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.
A sum of money payable as a pledge or as a down payment. Also commonly used to refer to the amount pledged by political nominees prior to elections.
按金 (Hong Kong), 押金 (Taiwan)
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jí xuǎn qū
bào shēng zhǐ
jiàn bǎo shuāng quán
bǎi mù dá kù