Monthly Archives: February 2012

More Manglish Mangling

And then there was this little gem

Aramis: How do you say ‘with’ in Chinese?
Me: 跟
Aramis: 我喜欢走跟妈妈。
Me: Nice try! But in Chinese, you have to say “I like with Mummy to walk”
Aramis: Why is Chinese so ungrammatical?!

Why indeed!

Manglish Mangling

I’ve been trying to speak Mandarin to the Pilgrim boys to help them get more practice. A feeble attempt in the spirit of Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s lofty vision, and not particularly successful if this episode is anything to go by:

Me: 吃你的面包。
Aramis: Yes, I am 吃ing my 面包。