Friday, January 28, 2011

Idiom: Lah asou mueng amou

12:46 AM

Barking at Mouille Point

Lah asou muéng amou

*Contribution from our reader:


Lah asou mueng amou, ikui kiwa kiwed,bebak kiya kaong
Meaning: like a dog seeing a ghost, the tail wiggles cowardly,the mouth barking empty



pronounciation: lah A-sow mu-éng A-mow
literally means: like a dog greets a ghost (spirits)
Malay: seperti anjing menegur hantu (makhluk halus)

Actual meaning: all talk no action

Malay: Becakap besar tapi tidak berbuat apa-apa


Explaination:
lah means " Like "
Asou means dog
muéng is a verb: to greet ( menegur)

It is believed that when a dog barks, it actualy is trying to greet spirits ( in this case an amou). The barking is very loud and fruitless. Here the "all talk " is the barking and the ghost ( spirits) represents "nothingness" and whole thing apparently seems fruitless.


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3 comments:

  1. terimak kasih.. idak pkataan yg akew blaje kman blog itew.. akew akan cubak praktik.. lelah tan akew slalu angai a mperlekehkan asal usul keMELANAUan akew huhuhu

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  2. hehehe. selamat belejer :) sama2 lah tua belajer telabau a dana sabei XD

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  3. Diyak angai usaha nou itou.

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