Matakon

mtekon/
  • to ask someone about something.
Media
matakon
Kasar
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Halus
mataken
Northern Form
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Usage Examples

Tiang jagi mataken jebos.
I would like to ask you something.

Matakon di baase.
[example 1]
Ask something from the rice. Proverb: e.g. I a person gets very sick, the family may "ask something from the rice"; that is, ask a balian who is in trance what to do.

Lek matakon, paling di margane.
[example 2]
If you are shy in asking directions you will get lost along the way. Literally: If you are shy in asking questions, you will be confused on the street, or lost on the street.

  1. Fred Eiseman Jr - Proverbs, 1987
  2. Fred Eiseman Jr - Proverbs, 1987