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.
Communities / Organisations
Refers to military personnel. Also known in Mandarin as “兵哥”, which can be translated as member of the army.
大兵, 大兵哥, 兵哥 (Mainland China)
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lì guó yí dài
jiàn guó yí dài