Saturday, December 31, 2011

When A K-Pop Song Receives Literal Translation of Bahasa Melayu

"Bila aku muncul, semua jeritlah OPPA OPPA!"

Despite the awkwardness of the lyrics, my K-Pop crazy sister told me that the translation is actually correct. You can't imagine my reaction when I finally saw the video above - it's just too damn hillarious!

Never in my heart and my mind that I look down on Bahasa Melayu but truth to be told, there are a lot of times where direct translations really sounds so hilarious. I guess that is why Malay love songs usually use deep and beautiful words; often with deep meanings. Some example: Dato' Siti Nurhaliza's Bukan Cinta Biasa, Krisdayanti's Mencintaimu and Tan Sri P.Ramlee's Tunggu Sekejap (this version was sung by his wife, Puan Sri Saloma); just to name a few.

Source: KpopMalaySub.

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