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Simpulan Bahasa Hi-Hu

Hilir mudik Hilir is downstream, mudik is to go upstream. An easy to learn Bahasa Malaysia idiom to denote walking here and there.

Kami hilir mudik di kawasan membeli-belah itu sementara menunggu rakan-rakan berbelanja.
We walk here and there in the mall while waiting for the other friends doing shopping.


Hina budi Disgraceful character.

Buah langsat ranum sekata
buah padi kuning-kuningan
Hina jasad bukan dipinta
hina budi minta jauhkan

Nukilan : Mahatdir A.H


Evenly overripe langsat,
Yellow paddy grain,
Lowliness of the body is not asked for,
Lowliness of the character please abstain.

Quote : Mahatdir A.H


Hisap benak To suck the bone marrow. Taking too much interest from other people. Hisap darah is the more popular synonym.


Hisap darah To suck blood. That's what we call loan sharks.

Harga barang naik, hisap darah Malaysia.
Escalating prices of commodities is draining too much money from Malaysians.


Hisap jari Disappointed.


Hujan halau mentua Rain that gets the in-laws to leave. Rain that lasts for a short while.


Hujung pangkal Hujung is the end, pangkal is the origin. Making out the "head and tail" of a story.

Menteri Pembangunan Luar Bandar masih tidak tahu hujung pangkal kes penipuan projek program pembangunan rakyat termiskin.
The Rural Development Minister is still in the dark about a scam involving a development programme for the chronically poor.


hisap jari, pouting boy




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