Singaporean Mandarin Database

This database contains a collection of Mandarin terms which have cultural, historical or sentimental value unique to Singapore. These terms may be used by Singaporeans in the past or at present. Some of the terms are read in print while others are used in our everyday conversations.

yuan

jiē

Definition

史密斯街的俗称。位于牛车水的中心,新桥路(New Bridge Road)与桥南路(South Bridge Road)之间。

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guò

fān

Definition

历史上从中国移居到东南亚、加拿大、欧美、澳大利亚等地谋生的中国移民。也称番客。

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gong

Definition

获准短期在新加坡工作的外籍工人。

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líng

gōng

Definition

政府为年长者建造的住宅,面积较小,并设有方便年长者的设备。也称老人公寓。

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guó

jiā

yuàn

Definition

国家法院前名为初级法院 (Subordinate Courts) 。国家法院权限小于最高法院 (Supreme Court) ,主要处理判刑少于10年的刑事案件、不超过$250,000索赔的民事诉讼、不超过 $500,000索赔的交通事故和涉及人身伤亡的工业事故。

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