Chin Chai

Chin Chai

Origin: Hokkien/Teochew – literally means “anything” or “whatever”

Chin Chai is often used as a reply to a question when one is unable to make up his/her mind or has no preference to a choice. It can also be used to describe a person that is easy-going.


Ah Lian: Eh Kavita, what drink do you want?? Got coke, barley , chrysanthemum, etc?

Kavita: chin chai lah, not too sweet and non-gassy can already!

Ah Lian: Basket…like that you call¬†chin chai?? You go drink tap water better.

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