from "na e dang"(怎麼可以).
The translation of“那通失去希望 每日醉茫茫” should be
"How can you get drunk all the day after losing a hope."
I found a blog which explains this song clearly, though it was written in Chinese.
The [q]/[k] sound came from the glottal stop [ʔ] which must be placed between「地」and「位」when speaking the word. Contrary to its conventional phonetic notation,「位」actually has a glottal plosive consonant before the vowel. So 'te-ui' is actually read as [te11ʔui22] rather than [te11ui22] without separation between the two letters. The difference is similar to ...
Though "鬥陣" and "做伙" roughly mean the same thing, there are subtle differences in between these two phrases.
As a native speaker, I would say "做伙" is more at "be a friend", whereas "鬥陣" is more at "together". This explains why they appear in the song interesting you.
in everyday speaking nearly nobody would deliberately differentiate one from ...