Friday, January 28, 2011

Idiom: Belipan gak tagak a kek den,naga gak tagak adep nda bei den

12:45 AM

Scolopendra heros (giant desert centipede)

belipan gak tagak a kek den,naga gak tagak adep nda bei den

pronounciation: be-li-pan gak ta-gak a kek den,na-ga gak ta-gak a-dep nda bei den
literally means: one can see a centipede under other people's ladder, but cannot see a dragon under one's ladder.
Malay: Lipan ditangga orang nampak, naga ditangga sendiri tidak nampak

Actual meaning: to be able only to spot other people's mistake but not own mistake

Malay: Kesalahan orang lain sahaja yang nampak tetapi bukan kesalahan sendiri



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