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Selasa, 2 Disember 2014

Pujian Datuk Bandar London dan English Translation Table

“Saya kagum dengan Kuala Lumpur. Ia cantik dan sebuah bandar hijau. Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur membawa saya melawat sekitar Kuala Lumpur dan visi beliau begitu menarik.

“Saya suka perancangan mewujudkan sebuah taman di tepi sungai. Ia satu idea yang hebat dan saya yakin ia akan menjadi terkenal,” katanya ringkas kepada pemberita.

Beliau menyifatkan reka bentuk bangunan di ibu kota boleh dicontohi untuk dilaksanakan di London.

When the mayor of London priased KL transportation system ..... I think , this is what he really mean .....

The table sheds light on just how difficult it can be for a foreigner to understand what the British really mean when they're speaking – especially for those take every word at face value.
Phrases that prove the trickiest to decipher include 'you must come for dinner', which foreigners tend to take as a direct invitation, but is actually said out of politeness by many Britons and often does not result in an invite.
The table also reveals that when a person from Britain begins a sentence "with the greatest respect ...', they actually mean 'I think you are an idiot'.
I hear what you say I disagree and do not want to discuss it further He accepts my point of view 
With the greatest respect You are an idiot He is listening to me 
That's not bad That's good That's poor 
That is a very brave proposal You are insane He thinks I have courage 
Quite good A bit disappointing Quite good 
I would suggest Do it or be prepared to justify yourself Think about the idea, but do what you like 
Oh, incidentally/ by the way The primary purpose of our discussion is That is not very important 
I was a bit disappointed that I am annoyed that It doesn't really matter 
Very interesting That is clearly nonsense They are impressed 
I'll bear it in mind I've forgotten it already They will probably do it 
I'm sure it's my fault It's your fault Why do they think it was their fault? 
You must come for dinner It's not an invitation, I'm just being polite I will get an invitation soon 
I almost agree I don't agree at all He's not far from agreement 
I only have a few minor comments Please rewrite completely He has found a few typos 
Could we consider some other options I don't like your idea They have not yet decided 
The table points out that when Britons say 'I'm sure it's my fault', it actually means 'it's your fault'.

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