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Wind of Change

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Bahasa Sabah

Urang bilang, kaurang gerenti urang Sabah kalau kau pandai bikin semua ini.

a) U can also overtake a car from the left hand side of the road.

b) U can also overtake a car in the round-about from the left hand side.

c) U can also stop your car anytime anywhere to talk to a friend or pickup a passenger.

d) Proton cars are the official "Kereta Sapu" and their schedule parking lots are the licensed Taxi parking lots.

e) While animals such as dogs, cats, rats, cows, buffalos etc run to cross the road or at least wait or clearence, human beings just walk slowly across the road without looking thinking that they are brave, accident proof or made of steel.

f) When U ask the distance from a kampung folk who tells U "Tidak Jauh", be prepare for at least 20 kms and more.

g) During rainy seasons, your tap is usually dry because the government has no money to pay the turnkey contractor.

h) U can see "local" foreigners with blue IC, making big money as contractors, shopowners, own lands and driving Ninja King.

i) U can see road signs stolen or modified.

j) It is ok to encroach into somebody's land, and U can demand for compensation from the legal owner if asked to evacuate.

Haro poh gia ..........................................

1) You drive at right lane of the road, with a speed of only 50 KM/H. If people horn behind you, you still don't know what's wrong.

2) You have the luxury of working from 8 AM to 5 PM (get off work punctually).

3) You don't believe that there is any "clean" politician in Sabah.

4) You feel "obligated" to reach the top of Mount Kinabalu at least once in a lifetime.

5) You prefer a big car than a big house (probably you can't drive a big house around to show off).

6) You wear slipper and short wherever you go, even in city.

7) You still think that Labuan belongs to Sabah.

8) You will not go to any FREE seminar / function that has no food or refreshment.

9) You don't care about service. You just want things cheap, cheap, cheap.

10) You know where to get your candles and torch light quickly in the total darkness (due to training by frequent blackout).

11) You know what "aramaitiee" means...

12) You shout "referee bodoh" and at the same time throw mineral water bottles on the pitch during a football match at Likas Stadium..

13) Your Timorese maid ran away with her lover, taking your money or jewellery along..

14) You doubt someone's mykad whether it is real or fake..

15) Your favourite assemblyman whom you vote and supported all this while... gambled away and lost a whopping 60 million ringgit in a London casino..

16) You go inside a karaoke at 12 pm and realise that the place is still open at 5 am...

17) You come across a supposedly local person but with a very foreign accent..

18) You cannot vote in an election because someone has voted on behalf of you...

19) You own a bakakuk tambah....


Gerenti urang Sabah, if u say and understand these words....

1) Tuuuna / saaaana - points with the lips - (there-at a distance)

2) limpas (to pass/walk by - Maaf, saya limpas dulu? Excuse me, can I passby?

3) palui (stupid, duh! )

4) tapuk (to hide )

5) bida (ugly)

6) bubut (as in proper malay- "kejar", to chase)

7) sakai (ignorant, uncivilized, "hoosier")

8) andang-andang (that's how it is)

9) sapak (kasi campur/gaul -- utk masakan-to mix as in cooking)

10) inda/indada/tia (short form of "tidak" - not, no)

11) wicin (another brand of msg as in "aji-no- moto" - a seasoning or food enhancer)

12) talampau (proper malay - "terlampau"- too much)

13) takajut (proper malay - "terkejut" - shocked, startled)

14) siaurang (proper malay -"kami"/ "saya-orang" - us, we)

15) ngam-ngam (proper malay "kebetulan" - exact, at that time)

16) mangkali (proper malay "barangkali" - maybe, perhaps)

17) kamarin (proper malay "kelmarin" - yesterday)

18) kanapa (proper malay "kenapa" - why)

19) gia (__expression - "is it?")

20) bah (__expression - "ok!")

21) ah? (question, "Apa?" What?)


22) kici/kicil (proper malay "kecil" - small)

23) basar (proper malay "besar" - big, huge)

24) siok (__expression/description, proper malay "seronok" - enjoyable,great, etc-)

25) urang ("orang" - people; sometimes used "diaurang" "kamurang" "kitaurang"- them, they)

26) karing ("kering" - dry)

27) umban ("humban, lempar" - throw)

28) kana ("kena"- got ie--"kena umban" --got thrown)

29) padih ("pedih" - as in "Mata saya padih/pedih!" - My eyes stings, painful)

30) numbur ("nombor" - number)

31) gali ("geli" as in squeemish about something, or "gali"--gali lubang - as Dig a hole.)

32) dorang ("dia orang/diurang" - them, they - Dorang pigi tamu. They went to the market.)

33) panat ("penat" - tired)

34) katawa ("ketawa" - laugh, laughing)

35) lanjang (a.k.a. "periuk /belanga " - pots/pans)

36) putung ("potong" - cut, slice)

37) Buduh ("bodoh" - stupid)

38) tongo/bongo ("stupido" - same as above )

39) kabaru-baruan ("kebaru-baruan"- new to something)

40) giuk (proper malay "ulat"- worm)

41) sisip - to squeeze

42) Sikui (Tembikai - watermelon)

43) Santut (Underwear)

44) celana/salana (Seluar) gipit (to grip...)

45) kanapatan/kadapatan (caught red handed.. or as the malays in kl say..'kantoi')

46) kebangkalan (choked while eating.. proper malay = 'tersedak')

47) ketulahan (bad karma)

48) bahai (plastic bag)

49) uinnaaa! (used to express various feelings, mostly when surprised..)

50) ging (derived from the word gang.. means kawan/member)

51) Tontolou = Mr. Willie

52) Pantat = Butt<---tp di semenanjung,lain tuh kan? eee... ya ba pula..Di sabah .. belakang .. tapi di semenanjung di Depan pulak .. silap .. LOL

53) Cula = Coke or Coca-cola...lol

54) Torrrrrbaik = The Best...lol

55) Bikin panas = feeling angry...HHAH - HOt kununlah..

56) Tembirang = Don't lie.. (eg. Jangan kau tembirang)

57) Sabak ---- means baru ko tau... in english = I TOLD U...

58) Kotoh ---- Means as same like Sabak...

59) Lakas = Lekas/Cepat (Faster)

60) Bobot = Vagina

61) Balabak = Scrotum

62) Kalatiak = Ketiak (Armpit)

63) Duiiii dogo! = My goodness!! / Oh my!!

64) Seluar Katak - underwear

65) siring siring - side / on the side

66) taapun - a phrase used when unable to get the things desired

67) Tuduh - a gesture to touch the food offered but you politely decline.

68) palis palis - touch wood

69) tachut - our version of touch wood

70) gostan - reverse

71) gohed - forward

72) ayuk - swinging movement of the arm in the marble game. can also mean to masturbate

73) taiih - shit / feaces / or just a curse word

74) kogutan - hangover

75) Sepuluh Tiga (10-3) - RM10 for three cans of beer (well in those days lah)

76) Muhau (Mulau) - crazy

77) takana - hit (BM is terkena)

78) tekuis - same like like takana

79) kapayas / tapayas - papaya

80) api api - kota kinabalu

81) (sia) bilang - said

82) skijap - soon / in a short while / later

83) tinguk - (tengok) to look

84) hari satu - monday

85) hari dua - tuesday

86) hari tiga - wednesday

87) hari ampat - thursday

88) hari lima - friday

89) hari anam - saturday

90) SOT - crazy (like me)

91) thai lingong - worse than buduh

92) karan – electricity

93) Lusir – run

94) Main roundess – a kind of baseball or cricket game

95) Bananang –Swim

96) Lampung – light bulb

97) Babal – idiot

98) Alun-alun – road

99) Sikul – school

100) Umbak - Wave

101) Aramaitee(latest additon) – direct translation – huge gathering (localized meaning – drinlking session

102) Lugai lugai (sia nampak si anu lugai lugai di balai raya sana).... aimless or directionless

103 tiru - kalu pasal main billiad, si anu bukan main lagi tiru.....very sharp

last last suba kaurang tarai... kalau ngam, gerenti lah tu ...

Sumua ni tiakana ajar di sikul .

Though I can say, with Malaysianisationm the above masam suda mau ilang suda...

Sources : Compilation From Various Sources

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