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Help with Taiwanese slang

 
 
Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 10:19 pm
I'd like to know, what are Taiwanese, Taiwanese Mandarin, and Taiwanese Hakka slangs for:

tough guy
tough female
tomboy
guy prone to fighting
girl prone to fighting
hoodlum
thug
ruffian
delinquent girl
delinquent boy

Please list as many Taiwanese, Taiwanese Mandarin, and Taiwanese Hakka slangs for each term as possible, and please post each term using romanized Chinese. Thank you. Very Happy
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 13 Apr, 2007 01:45 pm
I've been elsewhere asking for translations and help with slang, and these are the terms I know:

Mandarin:
liu mang (gangster)
tai mei (delinquent gal)
hoon hoon (small time hooligan/punk)
tai ke (just general for undesirable Taiwanese)

Hokkien:
pai kia ("bad kid"/gangster)

Tai Mei, I was told, applies to both gangster girl and tough girl.

Tough boy can also be Tai Bao.

Cool guy = Zho Paa (Very Fashionable)
Boss Girl = Fen Li Cheung (the Mandarin name of the DNS)

Ho Ba Mu = Old Tiger Woman (not bad for Boss Girl)

Strong guy is Goo but they would also call a girl the same thing. It means Ox.

Ah-Hyea (vey nasal sounding) is Older Brother and Dwah Hyea is gangster big brother (Kingpin)

Ah-Chee is older sister. Dwah-chee for Lucy Liu in Kill Bill types.

"low mua bou" 流氓婆 (female low mua).

fighting girl- qia(4) zha(1)查 vou(4)某.

Tough Guy, according to the DNS is Goo(2). It simply means "Bull."

Nan Ren Puo is the Mandarin of Tomboy

luo mua-tough guy

lor mua = gangster

dwa jie tao ah = female gangster of sorts (literal translation is: big sister head or head big sister)

dwa eh = biggie (can refer to a gangster boss or simply your oldest brother)

Brat:小搗蛋 (siao Hun dan) ;小傢伙(siao Jia huo)

One of the Taiwanese slang for tomboy is 查甫體.

ia xiao zi (假小子) is Tombot in Mandarin.

頑童 (wan tong) literately means urchin,

書呆子. (shu dai zi) is nerd/geek.

The leader of gangster girls is called "Dua Zi Tao" in Taiwanese.

"Lam yn po" is a Taiwanese slang for "tomboy"

Here are some Taiwanese Hokkien slangs I picked up elsewhere:

person prone to fighting
相扑雞
sio1-phah4-ke1 or sio1-phah4-kue1 (lit. fighting cock)

girl prone to fighting
赤諸某
tshiah4-tsa1-boo2

tomboy
諸夫生
tsa1-poo1-senn1 or tsa1-poo1-sinn1

tough (adj.)
儼硬
giam2-nge7 or giam2-ngi7

Qia4 bai3 bai2- tough female

光棍-tough guy

Does anyone know any other Taiwanese Hokkien slangs for the terms I listed?
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newsn
 
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Reply Sun 15 Apr, 2007 08:17 am
but i want to know how to type chinese lang into this textarea?实验,help me~
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jespah
 
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Reply Sun 15 Apr, 2007 08:27 am
newsn wrote:
but i want to know how to type chinese lang into this textarea?实验,help me~


You can't; this site is not set up to accept non-Western characters.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 15 Apr, 2007 02:44 pm
Reply to newsn
Hello newsn-can you please use romanizations?
Or can you please e-mail me?

My e-mail is [email protected].
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newsn01
 
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Reply Mon 16 Apr, 2007 03:39 am
Re: Reply to newsn
JGoldman10 wrote:
Hello newsn-can you please use romanizations?
Or can you please e-mail me?

My e-mail is [email protected].

hi,mandarin(simple chinese) are available,not romanization,sorry~
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newsn01
 
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Reply Mon 16 Apr, 2007 03:44 am
Re: Reply to newsn
JGoldman10 wrote:
Hello newsn-can you please use romanizations?
Or can you please e-mail me?
My e-mail is [email protected].

JGoldman10,hi,can u tell me how can u write in tranditional chinese into this textarea?thank u~
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 16 Apr, 2007 02:03 pm
Re: Reply to newsn
newsn01 wrote:
JGoldman10 wrote:
Hello newsn-can you please use romanizations?
Or can you please e-mail me?

My e-mail is [email protected].

hi,mandarin(simple chinese) are available,not romanization,sorry~


Hi-I meant can you please post your responses in romanized Taiwanese?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 16 Apr, 2007 02:05 pm
Re: Reply to newsn
newsn01 wrote:
JGoldman10 wrote:
Hello newsn-can you please use romanizations?
Or can you please e-mail me?
My e-mail is [email protected].

JGoldman10,hi,can u tell me how can u write in tranditional chinese into this textarea?thank u~


I don't know how to do that because I don't have a Chinese keyboard, but you can cut and paste Chinese characters here. Very Happy
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 17 Apr, 2007 05:12 pm
Relpy to newsn01
Hello newsn01. I don't know if you were trying to contact me this morning-but if you were, your message was moved-I got an e-mail saying I got a new response, and when I clicked on it the link says the post either doesn't exist or was moved to a restricted area.

Can you please e-mail me? My e-mail address is [email protected].
Please respond soon. Thank you. Very Happy
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newsn01
 
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Reply Wed 18 Apr, 2007 02:00 am
Re: Relpy to newsn01
JGoldman10 wrote:
Hello newsn01. I don't know if you were trying to contact me this morning-but if you were, your message was moved-I got an e-mail saying I got a new response, and when I clicked on it the link says the post either doesn't exist or was moved to a restricted area.

Can you please e-mail me? My e-mail address is [email protected].
Please respond soon. Thank you. Very Happy

okey,waiting for my email~Smile
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 23 Apr, 2007 01:45 pm
Re: Relpy to newsn01
newsn01 wrote:
JGoldman10 wrote:
Hello newsn01. I don't know if you were trying to contact me this morning-but if you were, your message was moved-I got an e-mail saying I got a new response, and when I clicked on it the link says the post either doesn't exist or was moved to a restricted area.

Can you please e-mail me? My e-mail address is [email protected].
Please respond soon. Thank you. Very Happy

okey,waiting for my email~Smile


Hi newsn01- I got your e-mail last week. Did you get the e-mail I sent you last Saturday? Please let me know. Thank you. Very Happy
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 23 Apr, 2007 05:42 pm
reply to newsn01
Hi newsn01, Thank you for your help-I think Noddy was incorrect-he said:

I don't believe the A2K software can handle Chinese characters.

I don't think that's true, because if it was I wouldn't have been able to cut and paste the Chinese/Taiwanese text I posted.

Did you get the e-mail I just sent? Please let me know. Thank you. Very Happy
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 27 Apr, 2007 03:23 pm
Reply to newsn01
Hello newsn01, thank you for your e-mail. I was ab it confused; I was asking for both Chinese and Mandarin slang translations-were those terms you e-mailed me Taiwanese terms?

Can you please help me out with a Taiwanese adjective?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 11 May, 2007 01:50 pm
Re: Relpy to newsn01
newsn01 wrote:
JGoldman10 wrote:
Hello newsn01. I don't know if you were trying to contact me this morning-but if you were, your message was moved-I got an e-mail saying I got a new response, and when I clicked on it the link says the post either doesn't exist or was moved to a restricted area.

Can you please e-mail me? My e-mail address is [email protected].
Please respond soon. Thank you. Very Happy

okey,waiting for my email~Smile


Hello newsn01-did you get the email I sent you recently?
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