Singaporean Mandarin Database

This database contains a collection of Mandarin terms which have cultural, historical or sentimental value unique to Singapore. Some of these terms are more commonly read in print while others are often used in our everyday conversations.

教育
jiào yù
autonomous school
自治学校
zì zhì xué xiào
immersion (programme)
浸濡
jìn rú
Independent School
自主学校
zì zhǔ xué xiào
Institute of Technical Education (ITE)
工艺教育学院
gōng yì jiào yù xué yuàn
junior college
初级学院
chū jí xué yuàn
kindergarten
幼稚园
yòu zhì yuán
neighbourhood school
邻里学校
lín lǐ xué xiào
polytechnic
理工学院
lǐ gōng xué yuàn
Special Assistance Plan (SAP) school
特选学校
tè xuǎn xué xiào
Special Education (SPED) school
特别学校
tè bié xué xiào
Values in Action (VIA)
德育在于行动
dé yù zài yú xíng dòng
社会
shè huì
4D (4-digit lottery)
万字票
wàn zì piào
bermuda shorts
百慕达裤
bǎi mù dá kù
bungee jumping
绑紧跳
bǎng jĭn tiào
Central Provident Fund (CPF)
公积金
gōng jī jīn
Certificate of Entitlement (COE)
拥车证
yōng chē zhèng
Corrective Work Order (CWO)
垃圾虫劳改
lā jī chóng láo gǎi
deposit
按柜金
àn guì jīn
ecstasy (drug)
爱它死
ài tā sǐ
freehold
永久地契
yǒng jiǔ dì qì
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