Berfikiran Lembap

English translation: Dim-witted

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Malay term or phrase:Berfikiran Lembap
English translation:Dim-witted
Entered by: Patricia Dillon

12:04 Oct 17, 2007
Malay to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general) / Questionnaire on health state of patient
Malay term or phrase: Berfikiran Lembap
I'm working on a back translation; it started off in English, I have been given the Malay translation only and I'm translating that into English, so that the client can double check that the Malay translation was done correctly.

The document is a questionnaire asking a patient to describe their health state. One of the options they have to pick is "Berfikiran Lembap/Cerdas" - I understand Berfikiran Cerdas as in Clear Thinking but have never come across Berfikiran Lembap... All I'm finding for Lembap are references to humidity/moisture/...

Can anyone shine some light on this please?

Thanks loads!

Patricia
Patricia Dillon
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:54
Dim-witted
Explanation:
'lembap' means 'slow' when it refers to thinking or even movements. 'berfikiran lembap' simply means dull-witted, stupid, low IQ, unintelligent, slow thinker/learner.

'cerdas' is not really 'clear in thinking' but rather, it means quick-witted, clever, high IQ, intelligent, fast thinker/learner.
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Ramona Ali
Local time: 18:54
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Thank you so much for your clear explanation!!
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Dim-witted


Explanation:
'lembap' means 'slow' when it refers to thinking or even movements. 'berfikiran lembap' simply means dull-witted, stupid, low IQ, unintelligent, slow thinker/learner.

'cerdas' is not really 'clear in thinking' but rather, it means quick-witted, clever, high IQ, intelligent, fast thinker/learner.

Ramona Ali
Local time: 18:54
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Thank you so much for your clear explanation!!

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