KudoZ home » Malay to English » Other

sapi bodo

English translation: stupid cow

Advertisement

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
GLOSSARY ENTRY (DERIVED FROM QUESTION BELOW)
Malay term or phrase:sapi bodoh
English translation:stupid cow
Entered by: Chris Rowson
Options:
- Contribute to this entry
- Include in personal glossary

11:47 Jan 18, 2003
Malay to English translations [Non-PRO]
Malay term or phrase: sapi bodo
I think this term is an indonesian expression. I was told it means "stupid cow" but when I used it around another Indonesian person he laughed and said I was the butt of a joke.

I am merely curious to know what this actually means, whether the first or second Indonesian was lying to me.
David Alley
stupid cow
Explanation:
Yes, stupid cow is what it means. Sapi = cow, bodoh (with h) = stupid. But it´s not so a standard phrase, as in England at least where the two words are often liinked as an insult.
Selected response from:

Chris Rowson
Local time: 19:46
Grading comment
thank you for that
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

Advertisement


Summary of answers provided
5stupid cow
Chris Rowson


  

Answers


47 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
stupid cow


Explanation:
Yes, stupid cow is what it means. Sapi = cow, bodoh (with h) = stupid. But it´s not so a standard phrase, as in England at least where the two words are often liinked as an insult.

Chris Rowson
Local time: 19:46
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 15
Grading comment
thank you for that
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)




Return to KudoZ list


KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.



See also:



Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search