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.
police (colloquially known as mata, derived from mata-mata)
mǎ lái yǔ wén yǔ wén huà huó dòng yuè