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.

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社会

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percent

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社会

Social

释义

名词

指百分率。英语“percent”的音译。现多用于口语。

DEFINITION

Noun

Percentage. The term is the transliteration of the English term “percent”. It is more commonly used colloquially.

由来

  • “巴仙”一词受英语“percent”的影响,在东南亚华人的日常对话中使用非常普遍,二战前的华文报章也已经普遍使用。另外,“一百巴仙”为固定短语,有“百分之百”、“全部”或“十足”的意思。

ETYMOLOGY

  • The term “巴仙” originated from English and is often used in the everyday conversations of Southeast Asian Chinese. Before the Second World War, the term was also widely in use in Chinese newspapers, but it is less commonly used today. In addition, the phrase “one hundred percent” (一百巴仙) is a fixed phrase, which has the meaning of “definitely” or “fully”.

例句

除了参与商店给予高达20巴仙的现金回扣,在这12家商场的任何商店消费,持卡者还可享有额外0.3巴仙的现金回扣。(《新明日报》,9/3/2006)

SAMPLE SENTENCE

Besides a cash rebate of up to 20 percent from participating stores, cardholders can also enjoy an additional cash rebate of 0.3 percent when they shop at any store at these 12 shopping malls.(Shin Min Daily News,9/3/2006)

其他地区用语

百分比、百分率(大陆)、趴线豆、趴线(台)

TERMS USED IN OTHER REGIONS

百分比、百分率(Mainland China)、趴线豆、趴线(Taiwan)

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