Singlish word: Har
Usage #1: Har?
Used in a tone as in asking a question in response to someone when you did not catch what he/she said. Aka “What did you say?”
In the video, Elyn was focused on shopping and did not notice Jess (behind the camera) asking her a question. When she heard someone talking to her but did not catch what Jess said, she responded “Har?”
Usage #2: Har……
Used in a dreaded tone in response to something that is not favourable to you. Aka, “Do I have to do this?” or “Oh man…”
In the video, Elyn was offered a drink and she was told to finish it, which she didn’t want to. Her response was a dragged “Har.”
Usage #3: Har?!
Used in an exclamatory tone in disbelief. Aka “Are you sure?” or “That can’t be true!”
In the video, Jess told Johnson that he had to wait 40 minutes for a turn at archery, to which he exclaimed “Har?!” aka “What?!”