Just a small in-joke for my Khmer speaking homies

The falling price of barang
The falling price of the barang, Kota Bharu, Malaysia

Just guessing from the context, “barang” in bahasa Malaysia means something like “piece”.

2 Comments Just a small in-joke for my Khmer speaking homies

  1. Kelantanese

    I was guiding a Hungarian at an airport check in counter, when he suddenly popped out ,

    ” What is B-A-R-A-N-G ? ”

    while pointing his finger to a signboard bearing instructions on luggage weight limit and stuff.

    I said to him, BARANG generally means ” stuff ” or ” thing ” or ” item ” in Malay, and the word on the signboard specifically refers to the passengers’ luggage.

    He said that in his native language, Hungarian ( Magyar ), BARANG means ” to speak nonsense ” or ” to speak jokingly ” !

    We both laughed.

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