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.
Verb , Adjective
The term “kiasu” is widely used, both in print and colloquially. The Oxford Dictionary also included “kiasu” as one of its official entries. From “kiasu”, the term “kiasuism” was born, which is used to describe the mentality of being kiasu.
huá wū yìn
gōng gòng jià rì
jiā tíng rì