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.

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P-plate

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释义

名词

实习司机第一年开车时,需显示在车子前后的牌子的俗称。也称新手牌、三角新手牌、P牌。

DEFINITION

Noun

The colloquial name for the triangular plate that a new driver must display at the front and back of his car during his first year of driving.  Also known in Mandarin as 新手牌, 三角新手牌 or P牌.

由来
  • 刚拿到汽车或电单车驾驶执照的司机称为实习司机 (new driver)。
  • 自1994年9月1日起,按新加坡政府规定,所有第一年开车的实习司机都要在车子前后各显示一面法定的实习牌 (probation plate),也叫“P 牌”。
  • 实习牌的设计由两个黄色的倒三角型和一个红色的三角型组成,因此俗称三角牌。
  • 汽车类的实习牌,要分别显示在前后挡风镜的右上角。
  • 摩托车类的实习牌,要分别放在车头大灯和后车牌的正上方。
  • 实习司机开车时若没显示实习牌,将面对罚款,而在第三次触犯法令之后,就可能会被吊销驾驶执照。
ETYMOLOGY
  • Drivers who have just obtained an automobile or motorcycle driving license are called new drivers.
  • From 1 September 1994, according to the Government regulations, all new drivers in their first year of driving are legally required to display a probation plate (P-Plate) on the front and rear of their car.
  • As the design of the probation plate comprises of two inverted yellow triangles and a red triangle, it is commonly known as a "triangle plate."
  • For automobiles, probation plates are to be displayed on the upper right corner of the front and rear windshields respectively.
  • For motorcycles, probation plates should be placed directly above the headlights and the rear license plate.
  • New drivers who do not display a probation plate while driving will be subjected to a fine. Their driver’s licenses may be revoked if they violate the law for the third time.
例句
由于汽车后方贴有红色三角形黄底的“三角牌”,因此相信肇事司机刚考获驾照不久。(《联合早报》,7/12/2019)
SAMPLE SENTENCE
Because a “P-plate” with its red triangle against a yellow background was found on the back of the car, it is believed that the driver who caused the accident has just obtained his driver’s license. (Lianhe Zaobao, 7/12/2019). 
其他地区用语

实习标志(大陆)、“P” 字牌(港)

TERMS USED IN OTHER REGIONS

实习标志 (Mainland China), “P”字牌 (Hong Kong)

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