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.
1. The Mandarin term “乌龙” refers to mistakes or errors that were not expected.
2. The term also describes someone who is muddle-headed.
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