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Cotek

cotek

  • small kind of fish en
  • lots of little problems add up to a big problem (proverb) en
  • Sejenis ikan laut dengan ukuran kecil bentuknya pipih tidak panjang; kata ini sering juga digunakan dalam peribahasa id
Andap
cotek
Kasar
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Alus sor
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Alus mider
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Alus madya
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Alus singgih
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Mider
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Bali dataran dialect
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Bali aga dialect
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Usage Examples

Paribasa: Cotek masambung layur
[example 1]
No translation exists for this example.

PROVERB: Cotek sambungin layur
[example 2]
Sambung= add, join; Cotek: common very short fish; Layur: common much longer fish. So the meaning is that something short becomes something much longer. It is used sometimes to mean that as gossip spreads the story gets bigger and more impressive, and the subject gets exaggerated out of all proportion compared to the original.

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In Balinese:   Liu dagange ane ngadep layangan sakadi cotek, bebean, celepuk.

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In Indonesian:  

In Balinese:   Liu dagange ane ngadep layangan sakadi cotek, bebean, celepuk.

In English:  

In Indonesian:  
  1. Kamus Bai-Indonesia tahun 2008 hal 173
  2. Fred Eiseman Jr, Proverbs. 1987