Word of the Week: Terang

Terang (adj): Bahasa Melayu word meaning "vivid" or "bright". 

Example: Lampu ini nak tukar? Yang dalam bilik sudah terang. (Malay repairman conversing with Mari)

Mari's literal translation: Uhhhh - (*looks up "terang" in Google Translate while repairman does his job*) - Oh. "Do you want to change this lamp? The lamp inside the room is already bright."

Congratulate me. The lights in the apartment's hall have now been replaced with bright fluorescent lamps. And yes, they are more "terang".