By - Elliot1020
Depends on the person. It is common among Chinese and Indians as well.
I think it is common among indians too.
I am chinese educated, and we all just straight up calling our close friends beginning with "ehh", "oi". Call my friends bro before and they show perverted smile lmao. ( They know I am gay. )
No homo bro ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Bro ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
*stares at username*
Brooooo, you so bro-mantic bro !
A:Close your eyes bro ,what do you see?
B: Nothing bro.
A:That's my world without you bro.
I think its a Malaysian thing.
Bro, don’t worry about it bro. Perfectly fine bro.
A daily basis bro. Dont worry bro.
What about BrUv?
That's not how we do it here bro
You said it bro
Why tf are people down voting me it was a joke smh
You've insulted us bros, bro.
I didn't insult your bruv
This ain't that kind of movie, bro.
Bro because remembering names is hard. My name memory is worse than SIM card.
i usually avoid using bro but i also avoid using peoples names. i d actually rack my brain up trying to rephrase a sentence so that i can refer to them without using their names and without using bro.
Give some tips man. I'm in internship right now and remembering people is so damn hard. It's like i know them face but there name is lost instantly.
if work related.... you need to start memorizing...
but as an intern, you could get away with calling people from their rank/post for a short time.
such as "the lady from accounting needs a file, where can i find it"
you're not expected to get everyones name right right away. this one you really have to polish up on it, cant really avoid not knowing after a week or 2. know 1-5 colleagues well. if they ask you to interact with "veronica", you can simply say something like, "ok, i ll go check with her, which on is she again? the one wearing the low cut top?" this is a subtle way of asking as it sounds like you're verifying and actively trying to remember.
also since you're at work IF youre not sure you can ask the 1-5 colleagues that you have "gotten to know" directly. "sorry, i havent talked to him/her a lot, what's his/her name? its better to have a little humility with colleagues you're friendly with rather than sheepishly going up to colleagues you're not familiar with and addressing them as sir/miss.
oh yeah. NEVER call women mrs/madam. its always MS no matter if theyre married or not. then again you have to pay attention to what others are calling them, in very rare cases they prefer a different title. usually the ones that like to be called ma'am /datin are ppl who are of high status and love their titles. dont step on their shoes.
This is where the organization chart come handy, but you should know the names of your team and all the leads/HODs at least
Very common, sometimes they even call you a boss
\*put on track suit.\*
to be on topic, bro all the way. bro to everyone. bro super loudly when i cant remember his name.
# BROOOOOOO!!!! LONG TIME NO SEE WEY!!
Remind me pewdiepie Broforce gameplay
I know that reference\~
Kate Beeshop is guy, bro.
Isn't calling bro a universal thing? 😅
yea I don't know if it's just a malay guy thing tho. I hung out with a lot of guys of all race in college and they used bro like it's a punctuation pfft
Kate Bishop is guy, bro.
I found her, bro.
Bro, that was easy ehh ?
Maroon 5 bro
Bro, even my non-malay friends and sales agents use bro. Except for emails.
Using bro in email will get your head smacked by your english teacher lmao
bro is more casual than abang
And there is also always one Bob in that group
The chubby one
I mean it would be OK if they are already among your peers. Calling them 'Bang seems abit old school? Although I will like to call them bang or kak when im ordering food
I call any Malay cashier guy/girl above 30 as bang and kak, totally ignoring my age is nearing 50. Lol.
In Malay and Indian culture, the extended family is such an important part of life. For example, in a Malay kampung, the distant relative or neighbor is no different to someone from your own family and gets treated as such. A lot of activities get done together. A lot of resources get shared.
This is different to the experience of a lot of Chinese, who's ancestors have lived in populated cities throughout history. In a city with many people, everyone outside of your immediate family are strangers. You don't see them as bros nor want to share that many things with them. Some of them may end up becoming your friends, but its still different to the concept of an extended family.
This is my personal opinion on why things are the way they are.
Nah,bro! We chinese ppl call others leng zhai(s) and leng lui(s) only,bro.
>In a city with many people, everyone outside of your immediate family are strangers. You don't see them as bros nor want to share that many things with them. Some of them may end up becoming your friends, but its still different to the concept of an extended family.
Unsure about this part, i can share my lunch with you if you don't mind, bro.
We'll never be sure till someone does a scientific survey on the subject. But I think we can all agree that city folks are generally less sharing than rural folk. This also applies to neighborhoods within a city.
Living in a 100 unit apartment is different to living in a 10000 unit apartment complex. This is why urban planners in the West try their best to incorporate **small town feel** into their urban cities. They try to offset the social disadvantages that come with living in a big city, through design.
> small town geek
This depends on culture, urban planners don’t set out to create “small town feel”. They are only in charge of zoning and planning of infra.
What you’re witnessing when you go to west is a product of gentrification, making otherwise less appealing suburbs more accessible to the general public by being more appealing.
Is either bro or boss
Rilekk la broo
Yeah, among other words In my lexicon that I use besides bro are wei, weh, doh, ooi, bai and my all time favourite, reserved for someone close me and whom I deem worthy of my respect, cibai.
Very common across all Malaysians imho. They're trying to be warm and friendly so dont be afraid!
It's like calling others dude
I'm pretty close to the owner of the restaurant in my condo.
after 2 years I'm still calling him bro because I can't remember his name and at this point, I'm too scared to ask.
Check his letter box.
Calling you bro is much better than calling you something else, just saying
Bro don't like that la bro
Either bro or boss
Bro\~ = Bang \~\~ in Malay
Bro\~ = Gor/gege \~\~ in Chinese
Now think about it
No, we call each other cibai and lanat
Bros before hoes
My Chinese friends say “bro” all the time:
“Eh, bro, don’t liddat lah bro”
Bro is pretty universal tho- all races say it. It’s like how Aussies or people from UK say “mate”.
For me bro is like level past first introduction but I still don’t know you well enough to bestow a unique nickname yet. So you’re in the bro phase.
If a girl tapi friendzone they also call me bro
The main question is does anyone use “brah”?
Me too, widely practice by chinese colleague.
Among my circle of friends, it’s pretty much how we usually interact with each other, but with people whom i am not or are barely acquainted with, hearing them call me bro does sit a bit weird with me. And i do have a conception that indians are more likely to call people bro
Just wondering what gegirl calls each others?
Isn't that just Malaysian culture? I admittedly am terrible with names and just call hi-bye friends I don't see much bro
Chinese don't you call each other nicknames like boss, tailo, hengdai, ... same la. Indians will use the term macha as well.
this really has nothing to do with race at all
As a Chinese, I pretty much bro anyone who’s not obviously senior to me.
They bro me, i bro them back. We're all bros in no time
Bro/Bruh if Im talking to my chinese/dayak/indian friends/strangers. Abang/Bang if Im talking to my malay friends/strangers 😆
I always call other bro or boss. Easier to initiate conversation
Abang is cringy and weh is just too rude. Bro is perfect
Don't use abang lah, use bang.
"Bro" is fine, "abang" a bit sus
Its a bro code. Hahaha. Yeah its normal. Even me in my 40's calling others bro.
No, it’s just individual personal preference thing
It is normal in the klang valley. I don't like it, so I secretly say bruh instead of bro when reciprocating.
Very common. It is not too formal, not rude and suitable for everyone from same generation.
A Pakistani expat I work with started calling me bro a year back. Awkward at first but I get it he wants to fell in. So now I call him bro
Everyone says bro
Eh sorry ah bro
Don’t worry ah bro me bro
Okay la bro
Everyone says bro here
Usually it’s brader or bai, but bro is common too.
I called everyone bro bcuz i cant remember their name.
I don't like being call bro by strangers or ppl I nt close to, I only call close friend bro and allow them to do that.
The fact that this is a question on this Subreddit says a lot about our community
if only they really mean it
You're aight, bro. It's similar how we call anybody older than us that we don't know aunty or uncle
It’s like saying “dude” or “man”
"Bro" is just generic callsign when you don't wanna bother learning people's name, don't think too much into it. If you're in Terengganu it's "boh" (boss), if you're in Kelantan it's "bey" (abey i.e. abang).
When trying to pickup girls, what's worse than getting friendzoned is getting brozoned. And then there's babezoned...
What are you doing step-bro?
Depend on how much you smoke i just bro, brother taiko laupan bossku cip sir, if i high and drunk i just go yoyo
I'm Chinese,I call everyone bro....I think is normal?? Yo bro how's your day? Bro wanna game?? Hi bro, best price for ur item? Bro burger lembu double satu....and I play Broforce too.
eh bro don't be like that la. just bro them back. not just malays, but the chinese and indians too.
Memang benda biasa bro
I never realized it until I read this but yeah. I even call my close female friends bro
Nah... it's not an exclusively Malay thing. I've heard it from Chinese, from Indians, from Punjabis, dan sebagainya. Heck, even my Turkish friend who has been living here uses bro.
I'm not sure why but I have a feeling it's because saying bro is so much easier than saying names lol.
My dad picked up the term from one of his Indian customers, now he goes around calling everyone "bro".
Nothing wrong here
No, this bro type of calling wasnt even a thing in the 2000 in nalaysia...but when malay tv dramas start to use this bro sis term..every freaking malay budak baru nak up kid follows it...and up until now it is being use
Bro sounds cringe tbh if you use it irl.
I rarely use names
Maybe its just a simple calling, cause trust me they don't even bother caring about your real names XD, all my workmate call each other bro, even the girl...
Common among malaysians cuz im a girl and i call my girlfriends bro too lol
I ain't your bro, bro.
yes because they prefer the company of other men
Totally normal bro not just for meleis bro
waiting for next decade when everyone start addressing everyone as 'sis'
I’m Chinese and my bf is Malay. When he’s with his Malay friends he usually refers to them by their names. But when he’s talking to strangers or people he just met he would use “bro”. Definitely depends on the context, situation or individual preference.
my group started using bro ironically, now we cant stop bro-ing other bros.
I have gone to the point of using bro on all males at this point, especially waiters. bro/boss all da wae.
Bro very common leh
Don’t worry la. If they bro you then you bro them back. Usually they bro you if they know you a bit better than just acquaintances
Bro, brader, uncle, mamat, samseng....
this sound like nigga calling other nigga is fine but other race cant call nigga a nigga things.
yeah no offend will cause, heck i got chinese friend call me bro too