Funny Hokkien words

Discussions on the Hokkien (Minnan) language.
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Funny Hokkien words

Post by lilyc » Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:52 am

Hi guys! I heard people speak Hokkien a lot as I was growing up. I have found some words to be funny and interesting. For example:

Iao Gwee literal: Hungry ghost Meaning: greedy
But sai Eye shit tears
Tik ki Metal teeth stubborn

Words like those I find to be very interesting. Could you guys please verify if they are correct and also add on to the list? Also, would these words be understood by a mainlander speaking the Min nan dialect?

Thanks so much guys!