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« Reply #15 on: 29 December 2000, 17:05:00 PM »
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pengsan
unconscious; to faint .. in Malay

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surrender
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« Reply #16 on: 29 December 2000, 17:20:00 PM »
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Nicolette, pengsan is Malay - it is just like those other words that Chinese have stolen from them - e.g. pasar (market), sayang (love), etc...
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« Reply #17 on: 29 December 2000, 18:38:00 PM »
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Haiyah I am Chinese how come never learn that pengsan is cheena?  But my husband is Malaysian (speaks Malay) so I can ask him.  I also have Malay-English dictionary at home so I can check (anyone kaypoh can also go to Times Bookshop and check).  Aiyoh you still donch believe then what to do?

Anyway, donch argue until peng lah.  Got better things to do.  

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« Reply #18 on: 03 February 2001, 19:15:00 PM »
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Alamak!

Why you all still talking cock.

Chio kah peng means "laugh until upside down"
nothing to do with Malay pengsan.


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« Reply #19 on: 04 February 2001, 23:33:00 PM »
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Aiyoh!  Please read from beginning to end first.

Anyway, maybe you can tell us what "peng" is if it's not "pengsan."  The only other "pengs" I know are:

soldier - as in hokkien peng
ice - as in teh peng

Kam sia!

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