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.

chā

chē

cars cutting in

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释义

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一种用来搬运、装卸货物的机械。

由来
  • 叉车(叉式起重机)的异形词。
  • “叉” 和 “插” 都对应英文 “forklift” 的 “fork”。这种车的前面装有可升降的钢叉,以装载货物,因此名为叉车。
  • 由于钢叉在装载货物前会插在货物底下,因此也称插车。
例句
征聘广告中清楚注明应征者必须持有插车证书。(《联合早报》,24/5/2001)
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