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Singlish is the local lingo. The beauty of it is the fact that its melting pot of words originating from various languages such as English, Mandarin, Hokkien, Cantonese, Malay and Tamil, and it's used universally in the country no matter one’s mother tongue – a true reflection of multiculturalism. The dictionary of slang words run a gamut, but here are some common words that will have you sounding like a true blue Singaporean.