“I’ve got no choice, So I just did it lor.” (Here, “lor” is used to express acceptance or resignation.)
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 Lor mean in Chinese?
Lor is a last name commonly found in Cambodia among its Chinese community. It is the transliteration of a Chinese surname meaning: gauze, to collect, to gather, to catch, to sift.
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.
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.
Why do Malay say lah?
In Malay, ‘lah’ is used to change a verb into a command or to soften its tone, particularly when usage of the verb may seem impolite.
What does can can mean?
: a woman’s dance of French origin characterized by high kicking usually while holding up the front of a full ruffled skirt.
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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 ciao mean?
Ciao (/ˈtʃaʊ/; Italian pronunciation: [ˈtʃaːo]) is an informal salutation in the Italian language that is used for both “hello” and “goodbye”.
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 SIA mean in Spanish?
SIA Noun. Translate “SIA” to Spanish: Asociación de la Industria de los Títulos. English Synonyms of “SIA”: Securities Industry Association.
Is Paiseh a bad word?
Meaning: A Hokkien way of saying something is embarrassing.
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.