List of Sayings on Difficult Situations

A thief climbs up Ben's rambutan tree. Ben sends out his dog to teach the thief a lesson.


"Ceh, I am already on the tree. You wait down there while I eat rambutan, stupid dog!" taunts the thief.


Unexpectedly, a snake emerges.


The commotion between the thief and the dog's yelping wake up the snake from its sweet slumber. The snake hisses angrily.


"Oh dear, now I am in a dilemma!" sighs the thief.

Which saying or pepatah below is used to illustrate the above situation?




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List of Sayings on Difficult SituationsSenarai Pepatah Tentang Kesusahan


Swallowing causes death of mother, spitting causes death of father. Ditelan mati emak, diluahkan mati bapa.
Difficult to choose because both choices are equally important.Susah memilih kerana kedua-dua pilihan sama penting.


Elephant fights with elephant, mouse-deer dies in the middle.Gajah sama gajah berjuang, pelanduk mati di tengah-tengah.
When powerful people fights, the common people suffer.Orang besar-besar berselisih, rakyat yang menderita.


Thunder doesn't sound out its arrival, disaster cannot be sniffed out.Guruh tak berbunyi, malang tak berbau.
It's not possible to know when disaster strikes.Kemalangan berlaku tanpa diketahui terlebih dahulu.


Putting hope in the fence, the fence eats the paddy.Harapkan pagar, pagar makan padi.
Trusting a person who betrays you.Percaya akan orang yang mengkhianati kita.


One who loses becomes ash, one who wins becomes charcoal.Kalah jadi abu, menang jadi arang.
Both rivals suffer loses regardless of who wins or who loses. Both badly burnt. Kedua-dua pihak yang berkelahi sama-sama menanggung kerugian tidak kira siapa yang menang atau siapa yang kalah. Kedua-duanya hangus. :-)


No matter how good a squirrel is at jumping around trees, in the end it will fall to the ground.Sepandai-pandai tupai melompat, akhirnya jatuh ke tanah juga.
A smart person will make a mistake once in a while. If this is a person who is good at committing crime, one mistake can bring unending troubles.Orang yang pandai akan melakukan kesalahan sesekali. Kalau orang itu pandai melakukan jenayah, sekali jatuh pun cukuplah susah.




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