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Malay Malaysia

makan angin

Idiom USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(eating wind) • It means going on vacation or traveling.

"Kami sekeluarga makan angin ke Eropa tahun lepas."

"Our family went eating wind in Europe last year."

Confirmed by 2 people



Chinese | Hokkien Malaysia

cincai

Slang USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

It means "whatever" but you can also use it to describe an action where one does anything casually or as one pleases.

"What you want for lunch?" "Cincai lah!"

"What do you want to have for lunch?" "Whatever!"



English Malaysia

banana

Name USED On Rare Occasion BY Almost Everyone

Used to refer to an English-educated Malaysian born Chinese person, who doesn’t have a good command of the Chinese language and can only speak English.

"Alex's grandparents find it hard to speak with him because he is a banana."

Confirmed by 6 people



Chinese | Hokkien Malaysia

Bak chiu tak stamp

Slang USED On Rare Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(eyes have been pasted over with a stamp) • Taking amusement in someone's inability to see things clearly (both literally and figuratively).

"Bak chew tak stamp?"

"Can't you see it?"



Malay Malaysia

#DudukRumah

Hashtag USED In the past BY Some People

A hashtag created during the COVID-19 crisis to encourage people to stay at home.

"Day 40 #DudukRumah"

"Day 40 #StayAtHome"

Confirmed by 2 people



Chinese Taiwan

安安

Slang USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

A greeting like "hi", which you can use to replace "good morning", "good afternoon" or "good evening".

"安安,等等要一起出去嗎?"

"Hi, do you want to hang out later?"

Confirmed by 2 people



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Chinese | Hokkien Malaysia

Abuden?

Slang USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(interj.) • When someone asks stupid obvious questions, “abuden” is the correct answer. It means “isn’t it obvious?” or "What else did you expect?"

"Are you eating?" "Abuden?"

"Are you eating?" "Duh! Isn't it obvious?"



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Chinese | Hokkien Malaysia

bo jio

Slang USED Frequently BY Everyone

It refers to people who have never invited the person who mentions it to a certain event, outing or gathering.

"你去哪儿? bo jio!"

"Where are you going? You didn't invite me!"

Confirmed by 2 people