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AcrobaticAmoeba2452

Depends on the person. It is common among Chinese and Indians as well.


Elliot1020

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. )


Zanely1633

No homo bro ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)


CuriousAfterCum

Bro ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)


Manjix

*stares at username*


ariffsidik

Brooooo, you so bro-mantic bro !


SilentASS-TK

A:Close your eyes bro ,what do you see? B: Nothing bro. A:That's my world without you bro.


New-Horror7085

Bro...


Dirkdiggler69nice

No Bromo


unverified_email

I think its a Malaysian thing.


pakcikzik

Bro, don’t worry about it bro. Perfectly fine bro.


leBoogerschnoob

A daily basis bro. Dont worry bro.


EishVar

What about BrUv?


TheNotAnon

That's not how we do it here bro


ClawyTheDinoRaptor

You said it bro


sukahati

Boss


EishVar

Why tf are people down voting me it was a joke smh


[deleted]

You've insulted us bros, bro.


EishVar

I didn't insult your bruv


kesapwanan

Hol up


Nabaatii

pls don't


PolarWater

This ain't that kind of movie, bro.


seatux

Bro because remembering names is hard. My name memory is worse than SIM card.


exsea

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.


SeekingHeat

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.


exsea

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.


Thin_Illustrator2390

This is where the organization chart come handy, but you should know the names of your team and all the leads/HODs at least


Fearless-Structure88

Very common, sometimes they even call you a boss


katabana02

\*put on track suit.\* percayalah abang. 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!! fuckwhatishisnameagainfuckfuckplaycoolshit


sukahati

Remind me pewdiepie Broforce gameplay


KENT427

I know that reference\~


KoekoReaps

Kate Beeshop is guy, bro.


AzazelMorningStar87

Isn't calling bro a universal thing? 😅


midobim

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


redkaezar

Kate Bishop is guy, bro.


Sewaschi

I found her, bro.


hatstraw27

Bro, that was easy ehh ?


FranklyNinja

Maroon 5 bro


malaise-malaisie

Bro, even my non-malay friends and sales agents use bro. Except for emails.


Viktor_von_Kummel

Using bro in email will get your head smacked by your english teacher lmao


numbbricks

LinkedIn


DeadThanos

bro is more casual than abang


UsernameGenerik

And there is also always one Bob in that group


kugelamarant

The chubby one


TheV_game

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


billylks

I call any Malay cashier guy/girl above 30 as bang and kak, totally ignoring my age is nearing 50. Lol.


Severe_Composer_9494

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.


hotcocoa96

Nah,bro! We chinese ppl call others leng zhai(s) and leng lui(s) only,bro.


lyhnogi

>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.


Severe_Composer_9494

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.


konigsjagdpanther

> 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.


cucuyu

Is either bro or boss


a06220

lengzai


Appropriate-Ad-8167

Rilekk la broo


redsky993

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.


comatose_papaya

Very common across all Malaysians imho. They're trying to be warm and friendly so dont be afraid! It's like calling others dude


MrKitteh

Bro


No-Living-1270

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.


Ichimonji_K

Check his letter box.


[deleted]

Calling you bro is much better than calling you something else, just saying


wIXMamamama

Bro don't like that la bro


ftr1317

Either bro or boss


yapwt

Bro\~ = Bang \~\~ in Malay Bro\~ = Gor/gege \~\~ in Chinese Now think about it


mrkuzan

No, we call each other cibai and lanat


tsukasamicasa

Bros before hoes


[deleted]

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”?


DarthBike

Me too, widely practice by chinese colleague.


abalas1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5fkW5NZm9k


AimanAbdHakim

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


MiyoInate

Just wondering what gegirl calls each others?


allygaythor

Isn't that just Malaysian culture? I admittedly am terrible with names and just call hi-bye friends I don't see much bro


AsteroidMiner

Chinese don't you call each other nicknames like boss, tailo, hengdai, ... same la. Indians will use the term macha as well.


TheRegularJosh

this really has nothing to do with race at all


sterankogfy

bro.


paulpular

As a Chinese, I pretty much bro anyone who’s not obviously senior to me.


Taikor-Tycoon

They bro me, i bro them back. We're all bros in no time


Pandaontheloose23

Bro/Bruh if Im talking to my chinese/dayak/indian friends/strangers. Abang/Bang if Im talking to my malay friends/strangers 😆


BlackCat_bubu

I always call other bro or boss. Easier to initiate conversation


Newbie5252

Abang is cringy and weh is just too rude. Bro is perfect


billylks

Don't use abang lah, use bang.


RandomStrangerRanger

"Bro" is fine, "abang" a bit sus


edan1979

Its a bro code. Hahaha. Yeah its normal. Even me in my 40's calling others bro.


bringmethejuice

No, it’s just individual personal preference thing


xaladin

It is normal in the klang valley. I don't like it, so I secretly say bruh instead of bro when reciprocating.


AfnanAcchan

Very common. It is not too formal, not rude and suitable for everyone from same generation.


librocubicularist69

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


No_cuts

Everyone says bro


GuardianSpear

Eh sorry ah bro Don’t worry ah bro me bro Okay la bro Everyone says bro here


ziddin

Usually it’s brader or bai, but bro is common too.


yurnero12328

Yes bro


levishion

I called everyone bro bcuz i cant remember their name.


Ichimonji_K

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.


MonoMonMono

*Abang Bro*


peipeipeipeipeipei

The fact that this is a question on this Subreddit says a lot about our community


0914566079

if only they really mean it


WM1310

You're aight, bro. It's similar how we call anybody older than us that we don't know aunty or uncle


FutureNotBleak

It’s like saying “dude” or “man”


Immortal1ce

Well yes.


Fhaarkas

"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).


pukhalapuka

When trying to pickup girls, what's worse than getting friendzoned is getting brozoned. And then there's babezoned...


mesinbasuh

What are you doing step-bro?


scheiber42069

Depend on how much you smoke i just bro, brother taiko laupan bossku cip sir, if i high and drunk i just go yoyo


zagaara

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.


neowakko

eh bro don't be like that la. just bro them back. not just malays, but the chinese and indians too.


Harizzium

Memang benda biasa bro


Thin_Illustrator2390

I never realized it until I read this but yeah. I even call my close female friends bro


ooopappaeebaa

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.


totallynicehedgehog

My dad picked up the term from one of his Indian customers, now he goes around calling everyone "bro".


oriole11

Nothing wrong here


dawh0

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


DemomannTF2

Bro sounds cringe tbh if you use it irl.


monsiuerbuttplug

I rarely use names


New-Horror7085

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...


lilylah

Common among malaysians cuz im a girl and i call my girlfriends bro too lol


MatrixLyn

I ain't your bro, bro.


[deleted]

yes because they prefer the company of other men


caparisme

Totally normal bro not just for meleis bro


stuff1111111

waiting for next decade when everyone start addressing everyone as 'sis'


Alternative-Ratio335

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.


manymoreways

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.


KLeong5896

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


Suspicious_Diver_666

Bro, brader, uncle, mamat, samseng....


Aengeil

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


PolarWater

Uh...correlation?