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pai tao Meaning

Pai tao, in Singapore, refers to an organized arrangement of tables or dining areas in public spaces, where patrons can enjoy their meals. It is commonly found in hawker centers, food courts, or outdoor eateries. In Chinese, pai tao is translated as 放桌 (fàng zhuō).

pai tao in a Sentence 

1. Wah, that guy always pai tao one, pretending to be so rich and successful but actually he just borrowed money from his friends!
2. My colleague always pai tao and boast about his work, but we all know he’s just slacking off most of the time.
3. The influencer pai tao about his lavish lifestyle on social media, but in reality, he’s drowning in debt.
4. Don’t listen to her, she’s just pai tao-ing about her cooking skills. Her food tastes terrible!
5. He’s always pai tao and bragging about his love life, but he’s been single for years.

Pronunciation: pie tau

pai tao Origin in Singlish

Eh, you know this pai tao ah? The kakis say it originates from Hokkien, one kind of dialect. Like the direct translation? Pai tao means spoil market lah. So now, when someone sabo you, you know liao, just say don’t pai tao me lah!

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