- a mouse (Noun)
- the mouse (Noun)
The Balinese believe that, if someone gets mad at a mouse because it damages the house, the mouse understands, and he therefore destroys things faster. Ngerusuh = steal. Parents use this expression when a parent says bad things to a child because the child is disobedient. It is OK to tell a child he is wrong two or three times. But, usually, if one says this more than a couple of times, the child deliberately does even worse things than that which he is being criticized for.| ]]
⚙ Usage examples pulled from the Virtual Library
In Balinese: Bikule ene setata ngae galang di pura linggih Bhatara Wisnu.
In Balinese: Becat sajan bikule ngejuk tur ngmatiang kutu-kutune.
In Indonesian: Cepat sekali para tikus itu menangkap dan membunuh kutu-kutu yang menggerayangi garuda.
In Balinese: Bikule ada menek ka tundune, mentangang kampidne, ada masih macelep ka kupingne.
In Indonesian: Ada yang naik ke punggung, membentangkan sayap, ada juga masuk ke telinga.
- F. Eiseman, Proverbs. 1987