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.
Refers to the most basic level and ordinary citizens of society. Also known in Mandarin as “基层”.
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wén huà juān xiàn pèi duì jī jīn
wǔ dà gòng tóng jià zhí guān
dà bó gōng