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.

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bedbugs (colloquially known as bak sat)

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臭虫,一般指床虱。

由来
  • 在古汉语里,虱本指咬人的虫子。
  • 木虱身长五至七毫米,身形扁,呈红褐色。
  • 木虱为夜行昆虫,主要吸食热血动物的血,但可长达一年不进食。
  • 若要查看居住环境中有没有木虱,必须注意床垫、被单、床头的隙缝。
例句
当时穿的都是短袖短裤,更容易受袭击。小孩子自己太过调皮捣蛋,所以不怕木虱咬。(《联合晚报》,14/4/1973)
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