Kapal Terbang

Kapal terbang is aeroplane in Malay.

It is formed with the combination of ship (kapal) and fly (terbang).

Aeroplane may also be a flying elephant in African languages.

While some find it funny, we do have jumbo plane in English.

Singapore variety of English had ‘jumbo flat’ as part of the HDB series.

The clip above reminds you of ‘jumbo’ the big elephant that co-occurs with ‘plane’.

terima kasih

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