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.

Kala Idiom

시모휴 마악 하저
simohue ma’ak hatse
/ʃiːmoɦʷɛ maːʔak haːt͡ʃɛ/
hole-LOC without ladder
In a hole without a ladder. = Up a creek without a paddle.

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

Kala Idiom

나여 가마휴 거 뱌사 오지
naye kamahue ke pyasa osti
/naːje kamaːhʷɛ kɛ pʲaːʃa oːt͡ʃi/
during city-LOC O custom comply
When you enter a village, follow the local customs. = When in Rome, do as the Romans do

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

Kala Idiom

야라조 마 거우
yalatso ma keua
/jalaːt͡ʃo ma kɛːwa/
walk-half and abandon
to give up halfway; leave something unfinished = 半途而废 (bàn tú ér fèi): means to walk half the road and give up. You use it when start doing something, only to quit in the middle.

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

Kala Idiom

인다 더리 거 아노 냐 움버
inta teli ke ano nya uampe
/ɪːⁿta tɛːli kɛ aːno ɲa waːᵐpe/
even donkey O repeat for perfect
Repetition can teach even a donkey. = التكرار يعلّم الحمار. (it-tikraar yi3allim il-humaar) = Practice makes perfect.

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

Kala Idiom

규 고리 미다요
kue koli mitayo
/kʷe koːli mitaːjo/
as tail dog-GEN
As a dog’s tail = “of course / it’s obvious”

This phrase would be useful if someone doubts what is being said, seen, or given to them.

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

Kala Idiom

나 규 오조 이냐
na kue otso inya
/na kʷɛ oːt͡ʃo iːɲa/
1s as wolf hunger
I hunger like a wolf. = I’m starving/very hungry

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