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kan cheong

kan cheong Meaning

Kan cheong is a Singaporean slang referring to being anxious or nervous. It conveys a sense of urgency or the fear of missing out on something. In Chinese, kan cheong is translated as 紧张 or 焦虑.

kan cheong in a Sentence 

1. Eh, don’t be so kan cheong lah, the bus doesn’t leave till later.
2. The exam is in two weeks, and she’s already freaking out – so kan cheong one.
3. My mom is always kan cheong when I’m out with friends, she keeps calling to check if I’m okay.
4. Why are you so kan cheong about being late? The movie doesn’t start for another 30 minutes.
5. This car is driving so slowly, no wonder everyone is getting kan cheong.

Pronunciation: KAHN CHONG.

kan cheong Origin in Singlish

This kan cheong attitude originate from our kiasu culture lah. Always scared of missing out, we act blur when not busy just to look busy. Confirm got a bit stress one, must always act fast-fast, like chop carrot cake at the hawker center.