Here you are revealed the top 9 English language words which in Singapore island assume a new form and a new meaning

Singlish, lessico, parole inglesi, significato, morfologia, mutamento, cambiamento

A part from the continuous and increasingly exorbitant irruption of new words and expressions borrowed from all foregn languages and dialects present in Singapore Island, Singlish lexicon is affected by an additional, but equally faschinating, linguistic phenomenon: namely the one concerning some English Language words, which, once landed in Singapore, have progressively changed their original form and meaning. Some of them even come to get amazing connotations! In order to better…


Arabic, Japanese, Indonesian and Javanese loanwords in Singapore Colloqual English lexicon

Indoneseiano, Giavanese, Arabo eGiapponese, Singapore, Singlish, parole giapponese

Among the various linguistic realities that over time have contributed to the enrichment of Singapore Colloqual English or Singlish vocabulary, we can also find Japanese, whose teaching was strongly supported during the three year of occupation of the former British colony by Japanese military forces and of course Javanese Language probably due to the geographical position in which the Island of Java is located. Words of Japanese origins in Singlish vocabulary…


The contribution of Malay language to the enrichment and development of Singlish lexicon in 13 words and 9 typical dishes

malese, cucina malese, cibo malese

Although Malay Language still continues to play a preminent role on Singaporean sociolinguistic chessboard, being both the official Language of Singaporean National Anthem and the sole National Language officially recognized by the Constitution of Singapore, towards the end of the Seventies – probably because of that considerable general atmosphere of resentment arisen during the Merger Years – the interest of Singapore institutional bodies towards the promotion and dissemination of Malay Language, especially in the context of Singapore educational…


Top 30 words of Chinese origins you can’t ignore if you are leaving to Singapore

Badung, Singapore

English or Chinese? If you are leaving to Singapore and you are convinced that your knowledge of Standard English will allow you to understand and make yourself understand by local population without particular problems, you can even skip this article, but if you don’t want to be the “protagonist” of unfortunate misunderstandings or fall into really embarassing situations, I strongly recommend you to read it carefully! If you are instead in…