Definition of Singlish in English:


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[mass noun]
  • 1A variety of English spoken in Singapore, incorporating elements of Chinese and Malay.
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    • Check out these interesting links he provides on Singlish, the English/Chinese/Malay pastiche spoken in Singapore.
    • Singapore director Cheek's dialogue presents an interesting mixture of Chinese dialect, English, Singlish and a dose of Shakespeare.
    • This guide to Singlish, colloquial English as spoken in Singapore, should come in handy for reading Xiaxue.
  • 2A variety of English spoken in Sri Lanka, incorporating elements of Sinhala.
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    • Singlish is also the term used for the English spoken by many of the English/Sinhala speakers in Sri Lanka.

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