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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



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?"



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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