Singaporean Mandarin (simplified Chinese: 新加坡华语; traditional Chinese: 新加坡華語; pinyin: Xīnjiāpō Huáyǔ) is a variety of Mandarin Chinese widely spoken in Singapore. It is one of the four official languages of Singapore along with English, Malay and Tamil.
Does Singapore use traditional or simplified Chinese?
Simplified Chinese is now used in Mainland China, Malaysia (in official publications), and Singapore. Traditional Chinese is used in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau.
Are Singaporeans considered Chinese?
Singapore is a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-lingual country and Singaporeans of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian descent have made up the vast majority of the population since the 19th century.
|Orang Singapura (Malay) 新加坡人 (Chinese) சிங்கப்பூரரும் (Tamil)|
Are Singaporeans good in Chinese?
These Singaporeans are usually not very fluent in English, and Chinese is their language of choice. They tend to read Chinese-language newspapers, and do not use much English in everyday conversations as most do not command a high level of fluency in the language.
Why are Singaporeans Chinese?
Singaporeans of Chinese descent are generally the descendants of non-indentured and indentured immigrants from southern China during the 19th and first half of the 20th century. The 1990s and early 21st century saw Singapore experience a third wave of immigration from different parts of China.
Are Singaporeans native Chinese speakers?
Controversial TIL: Singaporeans are not native speakers, despite the fact that English is their first language.
What percentage of Singapore is Chinese?
Ethnic Chinese at 75.9% form the largest group, followed by ethnic Malays (15.0%) and ethnic Indians (7.5%), collectively making up virtually the entirety of its citizen population (98.4%).
What dialect do they speak in Singapore?