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Meaning of "kueh" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD KUEH

From Malay.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF KUEH

kueh  [ˈkɔeɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KUEH

noun
adjective
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Kueh is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES KUEH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

kueh

Kuih

Kuih are bite-sized snack or dessert foods commonly found in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore as well as the Southern China provinces of Fujian and Chaoshan, also in the Netherlands through its colonial link to Indonesia. Kuih is a fairly broad term which may include items that would be called cakes, cookies, dumplings, pudding, biscuit, or pastries in English and are usually made from rice or glutinous rice. Kuih are more often steamed than baked, and are thus very different in texture, flavour and appearance from Western cakes or puff pastries. Many kuih are sweet, but some are savoury. The term Kue/Kueh/Kuih is widely used in the region of Indonesia and Malaysia to refer to sweet or savoury desserts. It is hard to distinguish between kuih of Malay or Peranakan origin due to the fact that the histories of these recipes have not been well-documented. Cross-cultural influencing is also very common. Though called by other names, one is likely to find various similar versions of kuih in neighbouring countries, such as Vietnam, Thailand, and Burma.

Definition of kueh in the English dictionary

The definition of kueh in the dictionary is any cake of Malay, Chinese, or Indian origin.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KUEH

kuchen
Kuching
Kuchipudi
kudlik
kudos
Kudrun
kudu
kudzu
Kuei-lin
Kuei-yang
Kueichou
Kuenlun
kufi
Kufic
kufiyah
kugel
kuia
Kuibyshev
Kuiper belt
kukri

WORDS THAT END LIKE KUEH

Aceh
Banda Aceh
eh
feh
heh
keffiyeh
kibbeh
Manasseh
meh
mikveh
Nineveh
Orumiyeh
peh
reh
tabbouleh
Tecumseh
tempeh
Yahveh
Yahweh
yeh

Synonyms and antonyms of kueh in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «kueh» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KUEH

Find out the translation of kueh to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of kueh from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «kueh» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

粿
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

kueh
570 millions of speakers

English

kueh
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

kueh
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

kueh
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Kueh
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

kueh
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

kueh
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

kueh
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kueh
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

kueh
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

kueh
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

쿠에
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kueh
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Kueh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

kueh
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कोह
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kueh
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

kueh
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kueh
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Kueh
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

kueh
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Kueh
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

kueh
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

kueh
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

kueh
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of kueh

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «KUEH»

The term «kueh» is regularly used and occupies the 98.082 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «KUEH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about kueh

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KUEH»

Discover the use of kueh in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to kueh and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Pax Sinica: Geopolitics and Economics of China's Ascendance
The book confronts the popular conjecture of a Pax Sinica emerging to replace Pax Americana in the wake of global financial crisis.
Y.Y. Kueh, 2012
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China's New Industrialization Strategy: Was Chairman Mao ...
Taken together, the book tells a new story about the economics of China s transition. This is a highly thought-provoking study, blending institutional and convincing statistical analysis.
Y. Y. Kueh, 2008
3
Growing Up In A Nyonya Kitchen: Singapore Recipes from my Mother
Gado Gado 138 Ginseng Chicken Soup 256 Glutinous Rice Kaolak Chang/ Savoury Glutinous Rice Dumplings with Chestnuts and Pork 183 Kueh Chang Abu/Glutinous Rice served with Sweet Sauce 186 Kueh Wajek/Steamed Glutinous Rice ...
Sharon Wee, 2012
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Chinese Heritage Cooking
Makes 28–30 pieces Although factory-produced soon kueh are readily available from supermarkets and food stalls, the satisfaction derived from making your own soon kueh is priceless. Making your own soon kueh also means you can vary ...
Christopher Tan, Amy Van, 2012
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Embedded Entrepreneurship: Market, Culture, and ...
Because of this, two young men in Kuala gandah asked Kueh to make them new blowpipes. Kueh did as he was asked, and sold them for Rm 30 each. Another man in Kuala gandah has previously bought Kueh's powerful ipoh poison, which  ...
‎2013
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Malaysia & Singapore
Served with rice noodles, kueh heng bak Hokkien chicken breast kueh lapis Peranakan rice-flour cake consisting of layers of different colours kueh pie ti Peranakan Peranakan snack served in a deep-fried flour cup and filled with steamed ...
Su-Lyn Tan, Mark Tay, 2003
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Nyonya Flavours
... kerabu tirnun 92 kiarn chai boey 54 kiarn p'ng 49 kueh bangket 119 kueh bengka ubi kayu 109 kueh bulu 119 kueh dadar 109 kueh kodok 120 kueh lapis 118 kueh lompang 118 kueh pie tee 55 kueh talam 117 kueh tartar 110 lacy pancake ...
Lim Kwee Phaik, 2002
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Black Pepper: Piper nigrum
Kueh, T.K. (1979) Pests, diseases and disorders of black pepper in Sarawak. Semongok Agricultural Research Centre, Dept of Agriculture, Sarawak, Malaysia, 68 pp. Kueh, T.K. and Khew, K.L. (1982) Survival of Phytophthora palmivora in soil ...
P. N. Ravindran, 2003
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The Labors of Sisyphus: The Economic Development of ...
Ash and Kueh, “Economic Integration,” 722–723; WJ, 13 June 1992, p. A12. 11. Ash and Kueh, “Economic Integration,” 715. 12. WJ, 16 July 1996, p. A8. 13. WJ, 26 February 1994, p. A18; 19 August 1994, p. A6. 14. Ash and Kueh, “Economic ...
Maria Hsia Chang, 1999
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China and the Asia Pacific Economy
C. H. Chai, Y. Y. Kueh, Clement Allan Tisdell. Before we consider this further, let us look at the second source of the increases of Hong Kong's share in China's external trade. This involves the accelerated increases in re-exports, both to and  ...
C. H. Chai, Y. Y. Kueh, Clement Allan Tisdell, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KUEH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term kueh is used in the context of the following news items.
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Traditional kueh pans, Food News & Top Stories - The Straits Times
Local kueh owe their timeless appeal to traditional pans. Here is a guide to those you can find at old-school kitchenware and baking supply ... «The Straits Times, Jul 15»
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Out of poverty into lap of luxury, Singapore News & Top Stories - The …
"He made kueh lapis (layered steam cake) at home to supply to stalls in the market. My mother had to look after the kids but sewed bags at ... «The Straits Times, Jul 15»
3
Singaporeans in their element - The Nation
Kueh Pie Tee resembles the traditional Thai snack kratong thong - bite-size tarts of crispy pastry filled with bean sprouts, shaved carrot, dried ... «The Nation, Jul 15»
4
Blast from the past for Tanglin-Cairnhill residents
Pioneer Generation residents also received special cakes, more commonly known as the traditional "Huat Kueh”, that were specially baked for ... «Channel News Asia, Jul 15»
5
Comedian Kumar's picks for Singapore International Festival of Arts
“I always go for the same old, like chicken rice or chee cheong fun or chwee kueh — it might not be as good as (what you get at) Tiong Bahru ... «Malay Mail Online, Jul 15»
6
Vignettes of a nation
While many designs such as The Singapore Deck and kueh tu-tu-shaped erasers may be relatively light-hearted, other works seem to probe a ... «THE BUSINESS TIMES, Jul 15»
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After Ramadan, a time for bonding and forgiveness
... during which greetings like "Selamat Hari Raya" are exchanged, and a variety of food, from ketupat to nasi briyani and kueh, is served. «The Straits Times, Jul 15»
8
Illuminating and sweet examples of local products
But the result, Star Brand Red Jaggery Sugar, has become a Singapore favourite which is often eaten with putu mayam and other local kueh. «AsiaOne, Jul 15»
9
Violet Oon and children open restaurant at National Gallery
There will also be a Singapore high tea at the restaurant, with kueh and savouries served on specially designed tiers together with scones, ... «The Straits Times, Jul 15»
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Man who tried to bring kueh, Ramly burger patties through Tuas …
Two charges were for not having a licence granted by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority to bring in the food items, which included 105 ... «Channel News Asia, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Kueh [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/kueh>. Feb 2024 ».
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