Friday, January 28, 2011

Idiom: Pinyéang Nyawa

12:50 AM

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Pinyéang Nyawa

literally means: to search for Life
Malay: Mencari nyawa

Actual meaning: to intentionally engage in dangerous and lethal activities

Malay: sengaja mencari bahaya atau mencari nahas

This figure of speech may sound positive but actually it brings a very negative connotation.

Kak taban suis Lampu yen. Tujok nou basak. Bak Pinyéang Nyawa ka!
Do not touch the Lamp switch with your wet fingers (here means wet hand). Do you want to search for life! ( Do you want to get electrocuted!)

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