rumah amat teruk

English translation: the house is in a very bad condition, alternatively, the condition of the house is very bad

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Malay term or phrase:rumah amat teruk
English translation:the house is in a very bad condition, alternatively, the condition of the house is very bad
Entered by: Jo Bennett

10:15 Oct 21, 2009
Malay to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general) / Custody case
Malay term or phrase: rumah amat teruk
Whole sentence: Rumah tersebut amat teruk dan akan menjejaskan tahap kesihatan anak tersebut. I thought teruk meant severe - how can a house be severe?
Jo Bennett
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:24
the house is in a very bad condition, alternatively, the condition of the house is very bad
Explanation:
Indeed, one of the meanings of "teruk" is severe, and while the house cannot be severe, it is actually describing the condition of the house, which is bad, dilapidated. I am deducing that it is "in a very bad condition" so as to have adverse effects on the child. I hope this helps.
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Norizah Rosni
Singapore
Local time: 18:24
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5the house is in a very bad condition, alternatively, the condition of the house is very bad
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the house is in a very bad condition, alternatively, the condition of the house is very bad


Explanation:
Indeed, one of the meanings of "teruk" is severe, and while the house cannot be severe, it is actually describing the condition of the house, which is bad, dilapidated. I am deducing that it is "in a very bad condition" so as to have adverse effects on the child. I hope this helps.

Norizah Rosni
Singapore
Local time: 18:24
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