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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Kiasu, Kiasi, Kialaukwee!

Just came across this Hokkien phrase which I happen to understand.

Kiasu, Kiasi, Kialaukwee!

Kiasu = Scared Lose
Kiasi = Scared Die
Kialaukwee = Scared Lose Face

I have problems pronouncing this so this is a reminder using the mandarin 4 tones and a more appropriate spelling to help in the pronouncing of this word.

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