Kala Idiom

빈단 가라 마 즈믄 야라
pintan kala ma tsumun yala
/piːⁿtan kaːla ma t͡suːmun yaːla/
discreet-ADV speak and cautious-ADV walk
Speak discreetly and walk carefully. ~谨言慎行 = be discreet in word and deed

Over the next few months I plan on exploring idioms on this page and how to express them (or, how I would) in Kala.

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Kala Idiom

나 거 모지 다오 비다 요하
na ke motsi ta’o pita yoha
/na kɛ moːt͡ʃi taːʔo piːta joːha/
1s O sack two empty have
I’ve got two empty sacks. = To not own a thing in the world. / To not have a thing to one’s name.

Over the next few months I plan on exploring idioms on this page and how to express them (or, how I would) in Kala.

Kala Idiom

조 거 야가 자미부
tso ke yaka tsamipua
/t͡ʃoː kɛ jaːka t͡samɪːpʷa/
already O leg pluck.off-PFV
The leg’s already been plucked off. = The worst has already happened (or been done). Nothing else can be done to correct this.

Over the next few months I plan on exploring idioms on this page and how to express them (or, how I would) in Kala.

Kala idiom

타 버다휵
tla petahuek
/t͡ɬa pɛtaːɦʷek/
4s map-LOC-NEG
It’s not on the map. = it’s the middle of nowhere

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Kala Idiom

하 거 미라구 으냐
ha ke milakua unya
/ha kɛ milaːkʷa uːɲa/
3s O word-INCL know
She knows all the words. = to talk someone’s ear off < someone who is verbose, talkative

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Kala Idiom

타마 우지 뉴시
tlama uatsi nuesi
/t͡ɬaːma waːt͡ʃi nʷɛːʃi/
sometime fish drown
Occasionally, even fish drown. = even experts get it wrong

Over the next few months I plan on exploring idioms on this page and how to express them (or, how I would) in Kala.

Kala Idiom

아냠 하요 어냠버
anyam hayo enyampe
/aːɲam haːjo eɲaːᵐpe/
eye-PL 3s.GEN reflect-LIM
His/Her eyes only reflect. = He/she is conceited.

This would be said for anyone that may be egoistic, conceited, vain, or selfish.

Over the next few weeks I plan on exploring idioms on this page and how to express them (or, how I would) in Kala.