Sunday, 27 February 2011

MaRi KiTa BeLajaR PeRiBaHaSa InGGeRiS( Siri 1)

1.   Act in haste, repent at leisure.
   ~ It is not a wise decision to do something in a hurry for you may repent later.
   ~ Sesal dahulu pendapatan, sesal kemudian tidak berguna.

2.  A chip off the old block.
   ~ A person (usually a male) who behaves in the same way as his father or resembles his father.
   ~ Bapak Borek anak rintik.

3.  Better an ugly face than an ugly mind.
   ~ It is alright if we look unpleasant to others as long as we are mentally and morally alright.
   ~ Biar buruk dimata, jangan buruk dihati.

4.  Caught in the crossfire.
  ~ Caught between two fighting people or group.
  ~ Gajah sama gajah berjuang, pelanduk mati di tengah-tengah.

5.  Castle in the air/ castles in Spain.
  ~ Daydreaming; plan and hopes that are unlikely to be realized.
  ~ Angan-angan Mat Jenin.

6.  No pain, no gain. / No sweat , no sweet.
  ~ One has to face all the difficulties before success. Nothing can be accomplished without effort.
  ~ Kalau tak dipecahkan ruyung, manakan dapat sagunya/ tiada kejayaan tanpa kesukaran/ 
     berakit-rakit kehulu, berenang-renang ke tepian; bersakit2 dahulu, bersenang-senang kemudian.

7.  No one knows where the shoe pinches, but he who wears it.
  ~ If you are in the wrong, you should know your mistakes.
  ~Siapa yang makan cili, dialah yang merasa pedas.

8.  Still waters run deep
  ~ A person whose real feeling, ideas,etc. are not openly displayed.
  ~ Air yang tenang jangan disangka tiada buaya.

9.  The damage is done
  ~ Something already spoiled and cannot be repaired.
  ~ Nasi sudah menjadi bubur.

10. Tied to the apron strings.
  ~ Under someone's control.
  ~Duduk di bawah ketiak orang.
                                                                                 source: PTS Professional