sama-sama

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Malay sama ‎(together).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Singapore) IPA(key): /sʌmʌ-sʌmʌ/

Adjective[edit]

  1. (Singapore, informal) the same; not having any differences.
    • 2006 October 05, Kaffein-nated: Funny Thing: Singlish:
      What else, you tell me, can make a group of young men from various backgrounds, educational levels and races doing their National Service (aka Army) and communicating on a sama-sama wavelength?
    • 2008 May 30, ‘Little People’: A Clarification: Opinionated:
      Then all the apologists come and try defend this tai-tai. Come on la. They are all sama-sama elitist.
    • 2009 February 27, Exclusive Interview With Mas Selamat Bin Kastari:
      If I do, I just call my brudders activate 3 Bangla, hide in 3 different cars of sama-sama brand and then tip off ICA.
    • 2015 August 26, Gwee Li Sui, Singapore English Archives- The Middle Ground SinGweesh on Wednesday: Kua Kua:
      Well, “dun dun dun dun” and “kua kua” are sama-sama because “kua kua” also at once casts real life as a movie.

Indonesian[edit]

Phrase[edit]

sama sama

  1. you're welcome, has a connotation of same to you ("sama" means same)