language matters

Published July 26, 2010 by crystalights

 

“like” means:

1.suka.

2.seperti/seakan.

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there is always more than 1 meaning to 1 word.

the trick is always finding the right one to use.

so,

if it is: “46 people like this (song)”,

then shouldn’t it be: “46 orang suka (lagu) ini”?

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why is it: “46 orang seperti ini”?

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there is even a thumbs-up sign at the side, which means “like” as in “love/fond of/fancy”.

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that is why

i don’t understand why

why the little things in simple forms of language that people can already understand is translated again into another language but with very little understanding?

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although it is a language that some people are comfortable with throughout their lives it does not mean that everything has to be turned into that one language.

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if you can already understand it in english then why would you want to read it in bahasa malaysia?

if i can read Adibah Amin’s “Di-ruang Mu aku di sini” in bahasa malaysia then why would i want to read “Exile” in english?

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it’s the same thing.

the same book.

“Exile” is the english version of “Di-ruang Mu aku di sini”.

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see?

If I could I would have read “The Alchemist” in its original language (spanish), but i don’t know spanish so i couldn’t.

i can only read and understand the english version of the book.

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the point is that whatever original language it is in as long as you can read and understand it then why not try and read it and truly appreciate it in its original form?

simple things like “log in” and “log out” is it necessary for it to be converted to your language version of “daftar masuk” and “daftar keluar”?

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if people only use the language that they’re comfortable in all the time then when will we ever learn?

kalau kita hanye gunekan bahase yg kita rase selesa setiap mase sampai bile baru kita blajar?

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why not let yourself become accustomed to a different language through simple applications like logging in to your favourite website, or checking your e-mails, or listen to foreign music once in a while.

why not?

the least you can do is try.

start with something small.

no one is too old to learn.

i believe it’s the attitude, not just the results.

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walau apa pun, bukan ke berusaha itu lebih baik dari tak mencuba langsung?

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