Origin: Malay – it means reverse and is a contradiction of the nautical term “to go astern”

Gostan is used in scenarios where you need someone to go reverse/backwards. This usually happens in driving situations when you overshot at a destination or turn.


Mary: “Oh John, we just missed our turn…can you gostan and turn in again?

John: “Cannot lah, you think your grandfather’s road ah? We have to abide by the traffic rules!!

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