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gahmen Meaning

Gahmen refers to the government in Singapore. It is an informal term originating from the Singlish language, which is a blend of English, Malay, Chinese dialects, and Tamil. Gahmen in Chinese can be translated as 政府 (zhèngfǔ).

gahmen in a Sentence 

1. Eh, the gahmen say must stay at home during the circuit breaker lah!
2. Don’t play play, the gahmen catch you jaywalking, kena heavy fine one.
3. The gahmen say need to vote to choose the best candidate for president, so must go and vote lah.
4. Wah, the gahmen build new MRT line, faster can go town, so shiok!
5. Alamak, the gahmen increase GST again, everything also become more expensive liao.

Gahmen is pronounced as gah-men, with emphasis on the first syllable.

gahmen Origin in Singlish

eh bro, you know how this gahmen come about ah? Back in the day, some atas people decided to form one big group to rule us. They call themselves the gahmen lah. Now they steady control everything and make all the decisions. Good or not, you decide lah!

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