Chapalang Managlish at it’s best !

Of 3 years working as a recruiter, I’ve been making hundreds, or even thousands of calls, meeting and speaking with lots of candidates or clients from various background, I realized that our Malaysian language is some kind unique and it’s consider a bit of distinctively culture in our country.

Manglish, the Malaysian English, also known as Bahasa Rojak in our country, it’s divided into 2 versions:

  1. the East Coast version – combination of English + Malay. Widely use in Kelantan/Terengganu
  2. the West Coast version – myriad of English + Chapalang Chinese dialects(eg. Hokkien, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka…)

P/S : Chapalang – mixture of variety

And surprisingly, I found that the Chapalang Manglish is not only used by Mandarin/Chinese speakers but fully understood by various races or other language speakers, and it has been widely use among our country’s nations in our daily communication.

Let’s take a look at how these casual junk words(cast with various intonations) insinuate different meanings when we suffixing sentences with our lah, leh, loh, meh…

Sentence Endings

Being a Malaysian is really so interesting lah !

Because we’re able to learn multi languages and culture mah…


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