Idioms of Malay

Han-Hat

Hangat-hangat kuku Malay equivalent for luke-warm.

Setelah air yang dikacau dengan buah pala parut dan gula hangat-hangat kuku, minum sampai habis.-- perubatan tradisional untuk masalah jantung.
After the water which is stirred with grated nutmeg and sugar becomes luke-warm, drink it all.--traditional medicine for heart problems.


Hangus hati Very angry.


Hapus laut Forget about the unpleasant past.


Harga damai Price that can still be bargained.

Barangan yang dijual di kaki lima semuanya harga damai.
Goods sold along the five-foot-way can be bargained.


Harga diri Self esteem.

Masalah harga diri rendah sering dialami remaja yang tidak mendapat kasih sayang ibubapa.
Problem of low self esteem is often experienced by teenagers who are not loved by their parents.


Harga mati Fixed price.

Mana ada perisian ori yang murah? Semuanya harga mati.
Are there any cheap original softwares? All is sold at fixed price.


Harga pokok Capital money.

Jika harga jual sebiji durian ialah RM30 dan keuntungannya RM10, ini bererti harga pokoknya RM20.
If a durian is sold at RM30 and the profit is RM10, this means the capital is RM20.


Hati batu a. Stubborn.

Anak berhati batu tidak mendengar nasihat ibubapa.
Stubborn children do not heed their parents' advice.


Hati batu b. Determined and ambitious.

Remaja itu miskin namun berhati batu hendak belajar di menara gading.
That young man is poor but determined to study at a university.


Hati batu c. Inhumane.

Diktator berhati batu menyebabkan kematian ribuan rakyat yang tidak berdosa.
The cruel dictator is responsible for the death of thousands of innocent citizens.


Hati berlian A Malay equivalent of heart of gold. Berlian is diamond.

Adakah anda menghargai insan berhati berlian yang menyumbang wang dan tenaga untuk membantu mereka yang tidak bernasib baik?
Do you appreciate folks with heart of gold who contribute their money and effort to help unfortunate ones?


Hati kecil Inner feeling.

"Matilah aku ini..." detik hati kecil seorang anggota polis apabila payung terjunnya terbelit dengan seorang penerjun lain pada kedudukan 700m dari permukaan tanah.
"That's the end of me..." a police said in her heart when her parachute got entangled with another parachuter at a height of 700m above the ground.


Hati nurani a. Nurani is illuminated, a heart that is enlightened by God. Conscience.

Hati nurani orang yang beriman itu timbul kesedaran untuk menolak rasuah.
Conscience of that faithful person tells him to refuse bribery.


Hati nurani b. Deep feelings.


Hati sanubari Sanubari is inner feelings. Similar to hati kecil.


Hati tawajuh Tawajuh is devoted. A heart that is devoted to God.


Hati terbuka An open, sincere heart.

Calon yang tewas dalam pilihanraya menerima kekalahan dengan hati terbuka.
The candidate who was defeated in the election accepted his defeat sincerely.


Hati tungau Mite found commonly on the bodies of chicken and monkeys. A Malay language saying " mati ayam mati tungaunya", literally the chicken dies, the chicken mites also die meaning when a leader suffers, so do his subordinates makes me think this should be the heart of a chicken mite. A person whose heart is as small as a mite is a coward.


Hati waja Heart of steel, does not easily give up.

Mogok Utusan Melayu membuatkan Sasterawan Negara Usman Awang tersingkir dari akhbar tersebut...tetapi beliau terus berhati waja, membesar dan berpengaruh melalui karyanya puisi "Mogok Utusan".
The Utusan Melayu strike caused National Laureate Usman Awang to be expelled from the paper...but he was resolute, kept growing and exerting influence through his poem " Mogok Utusan".


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