Oh, my kids’ English! – Bananas


Oh, my kids’ English! – Bananas

I grew up in a family where all my siblings were Chinese-educated. But my children grew up speaking English, Malay and Chinese dialect (Hokkien). I started reading the “Peter and Jane” series to them at the age of two. Oh, my kids’ English is about some of the amusing words they used as kids!

bunch of fresh yellow banana fruits
Bananas (Photo by Daniel Dan on Pexels.com)

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“Mum, mum! Are these bananas cooked?” as they ran in after the evening outdoor games with their neighbours.

Yes, dear. The bananas are ripe!”

Dinner will be ready soon. The rice is cooked!”

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Learning English is like duck takes to water for them. They usually scored distinction, even my youngest and special child!

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7 Comments

  1. Siva jyothi says:

    Ha ha 😂😂 green bananas are cooked to prepare dish and yellow banas are ripe to eat …ofcourse what ever it might be chen , English language is like ocean 🤩

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  2. Lady Robinson says:

    Wow 😲 Kid’s English is an amazing thing but never really paid any attention with my children. Now that I have a grandbaby and he’s only 1 🙄 I’ve experienced thousands of word’s and I just follow his pattern 😏Great story ☺️

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    1. Haha! I am sure you will enjoy their growing up years!

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      1. Lady Robinson says:

        Indeed I Will

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  3. Ab says:

    Interesting to meet someone who speaks Hokkien, the dialect my family speaks! It’s often Mandarin or Cantonese.

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    1. Haha, nice to meet a Hokkien here. 😊 🙏🙏🙏

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