• look for something in its expected place
  • (often implies looking for and then getting)
  • look for something or someone
ngarereh; ngaruruh
Northern Form
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Usage Examples

Ngalih padang.
Look for and get grass for cows.

Guna: Aji kuda jani yen sampine ba kanti payu to, Pak?

Ketut: Paling liu ji..kutus. Guna: Mm, kutus..apa ne, Pak? Ketut: Kutus juta. Guna: Kutus juta. Dija biasane Pak ngadep? Ada kenene? Ketut: Ada manten ngalih..sodagar. Guna: Mm sodagare to ne ngalih sampin Pak, kenten?

Ketut: Nggih.
No translation exists for this example.

Adi: Nak ngudiang wenten pameran drika, Bli? Yoga: Nak anggonan ngalih dana lakar sumbangin dipanti asuhan ento.
[example 1]
Adi: What's the occasion for the exhibition, Brother? Yoga: The exhibition is used to raise funds for the children at that orphanage.

PROVERB: Ngalih balang, ngaba alutan.
[example 2]
Get grashoppers, bring fire. I.e. You do not collect them, but you eat them on the spot, meaning that you spend income as fast as you get it.

Lelipi ngalih gegitik.
[example 3]
A snake that looks for a hammer. [proverb] This is said of a thief that is finally caught. Someone who does a bad thing, for example steals, often blames the bad deed on someone else. Hence he is a snake. But, in so doing, since he himself is involved, he is, in effect, sealing his own fate, because he will eventually be caught in the deception.

Ngalih gae malu; suba ngelah ngae gegem, mara nganten.
[example 4]
Get a job first; after you have a steady job, then get married. This is rather obvious. Now see 'senduk' (record no. 113 FE), for the sequel, which is a pun used if a person wants to get married before he does have a steady job.

  1. BASAbali software
  2. Fred Eiseman Jr - Proverbs, 1987
  3. F. Eiseman, Proverbs. 1987
  4. F. Eiseman, Proverbs. 1987