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Sunday, December 29, 2019

Eastern Parlance

Untranslatable words in Asian languages like Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Thai, Chinese, Tagalog, Malay, Indonesian

Happy new year!


  1. FYI, muak is also an Indonesian word which means fed up, sick of and also the aforementioned definition.

    Aku muak dengan situasi ini! (I'm fed up with this stiuation!)
    Kamu muak sama kelakuan dia, ya? (You're sick with of atitude, aren't you?)
    Kita sudah muak makan kue ini. (We're tired of eating this cake (the word enek fits more appropriately))

  2. What are the phonetics for these words?

    1. They're written underneath! The bottom row words are pronounced more or less the way they're written.