Turns out â€œlegitâ€ is a legit Malay word!
Our parents like to complain that we waste too much time on
But hey, sometimes you get to learn interesting things okay!
Like today, while we were
wasting time researching on Reddit, we came across this post on the Malaysia subreddit (r/Malaysia).
For some reason, a Redditor wanted to translate the popular English phrase â€œseems legitâ€ to Malay and Google translated to â€œnampaknya legit.â€
FYI, we tried it for ourselves and got the same results.
Seems like a fluke right? But we did some digging and found out something really interesting…
Turns out, “legit” is a legit Malay word!
According to Dewan Bahasa & Pusataka (DBP) the word is
of Sunda origin that means â€œsweet and tastyâ€.
Not only that, â€œlegitâ€ can also refer to a cake called â€œlapis
legitâ€ thatâ€™s similar to Kek Lapis Sarawak.
This cake is a type of kuih made from rice flour or wheat flour and coconut milk that’s steamed layer by layer.
So the next time you chow down on that delicious Sarawakkian delicacy, feel free to exclaim; â€œThis legit is legit legit!â€
Okay, how to pronounce it properly?
The â€œgâ€ is a hard g, similar to the pronunciation in â€œgetâ€.
If youâ€™re confused, you can just listen to this super expressive Indonesian YouTuber and learn how to make a new kuih as well (á—’á—Šá—•)!
There you have it, folks! Hope you find this information as interesting as we do and feel free to share the knowledge with your friends.
In the meantime, let us know whatâ€™s your favourite unusual Malay word on TRPâ€™s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
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