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oei Meaning

Oei stands for ‘overseas-educated individuals’ and pertains to Singaporeans who have obtained their education abroad. In Chinese, Oei can be translated as 海归 (hǎi guī).

oei in a Sentence 

1. Oi, oei, don’t anyhow park your car lah! Can get summon one! (Hey, don’t park your car randomly! You might get a fine!)

2. Eh, oei, come here and help me carry these bags leh! (Hey, come here and assist me in carrying these bags!)

3. Oei, where you want to eat today? Makcik’s Nasi Lemak or Ah Seng’s Chicken Rice? (Hey, where do you want to eat today? Makcik’s Nasi Lemak or Ah Seng’s Chicken Rice?)

4. Oi, oei, faster finish your work and go home lah. Don’t stay back so late. (Hey, hurry up and finish your work, then go home. Don’t stay back so late.)

5. Eh, oei, I just saw your ex-boyfriend with another girl sia! (Hey, I just saw your ex-boyfriend with another girl!)

Pronunciation: oi (pronounced as oy), oei (pronounced as o-ay)

oei Origin in Singlish

Oei, origin from Singlish ah! Got mix of English, Chinese, Malay, Indian words. So unique, can’t find anywhere else. When talk also got lah, leh, lor, ah at the end. Like one big family, all can understand each other. Singlish got Singapore spirit, unite lah!