Monday, February 26, 2007


Having to teach my students some of basic courses in computing is quite a challenge for me. Especially the time when we have to translate all the computing terms into Bahasa Malaysia. Not to say that I am very well versed in English, but the translated terms are quite funny to think of. Some translated terms from http://blog.mypdacafe.com


- USB = Bas Bersiri Antara Dunia- FireWire = Dawai Api
- WiFi = wee fee (sounds like)
- Eye Tripply 1394 / 802.11( x ) = I.E.E.E.....
- BlueTooth = Gigi Biru
- SMS / MMS = Sistem Pesanan Ringkas / Pesanan Ringkas Pelbagai Alat
- InfraRed (port, beam) = Pera Merah (pelabuhan, pancaran)
- Tungsten T = Dawai Tangstan T
- iPaq = iPak (Ai Pak..... mana mau pigi...?)
- Dialup Modem ?? = Pergi panggil...
- ADSL = Talian Pelanggan Digital Tak Singkroni (or is it Tak Simetri)
-ThumbDrive = Pemandu Ibu Jari
- Smart Reader = Pembaca Bijak
- Compact Flash = Silauan Padat
- Solid State Memory = Ingatan Keadaan Pejal- Speaker = Jurucakap
- Reader Drive = Pemandu Pembaca- Browser = Penengok / Penelek
- Screen Saver = Penyelamat Skrin
- Palm Pilot = Juruterbang Tapak Tangan
- Handspring = Spring Tangan
- Wireless Keyboard = Papan Kekunci Tanpa Wayar (benda baru utk pak guard ni)
- optical mouse = Tetikus Optik (Tikus ada mata)
- Digicam = Kem Digi (Kamera Digital laaarr..)
- DVcam = Kem DV?? (kem divisyen mana ni?)
- BeamFest = Temasya Pancaran- Cat5 cable = Kabel Kucing 5 (bersaudara??)
- Fibre Optics = Gentian Fiber (gentian ada mata)
- DVD = Cakera Serbaboleh Digital
- Micro Drive = Pemandu Sangat Halus (drebar bunian ke?)

Some more "common" words bounced then:
- Software = Perisian
- Download = Muat-turun
- website = Laman web or laman sawang
- program = Aturcara
- mouse = Tetikus
- keyboard = Papan kekunci (papan kekunci kat bilik pak guard)
- password = Kata laluan
- joystick = kayu ria? kayu gembira? kayu ceria? batang or kayu gembira, kayu keseronokan
- expansion slot = ruang pengembangan
- Plug & play = cucuk dan main
- PDA = Pembantu Peribadi Digital
- Hotspot = Kawasan hangat
- floppy disk / diskette = cakera liut
- hardware = perkakasan
- harddrive = cakera keras
- cpu = unit pemprosesan pusat
- Primary Memory Storage = storan ingatan primer
- RAM = Memori/Ingatan Capaian Rawak
- ROM = Memori/Ingatan Baca Sahaja- Input devices = Peranti input
- Output device = Peranti output

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