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    Probably not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Say: you've done a good job. Or: you did a good job.

    What do xixi and la mean there?

    I guess "la" is Chinese, sometimes meaning "already". It very often appears in Chinese converation but it's not a formal usage. "xixi" may mean "thanks you" but I'm not sure. :)

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    'Xixi' is Chinese net speak for 'Hehe', or 'Tee hee' :D

    'La' is something that Chinese tend to put on the end of their sentences. Other words used are 'ma', 'ba' 'lo' and 'ga'; although these tend to be use more in Singlish (Singapore English).

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    Quote Originally Posted by vodkatini
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Say: you've done a good job. Or: you did a good job.

    What do xixi and la mean there?

    I guess "la" is Chinese, sometimes meaning "already". It very often appears in Chinese converation but it's not a formal usage. "xixi" may mean "thanks you" but I'm not sure. :)
    Thanks to you and Shane for your replies.

    :D

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