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.

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
General Interbank Recurring Order (GIRO)
财路
cái lù
Medisave
保健储蓄
bǎo jiàn chǔ xù
Medishield
健保双全
jiàn bǎo shuāng quán
percent
巴仙
bā xiān
work permit
工作准证
gōng zuò zhǔn zhèng
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