10 Singaporean/Malaysian Slangs that Actually have Other Funny Meanings



We aren’t just curious to the point of being annoying. Nor are we super noosy. We are chicken grandmothers or house grandmothers.


A hokkien term that actually means eat strength. We use it when something is super difficult or we’re in a really bad situation we don’t know what to do.

Tan ku ku

We don’t say ‘forget it’ or ‘no’ or ‘don’t expect anything’ when we don’t want to do something. We simply say ‘wait long long’. Meaning no matter how long you wait, miracles don’t happen.

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