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.

展延
zhǎn yán
postponing or extending a date
重本
zhòng běn
High cost
做工
zuò gōng
work