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.
Commonly used to describe Caucasians or westerners. In Singapore, the term is usually used to describe white people from the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and other English-speaking countries.
老外 (Mainland China), 阿啄仔 (Taiwan)
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xīn jiā pō huá yǔ
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