10 Common English Words Mistranslated from Chinese and Malay

10 Unique Singapore English word definitions due to mistranslated Chinese & Malay: Action, Christian, Follow, Help, Keep, Open, Send, Spoilt, Stay, and Scold There are many differences between the English used in Singapore and that found in Britain and the United States. Some of the features of Singapore English are similar to features in Mandarin Chinese. However other...

“Lah” has been spotted in Liverpool and Tibet

Scouse “Scouse is noted for a fast, highly accented manner of speech, with a range of rising and falling tones not typical of most of Northern England.” That sounds like the definition of Singlish! :) The word “lah” is common in Northern England specifically in Merseyside, Liverpool. It is based on the word “lad” and a common greeting would be “orite...

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