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    singapore english is the english language spoken in singapore, of which there are two main forms, standard singapore english and singapore colloquial english (better known as singlish).[1][2]

    singapore is a cosmopolitan city with 37% of its population born outside the country.[3] singaporeans, even those of the same ethnic group, have many different first languages and cultures. for example, in 2005, among chinese singaporeans, over a third spoke english as their main language at home while almost half spoke mandarin, and the rest spoke various mutually unintelligible varieties of chinese.[4] in the indian community, most singaporeans of indian descent speak either english or tamil at home. the english language is now the most popular medium of communication among students from primary school to university. many families use two or three languages on a regular basis, and english is often one of them. in the past,[when?] some children received fewer years of english education than others. as such, the level of fluency in english among residents in singapore varies greatly from person to person.[5][incomplete short citation]

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Life in Singapore

Singapore English is the English language spoken in Singapore, of which there are two main forms, Standard Singapore English and Singapore Colloquial English (better known as Singlish).[1][2]

Singapore is a cosmopolitan city with 37% of its population born outside the country.[3] Singaporeans, even those of the same ethnic group, have many different first languages and cultures. For example, in 2005, among Chinese Singaporeans, over a third spoke English as their main language at home while almost half spoke Mandarin, and the rest spoke various mutually unintelligible varieties of Chinese.[4] In the Indian community, most Singaporeans of Indian descent speak either English or Tamil at home. The English language is now the most popular medium of communication among students from primary school to university. Many families use two or three languages on a regular basis, and English is often one of them. In the past,[when?] some children received fewer years of English education than others. As such, the level of fluency in English among residents in Singapore varies greatly from person to person.[5][incomplete short citation]

Other Languages
Bân-lâm-gú: Sin-ka-pho Eng-gí
Bahasa Indonesia: Bahasa Inggris Singapura
Tiếng Việt: Tiếng Anh Singapore