Witty Word – Different Words for Rice
Indonesians have multiple words for “rice.” Unlike American English, Bahasa Indonesia has separate words that encompass adjectives for the different stages of rice. Examples follow below.
PADI –> rice on the stalk/stem in the field
GABAH –> unhusked rice grains
BERAS –> uncooked rice that is bought at markets
NASI –> cooked rice