A term commonly used in Southeast Asia to refer to a passenger or passengers.
The term “搭客” is said to have originated from tah kheh in the Hokkien (Minnan) dialect and daap haak in Cantonese.
In Mainland China, the term is rarely used to refer to passengers. Rather, it usually refers to the action of vehicles or boats allowing people to hitch a ride. In general, the term “搭客” is thought to be used more frequently than “乘客” in Singapore.
乘客 (Mainland China)
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