Matakon

mtekon/
  • to ask someone about something.
Andap
matakon
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

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.

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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.

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⚙ Usage examples pulled from the Virtual Library


In Balinese:   Ditu buin I Cupak matakon teken adine, “Nyen ane ngae gunung gunungan dini adi?” sambilange maklemir I Grantang nyaurin petakon beline. “Ene tusing ja gunung-gunungan beli, ene mula tuah taine I Benaru beli.

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In Balinese:   Ngaksi kawentenane punika, raris Raden Dewi ngandika teken Men Bekung. “Uduh Meme, titiang matakon, dija umah memene?’ Ajak gelah melali kema ka umah Memene apang gelah nawang. ”

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In Balinese:   Teked ditu lantas I Dukuh matakon, “Cening, Cening nyen ngelah panake, nyen kajak mai dadi paturu cerik dini?” Ditu lantas Ida Raden Mantri ane paling duura nuturang indik ragane kakutang antuk Sang Prabu.

In English:  

In Indonesian:   Pada waktu Dukuh Sakti sedang berjalan-jalan, terdengar olehnya anak kecil menangis, anak kecil itu segera didekatinya.

In Balinese:   Ia matakon teken memenne lan timpal-timpalne.

In English:   He asked his mother and friends.

In Indonesian:   Ia bertanya dengan ibu dan teman-temannya.

In Balinese:   Kewala ade pabesen beli kapining cai nyai ajak dadua, selantang-lantang jalan, eda pesan cai nyai mamunyi yapitui ada anak matakon, ada anak nyacad utawi mariceda cai nyai, eda pesan sautina.

In English:  

In Indonesian:   Angsa betina bernama Ni Cakranggi dan yang jantan I Cakrangga.

In Balinese:   Nanging I meme matua matakon, " jaje ape ne luh?

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In Indonesian:  

In Balinese:   Teked ditu lantas I Dukuh matakon, “Cening, Cening nyen ngelah panake, nyen kajak mai dadi paturu cerik dini?” Ditu lantas Ida Raden Mantri ane paling duura nuturang indik ragane kakutang antuk Sang Prabu.

In English:  

In Indonesian:   Pada waktu Dukuh Sakti sedang berjalan-jalan, terdengar olehnya anak kecil menangis, anak kecil itu segera didekatinya.

In Balinese:   Maninne I Sugih ka umahne I Tiwas matakon, “Ih Tiwas, dije nyai maan slake liu?” Masaut I Tiwas, “Kene mbok, ibi tiang ka alase ngalih lakar jukut.

In English:   If you finish this, I'll give you rice." I Tiwas looked for I Sugih’s louse, and this was finished in the afternoon.

In Indonesian:   kalau sudah habis nanti aku berikan imbalan beras." I Tiwas mencari kutu I Sugih, dan selesai siang hari.

In Balinese:   Saget teka sang kidang, tur matakon, “Nyen ento krasak-krosok?” Masaut I Sugih sambilanga maakin sang kidang, “Tiang I Tiwas, uli puang tiang tuara nyakan.” I Sugih klebet-klebet bayune kendel pesan.

In English:   Many people didn't like I Sugih.

In Indonesian:   Banyak orang tidak menyukainya.

In Balinese:   Melaib Ni Wingsali di durin memene, sambilanga matakon. ”Meme….meme….ade buron tawah, to to ya meme…..! ”ikuhne lantang, gubane aeng”, nyeh tiyang meme..!

In English:  

In Indonesian:   Kemudian ia berlari tunggang langgang.

In Balinese:   i Bojog matakon”, Beli, apa krana beli malaib?”.

In English:  

In Indonesian:   Anaknya bernama Ni Wingsali yang juga ikut ke Alas.

In Balinese:   Nandi matakon magenepan unduk jagate.

In English:   Nandi is wondering all sorts of strange things about the world.

In Indonesian:   Nandi bertanya-tanya segala macam hal andh tentang dunia.

In Balinese:   Ida ngusap-ngusap sirah wanarane sinambi matakon, “Nguda cai malaksana buka keto?” “Titiang mautsaha nylametang panjak-panjak tiange,” saut rajan bojoge, ia lantas mati.

In English:  

In Indonesian:   Buk!

In Balinese:   Adin-adin tiang maan matakon kenken carane apang buin manian ngidang idup luung, seken tusing uyut ngajak rerama.

In English:  

In Indonesian:  

In Balinese:   Dini ditu uyut

Idupe karasa engsut Kemu mai matakon, sing ada ne masaut Pidan kaden lakar suud

Payu jani jrijine kagugut

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In Balinese:   Jani yén di kulawarga ané imaluan pepes kapah matakon ngajak I bapa, I mémé ulian Covid-19é né jeg prajani nyak ngorta, nah bantes nanjenin ngajeng suba ngidang saling sautin.

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In Balinese:   Baan tumben buka semengane I Naga Basukih Tangkil, dadi matakon Ida Betara Guru ring putrane, “Uduh nanak Bagus, dadi tumben buka semengan I Nanak nangkilin Aji, men apa jenenga ada kabuatan I Nanak ring Aji, nah lautan I Nanak mabaos!” Keto kone pataken Ida Betara guru ring putrane I Naga Basukih.

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In Balinese:   Jani yan saja I Nanak sakti tur pradnyan, Aji matakon teken I Dewa, “Nyidaang ke I Nanak nguluh gununge totonan?

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In Balinese:   Bojoge lantas matakon, “Ih Men Cubling, nguda ngeling?”

Men Cubling masaut, “Kurenan icange ia mati.”

I Bojog masaut, “Ento apa ya di balene?”

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In Indonesian:  

In Balinese:   Sedek dina ia masangin bojog di tukade, lantas ada bojog gede teka tur matakon,

In English:  

In Indonesian:  

In Balinese:   “Nang Cubling, basang apa ento kaumbah?”

Nang Cubling masaut, “Basang I Lut.”

I Bojog tusing buin matakon, nglantas magedi.

In English:  

In Indonesian:  

In Balinese:   Critayang jani ada bojog cenik matakon,

“Nang Cubling, basang apa ento kaumbah?” Nang Cubling masaut, “Basang I Lut.” I Bojog buin nyekenang, “I Lut ento celeng?”

Nang Cubling nyautin, “Tusing I Lut ento, I Lut, I Lut, I Lut...

In English:  

In Indonesian:  

In Balinese:   Nah, lamun keto gelah matakon malu teken krama banjare.

In English:  

In Indonesian:   Bagaimana rakyatku, apa reaksimu terhadap usulan Pan Balang Tamak?” “Saya tidak berani jero bendesa adat.

In Balinese:   Ento mawinan ebene maekin I cangak tur matakon.

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In Indonesian:  

In Balinese:   Kal sing ada nengok?” keto I Kedis Cangak matakon.

In English:  

In Indonesian:  

In Balinese:   “Ye, kal kak mabading kuri matakon.

In English:  

In Indonesian:  

In Balinese:   Dini ditu uyut

Idupe karasa engsut Kemu mai matakon, sing ada ne masaut Pidan kaden lakar suud

Payu jani jrijine kagugut

In English:  

In Indonesian:  

In Balinese:   Tiang uli Bali matakon apa mirib warase suba wadih ngraja ?

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