Word of the Week: Bakar



Bakar (adj): Bahasa Melayu word for "grilled", "toasty", "roasted". Often refers to toasted bread i.e. roti bakar. Today I learned that it is also used to describe lights which have gone out (napundi in Filipino).

Example: Lampu ini sudah bakar. (According to the Malay repairman)
Mari's literal translation: This lamp is toast.