Hor: Very advanced Singlish term. Don’t bother trying to understand the full range of use, until you’ve lived here many years. This is to express agreement or ask another for agreement. “Yah hor, I also remember that restaurant quite nice.” “Then hor, after you apply for passport then you call me.”
What does MEH mean in Singapore?
“Really, meh? You have to do it like that?” (Here, “meh” is used with a rhetorical question to serve disbelief without actually being shocked or surprised.) Advertising.
Why do Singaporeans say lah?
‘Lah’: a common understanding
Singlish uses about 11 particles, mostly borrowed from Chinese dialects like Hokkien or Cantonese, to indicate the attitude of how something is said. This simple three-letter word can mean an affirmation, dismissal, exasperation or exclamation in different contexts.
What does CB mean in Singapore?
CB is also known as “chio bu“, a Hokkien phrase which means actually means buxom lady. In the Singaporean context, however, it is the guys’ favourite phrase to describe the presence of an attractive girl.
What is SIA Singapore slang?
It can be used to emphasise excitement, sheepishness, or exhaustion. “Did you watch the new Star Wars Trailer?” “Yeah man/dude!” Or in Singlish, “ya sia!” “I heard you got fined for speeding recently” “Ya sia…” It’s stupid, but it’s something along those lines.
How do you say thank you in Singapore?
Thank you – terima kasih.
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Does Singapore use UK or US English?
Singapore uses the UK English in their spelling system through the formality, because this territory was ruled under the former British crown colony.
What does Kanina mean?
The word kanina is used in Malaysian, Indonesian, Iceland, Filipino meaning recently,rabbit,some time ago,before,earlier,a while ago.
What is LUH?
LUH is a slang term used to express feelings of platonic love. The use of LUH allows the sender to express affection for someone, without using the word “love.” … In this context, LUH can be considered a diplomatic way of rebuffing a declaration of love.
What does YP mean in Singapore?
The ubiquitous Ah Beng, or YP, which stands for “young punk”, is an icon in local popular culture.
What does Bo Liao mean?
bo(h) liao – (From Hokkien/Teochew 無聊/无聊 bô-liâu, lit. boredom; Mandarin: wúliáo) A slang expression to describe being in a situation of idleness. Also used to describe an act of doing something silly.
What does Knn mean in Singapore?
“KNN” stands for “k*n n* n*” in Hokkien and refers to doing something unprintable to someone’s lao bu.
What does Xia Suay mean?
Origin: Hokkien and Teochew – a term to describe embarrassment or disgrace. Xia Suay is often used to describe a person or a situation where there is embarrassment or disgrace caused by the person or actions by that person.
What does Wah Piang mean?
Also wah piang, wah piang eh. An exclamation expr. astonishment, consternation, despair, dismay, etc.