What is kiasu Japanese?

kiasunoun. A fear of losing used to describe a person who is overly competitive.

What is the difference between kiasu and Kiasi?

Kiasi is commonly compared to Kiasu (literally: “fear of losing”); both are commonly used to describe attitudes where Kiasi or Kiasi-ism means to take extreme measures to avoid risk and Kiasu or Kiasu-ism means to take extreme means to achieve success.

What is Paiseh in English?

Paiseh (pie-say) Meaning: A Hokkien way of saying something is embarrassing. Alternatively, it’s to express a sense of shame or that you are simply shy. Example: “I’m paiseh to ask Chris Hemsworth for a selfie.” Photograph: Unsplash/Paul Hanaoka.

What does Kan Cheong meaning?

Kan-cheong (緊張) is Cantonese for “nervous”, which describes the tense, hustled atmosphere which arises from contestants deficient of cooking skills who had to cook on their own in a limited time, subjecting themselves to yelling.

What does Bo Jio mean?

bo jio (no third-person singular simple present, no present participle, no simple past or past participle) (Singapore, Malaysia, colloquial, transitive) To leave someone out from an event or activity by not inviting them.

What does boJio mean in Singlish?

Bo Jio – A way of expressing FOMO (fear of missing out). To call someone out when you’re not invited. Don’t say we boJio. Nowsadays, other people say ‘FOMO’, but in Singapore, we say bojio.

What is Onz?

(Yes of course!) Onz (on-z) / Yes, I can confirm. A very succinct and colloquial way to confirm your participation in something, or an affirmation of your agreement/consent. Another popular (but older) term is Steady bom pi pi.

What is Bao Ga Liao?

Bao-Ga-Liao (adjective) Meaning: Doing everything, covering all roles. Origin: Hokkien Dialect. How to use: “You actually work in a team, you don’t have to bao ga liao from top to bottom. Let your teammates do some work!”

What is Jio in Hokkien?

originated from Hokkien meaning to woo girl. Now more commonly means “to ask someone out”

What is Chiong SUA?

Chiong Sua is a hokkien term that refers to the act of charging up a hill to attack enemies.

What does Chiong mean in slang?

hurry up
Chiong (chee-ong): Slight variation of the Hokkien word for “hurry up”; it means to charge or to attack something.

What is Otang?

otang, var. of utang a debt; a loan, credit; in debt; to borrow habitually; to sell something on credit (Horne)] Owe (a debt, money, a piece of work, etc.).

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