Jakester’s Dictionary

Posted on: January 29, 2006

Kung Hei Fat Choi!
Jake is 1 year and 10 months old. And like most tots his age, he has accumulated a number of words that he has learned from those he frequently interacts with. He talks to us in his usual gibberish coupled with hand gestures. And over time, we have come to know what some of his “words” mean. Let me share some of his more common words…

Jerry – Papa
Linnor – Mama
Matt – Mach, or most of the time when confused, Kai
Kyle – Kai
Lolo – Yoyo
Lola – Yoya
A-ma – A-ma (Grandma in Chinese)
A-ko – A-tu (A-ko is aunt in Chinese)
Juju – Dudu
Cathy – Tah-tee
milk – mik
fish – wish
turtle – turtah
dog – doh
cat – ngi-yao
cat or car – kah
star or car – tah
bird – wa’wa’ – “quack quack”
close – on
stand – tan
down – dan
carry – popo (carry in Chinese)
fireworks/gun – bangbang
wow – wow
yey – yey
airplane – peplen
amen – ah mi
no – no
ball – boh
basketball – ba’boh
drink – dink
bye – bye

Coming from both Chinese and Filipino families who speak Fookienese, Cebuano, Tagalog and English, Jake’s vocabulary is clearly a mixture of all.

From all of us:

Happy Chinese New Year (Year of the “DOH”)!
Kung Hei Fat Choi!


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kung hei fat choi! πŸ™‚ more blessings and lots of good luck to you and your family this coming year and always!

Happy Year of the Fire Dog to you and your family as well! Wishing you all the best in 2006! πŸ˜€

sayang he doesnt have Tito nuni in his dictionary, bigla akong nalungkot not being able to spend time with my nephew na ka birthday ko heheheh….

Happy Year of the Doh- ingat sa mga bangbang…lilipad pa kayo soon sa peplen…Ah mi?

kung hei fat choi to you and your family, linnor!

it’s my year this year, i’m a “DOH”!

I like Jake’s version of the word ‘cat’…cute. At this age, I think, they can easily imitate the sounds they hear. My Zia sometimes call me Mama or Mi (for May)…her Lolo, Yoyo or Di (for Eddy)…her Yaya, Ya or Ita (for Rita). Funny talaga!

So so so cute! Loved “bangbang” πŸ™‚

Jake is so cute… hehe can’t wait to be home to see him… hehe

Ah mi!!!! Looking forward to flying in a peplen indeed! πŸ˜€

Doh ka pala? Hope you have a really good year in 2006! πŸ˜‰

Tape mo yung sounds/words ni Zia para may remembrance ka. Malapit na yan matuto ng real words e. πŸ˜€


Aw, I think you’ll be home naman in time for Matt’s graduation… I hope! March 25. πŸ˜€

more than his growing vocabulary…jake is also an entertainer! he almost always does what you ask him to do…:)

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

Jake is so adorable!

aaaawwww Jakey is so adorable! (and to think i havent even met him! πŸ™‚

I think Jake really meant it—calling me YOYO (for Lolo) because I really am like that to him, a yoyo—now he sees me; now he doesn’t. Maybe I should stay longer in one place, be in Cebu for six months and another six months in Manila so that I should not look like a YOYO to him.

Kiss Jake for me and the other two Bugoys!

He’s at that stage. I just hope he skips being “terrible at two”. πŸ˜€

Have a great year of the Dog! πŸ˜€ Thanks!

Amazing seeing him grow in my blog no? πŸ˜€ Thanks!

I strongly agree! But how come nawala sa equation ang “be in Toronto for a month and US for another month”? Dapat 5 mos Manila + 5 mos Cebu + 1 mo. US + 1 mo Toronto! πŸ˜€ ‘Gagalit si Junnie nyan. Hehehe…

Gong Xi Fa Cai, Linnor! Jake’s so adorable. Pic na pic pa lang e. πŸ™‚

Happy New Year Linnor!

Thanks! Happy New Year of the Dog! πŸ˜€

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