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
In Singapore, this term is used to refer to an “elderly person”.
老年人(Mainland China), 长者(Hong Kong), 老人(Taiwan)
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guò fān kè
jiàn wū fā zhǎn jú
ā bīng gē
jī zǔ chéng yuán