#donedakwah*

* #donespreading (the message)

Malay Malaysia

Hashtag USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

Used when someone makes a sarcastic response to a situation, especially if it involves good/bad actions. Originated from Arabic da'wah, meaning to invite/to call upon - specifically, to preach about the Islamic faith.

"Bersangka baiklah. Mungkin diorang menunjuk-nunjuk sedekah sebab diorang nak membuktikan yang diorang baik. #donedakwah"

"Assume the best. Maybe they show off their donation because they want to prove that they're nice #donedakwah"





banana

English Malaysia

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




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bo jio

Chinese | Hokkien Malaysia

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




makan angin*

* eating wind

Malay Malaysia

Idiom USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

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




Bak chiu tak stamp*

* eyes have been pasted over with a stamp

Chinese | Hokkien Malaysia

Slang USED On Rare Occasion BY Almost Everyone

Taking amusement in someone's inability to see things clearly (both literally and figuratively).

"Bak chew tak stamp?"

"Can't you see it?"





#DudukRumah

Malay Malaysia

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