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.

德士
dé shì
taxi
德育在于行动
dé yù zài yú xíng dòng
Values in Action (VIA)
地段
dì duàn
district
电缆电视
diàn lǎn diàn shì
cable television
恫言
dòng yán
threaten
豆爽
dòu shuǎng
tau suan
赌船
dǔ chuán
gambling ship
独立候选人
dú lì hòu xuǎn rén
independent candidate
独立式洋房
dú lì shì yang fáng
detached house
度岁金
dù suì jīn
lunar new year gifts for senior citizens
多多
duō duō
TOTO (lottery)
多元种族
duō yuán zhǒng zú
Multi-racial