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Common Phrases Dictionary
 

Nei Ho Ma..........How are you? (common way of greeting)

nei ho ma.gif...........Nei means "you," Ho means "how" and Ma is a final interrogative (basically asking a question)...so Nei Ho Ma is basically asking "you" are "how"? (referring to your feelings).

Hei..........Hi!

hei.gif...........Hei is the same as saying "what!" when someone calls your name out. "Nei ho ma" is a more common way of greeting others.

Joi Gin..........See you again (or see you later).

joigin.gif..........Joi means "again," and Gin means "to see." So the phrase "Joi Gin" literally means "again" I'll "see" you (or "I'll see you again"). It is the common way of saying goodbye or goodnight.

Ching..........Please

ching.gif

Do Je..........Thank you

doje.gif..........Do means "many," and Je means "to thank," so Do Je literally means "many thanks" which is a way of saying thank you and really meaning it. Usually used when receiving a gift or special item from someone, or when being served tea.

 


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