Manglish : Malaysian English at its wackiest!

3 (7 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Expected delivery to the United States in 8-13 business days.

Not ordering to the United States? Click here.


Now back after 20 years with brand new words, expressions and idioms, this hilarious classic remains packed with humour, irreverence and loads of fun. It bids all Malaysians to lighten up, laugh at ourselves and revel in our unique, multicultural way of life.

Forget about tenses, grammar, pronunciation, and just relek lah ... Aiyoh. Manglish or Malaysian English is what Malaysians speak when we want to connect with each other or just hang loose. Borrowing from Malay, Chinese, Indian, Asli, British English, American English, dialects, popular mass media and plenty more, our unique English reflects our amazing diversity. Like a frothy teh tarik or a lip-smacking mouthful of divine durian, Manglish is uniquely Malaysian.

Manglish is an entertaining, funny and witty compilation of commonly used Malaysian English words and expressions. Whether Malaysian, expat, visitor or a fresh-off-the-plane Mat Salleh, you'll never be at a loss for words when conversing with Malaysians.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 7.62mm | 136.08g
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • English, Malay
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • with 12 new illustrations
  • 9814841420
  • 9789814841429
  • 754,372

About Dr. Lee Su Kim

Dr Lee Su Kim is a Malaysian author, educator and cultural activist. She is the author of a trilogy of short stories on the Peranakans: Kebaya Tales, Sarong Secrets and Manek Mischiefs. Kebaya Tales won First prize in the Popular-Star Readers' Choice Awards 2011(Fiction).

Dr Stephen J. Hall is a multilingual New Zealander who has lived and worked in Singapore and Malaysia since 1991. He is currently Professor and Head, Centre for English Language Studies, Sunway University, Malaysia. He has taught university, secondary and primary levels in the Asia Pacific region.
show more

Rating details

7 ratings
3 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 14% (1)
3 71% (5)
2 14% (1)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X