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Malaysian Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

Malaysian Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

Malaysian Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

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“If you are too shy to ask, you might lose your way.”
– Malaysian Proverb

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“One can pay back the loan of gold, but one lies forever in debt to those who are kind.”
– Malaysian Proverb

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“The body pays for a slip of the foot, and gold pays for a slip of the tongue.”
– Malaysian Proverb

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“The deep-sea can be fathomed, but who knows the hearts of men?”
– Malaysian Proverb

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“Do not measure another man’s coat on your body.”
– Malaysian Proverb

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“You don’t need to teach a young crocodile to swim.”
– Malaysian Proverb

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“To truly love your wife, leave her alone every once in a while.”
– Malaysian Proverb

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“The junk capsizes, and the shark has its bellyful.”
– Malaysian Proverb

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“If you plant grass, you won’t get rice.”
– Malaysian Proverb

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“It is better to suffer in the beginning for the pleasure that comes later.”
– Malaysian Proverb

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“To bend a bamboo, start when it is a shoot.”
– Malaysian Proverb

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“When you go away, the conversation changes.”
– Malaysian Proverb

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“The existence of the sea means the existence of pirates.”
– Malaysian Proverb

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“He who has learned how to steal must learn how to hang.”
– Malaysian Proverb

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“An ox with long horns, even if he does not butt, will be accused of butting.”
– Malaysian Proverb

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“The sky may seem near, but you cannot touch it.”
– Malaysian Proverb

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Malaysian Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

 

Malaysian Expressions and Sayings

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“Where there is sugar, there are bound to be ants.”
– Malaysian Expression

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“Where there are no eagles, the grasshopper will say I am an eagle.”
– Malaysian Expression

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“The poison loses its sting after a while.”
– Malaysian Expression

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“Fear to let fall a drop, and you will spill a lot..”
– Malaysian Expression

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“Prepare the umbrella before it rains.”
– Malaysian Expression

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“When two great powers fight, the small and powerless will fall victim.”
– Malaysian Expression

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“To depend on a stranger, blindness in both eyes.”
– Malaysian Expression

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“The snake that crawls among the roots would not lose its venom.”
– Malaysian Expression

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“Where there’s a carcass, there will be vultures.”
– Malaysian Expression

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Malaysian Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

Malay Proverbs

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“If you have, give; if you lack, seek.”
– Malay Proverb

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“Though a tree grows ever so high, the falling leaves return to its roots.”
– Malay Proverb

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“Anything with scales counts as fish.”
– Malay Proverb

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“A frog beneath a coconut shell believes there is no other world.”
– Malay Proverb

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“Wherever there is a field, there are grasshoppers.”
– Malay Proverb

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“Don’t use an axe to embroider.”
– Malay Proverb

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“Sun for a year is wiped out by rain for a day.”
– Malay Proverb

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“If you chop water, it won’t separate.”
– Malay Proverb

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“An unasked excuse infers transgression.”
– Malay Proverb

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“The more sorrow one encounters, the more joy one can contain.”
– Malay Proverb

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Lesson From Malay Proverbs

Malaysia

  • Country:                         Malaysia
  • Capital:                           Kuala Lumpur
  • Official language:           Malaysian
  • Demonym:                     Malaysian
  • Independence:              1957
  • Population:                    32 million

Malaysian language

The Malaysian language is the name regularly applied to the Malay language used in Malaysia. The official language of Malaysia is Malay, but the government sometimes refers to it as Malaysian.

Standard Malaysian is spoken by much of the Malaysian population, although most learn a vernacular form of Malay or another native language.

The Malaysian language script is prescribed by law as the Latin alphabet, known in Malay as Rumi, provided that the Arabic alphabet called Jawi (or Malay script) is not proscribed for that purpose.

Rumi is the official script, while efforts are being undertaken to preserve Jawi script and revive its use in Malaysia.

The Malaysian language has most of its borrowings absorbed from Sanskrit, Tamil, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Dutch, Sinitic languages, Arabic, and English.

Indonesian has also influenced modern Malaysian Malay through Indonesian dramas, soap operas, and music.

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“To bend a bamboo, start when it is a shoot.”
– Malaysian Proverb

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