More idioms and miscellaneous

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Re: More idioms and miscellaneous

Post by taabarang » Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:40 pm

For sure Peck, they have more local neologisms than the average English speaker can deal with. They are an imaginative lot and have many languages to steal from.
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Re: More idioms and miscellaneous

Post by Samouth » Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:25 pm

taabarang wrote:Welcome to free lessons.
បើសិនធ្វើចេះ ចេះឲ្យគេកោត បើសិនធ្វើឆោត ឆោតឲ្យគេអាណិត។

If you know a lot, know enough to make them respect you, if you are stupid, be stupid enough so they can pity you.
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Re: More idioms and miscellaneous

Post by Otis » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:42 pm

One my gf used in frustration with her sister [who is her roommate] continuing to clog the bathroom drain with her hair and not cleaning it out after repeated remonstrations:

Kadooie rung - stubborn

Another one that I made up and has come into use between us, meaning stupid

kababi trai morp - "dead fish head"
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