To be Malaysian, you have to talk like a Malaysian

To be a Malaysian, you have to talk like a Malaysian.

If you have been growing up in Malaysia, you might have heard of the line:

Wei macha, you want to makan here or tapau?’

There are 4 languages combined just to make a sentence. In there, we have English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil.

When we speak to a foreigner, we sound like nonsense, but to another Malaysian, we sound like ordinary people speaking. We are so used to mixing languages to the extent that whenever a foreigner speaks in “proper” language, we tend to think there is something wrong with them.

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