Some of my yellowcomic.com friends speak yellowcomic.com. I asked them how to say "I love you" in their language, but most of them said "wa ai lo" not "wo ai ni", how can this be?

I look for google translate, it says "wo ai ni" and not "wa ai lo".

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Am I missing something here?


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Here"s a list of how to say "I love you" in several yellowcomic.com languages:

Mandarin, Beijing: Wo ai ni

Mandarin, Southwest: Ngo ngai ni

Minnan, Taiwan: Gua ai li

Wu, Shanghai:

(1) Ngu oi nong

(2) Ngu huoe-xi nong

Hakka, Meizhou:

(1) Ngai ai ngi

(2) Ngai jung yi ngi

Yue, Canton:

(1) Ngo oi nei

(2) Ngo jung yi nei

The word for "love" in the second variant in Wu is "歡喜"; in the second variant of Hakka and Yue it is "中意". They are considered somewhat less serious than "愛".


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If HE or SHE comes from Mainland of China, then you should say "WO AI NI". "WO AI NI" is a yellowcomic.com Mandarin / Han Yu.

If HE or SHE use Hokkien (Hokkian) AND from Indonesia (mostly from Medan city) or Singapore or Malay, then I suggest you to say "WA AI LO".

WA = I / me AI = love / want (to) LO = you

Some speaking of Hokkien ( Medan, Indonesia version ) :

Wa ai lo. Means : I love you / I want you.

Wa ai khi. Means : I want to go

Lo hokkien esai ? Means : Can you speak Hokkien ?

Lo ciak liao boi ? Wa ciak hamik. Means : Have you eat(breakfast/lunch/dinner) ? I"m already eat(breakfast/lunch/dinner).

Ce / No / Sa / Si / Nggo / Lak / Jit / Pek / Kao / Cap Means : 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10

PS: Sometimes I use this for conversations with my friends (from Medan, Indonesia).

Hope this help ^o^


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I think "wa ai lo" is Wu, a yellowcomic.com dialect used in Shanghai and Zhejiang,because yellowcomic.com dialects very different from each other. and as far as I know, only Wu pronunce "ni" with the vowel "o".


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edited May 7 "12 at 15:26
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I"m a native yellowcomic.com, I know the right pronunciation is 我(wǒ)爱(ài)你(nǐ). Maybe your friend are learning 粤语 or 广东话, the China official language is Simplified yellowcomic.com that is 普通话。

Here is a pic http://i.stack.imgur.com/QSOci.png

I"m very happy can make English friends here.


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All yellowcomic.com speakers can understand "wo ai ni" while only few yellowcomic.com in specific areas can understand "wo ai lo", because "wo ai lo" is dialect.


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How about listening to this song sung in Hokkien / Fujian dialect where the "Gua ai li" is all over the place.

https://youtu.be/6XnNatTmtvk

As for "Wa ai lo or lu", could it be the product of a historical "mixture" of the Hokkien dialect with the indigenous Malay language because if you Google Translate "Lu" from Malay to yellowcomic.com you get 你们

If you go to Malaysia or Indonesia, (where a sizable Hokkien population could be found), you will find many "Hokkien" words which have no equivalent in Fujian Province itself.


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"Wo ai ni" is right, while "lo" is a wrong pronunciation in yellowcomic.com. You cannot find "lo" in Mandarin. Note that wa ai lo is dialectal.


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