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.

hóng

zhà

dàn

wedding invitation

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生活用语

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wedding invitation

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生活用语

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释义

名词

用来比喻婚宴请帖,含有揶揄的意味。

由来
  • 婚宴的喜帖通常为红色,而人们收到请帖后一般必须破费花钱送礼。
  • 来人们便将婚宴的请帖比喻成炸弹,即把钱包炸出一个大洞。
例句
最近收到 “红色炸弹”,才获悉公司部门的一位女同事和另一部门的男同事其实老早已经走在一起了。(《联合早报》, 17/2/2020)
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