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.

jiào yù
Education
初级学院
chū jí xué yuàn
junior college
单班制
dān bān zhì
single-session system
德育在于行动
dé yù zài yú xíng dòng
Values in Action (VIA)
高才班
gāo cái bān
Gifted Education Programme
工艺教育学院
gōng yì jiào yù xué yuàn
Institute of Technical Education (ITE)
华校
huá xiào
Chinese school
浸濡
jìn rú
immersion (programme)
理工学院
lǐ gōng xué yuàn
polytechnic
邻里学校
lín lǐ xué xiào
neighbourhood school
荣誉学位
róng yù xué wèi
honours degree
特别学校
tè bié xué xiào
Special Education (SPED) school
特选学校
tè xuǎn xué xiào
Special Assistance Plan (SAP) school
校群
xiào qún
school cluster
学生托管中心
xué sheng tuō guǎn zhōng xīn
Student Care Centre
英校
yīng xiào
English school
幼稚园
yòu zhì yuán
kindergarten
政府辅助学校
zhèng fǔ fǔ zhù xué xiào
Government-Aided School
制服团体
zhì fú tuán tǐ
uniformed groups
自治学校
zì zhì xué xiào
autonomous school
自主学校
zì zhǔ xué xiào
Independent School