The ULTIMATE Singlish Crash Course To Speak Like A Local Within A Day

17 July 2019

Try it, lah

Singapore wouldn’t be Singapore if local people didn’t speak in three or four languages simultaneously. “Wei macha, you want to makan here or dabao?” roughly translates to, “Hey, bro, wanna eat in or take out?” in Singaporean slang, Tamil, Malay and Mandarin, respectively.

Here are 17 everyday Singlish terms to add into your dictionary (after all, the Oxford dictionary already added a ton into theirs).

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