#EngTrivia: Expressions in English and Their Indonesian Counterparts

Hello, everyone! Good evening! How was your day so far?

On learning language, I feel like I have to understand what a word or phrase means before being able to use it. Do you also feel the same?

When watching a movie or listening to a song, sometimes there are English word that we cannot just completely translate to our mother language.

For example, I had to Google what ‘Kudos’ means to explain it to my cousin when she heard in a movie and she thought it was ‘kiddos’.

So, tonight’s session will be on certain phrases or expressions in English and what they mean, as well as their Indonesian counterparts.

  1. Let’s start with ‘kudos’ that I mentioned earlier. It’s another way of saying ‘You’re great!’
    In Indonesian, it’s ‘Wah, hebat!’
    Example:
    “Mom, I just won the spelling bee!” | “Kudos, kiddo!” #EngTrivia
  2. ‘Ditto’, meaning ‘I agree with you’.
    Indonesian: ‘Baru mau bilang gitu’.
    Example:
    “I think we need more people in our studying group.” | “Ditto.” #EngTrivia
  3. ‘Not so/too fast’, used to stop what somebody’s doing, to slow down somebody when speaking or making a move, or to tell somebody not to be too eager to do something.
    Indonesian: ‘Eh, entar dulu!’
    Example:
    “Dad, I’m hanging out with my friends.” | “Not so fast. Did you finish your homework?” #EngTrivia
  4. ‘I’m a sucker for…’ means ‘I really like…’
    Indonesian: ‘Aku suka banget…’
    Example:
    “I’m a sucker for sci-fi movies, the likes of Star Wars, Avatar, Interstellar, and so on.” #EngTrivia
  5. ‘That’s putting me off’ is another way to say ‘That makes me lose my interest.’
    Indonesian: ‘Jadi ilfeel’.
    Example:
    “The way this candidate talks about war really puts me off.” #EngTrivia
  6. ‘Doing something for sports’ means doing it only for amusement.
    Indonesian: ‘Ya, seneng aja gitu’.
    Example:
    “Be careful with that teacher. He likes giving impromptu tests for sports.” #EngTrivia
  7. ‘Touché!’, meaning ‘You’ve got a point!’
    Indonesian: ‘Nah, itu!’
    Example:
    “Just because he stutters, doesn’t mean we should not listen to what he has to say.” | “Touché!” #EngTrivia
  8. ‘Send one’s regards’, meaning ‘send someone’s greetings to somebody else’.
    Indonesian: ‘Titip salam.’
    Example:
    “The Lannisters send their regards.” #EngTrivia

 

Alright, fellas, those are some English expressions with their Indonesian counterparts. Any questions or comments, just tweet us.

Please remember, fellas, using the expressions I just tweeted doesn’t mean what you’ve been using is incorrect. The expressions help to add some ‘spices’ to your daily conversations.

Thank you for being with me, fellas! Today’s #EngTrivia is a wrap! Check out our site http://www.englishtips4u.com for other interesting topics.

 

Compiled by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, 3 October, 2016. 

One response to “#EngTrivia: Expressions in English and Their Indonesian Counterparts

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