Tan Ku Ku

Tan Ku Ku

Origin: Hokkien – a phrase that literal says “wait long long”

Tan Ku Ku is a hokkien phrase that in its literal translation means “wait long long” and is often used to tell someone that the chances of what they expect to happen is very remote.


Ah Hua: “Ah Lian, I think our class hunk is interested in me leh….he always stealing glances at me and giggle….perhaps he will ask me out soon..

Ah Lian: “You tan ku ku…….also will not happen..he giggled because I was making funny faces behind your back lah…..

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