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Various uses of ‘-nya’ suffix part 1 Posted by on May 31, 2018

In bahasa Indonesia, suffix -nya has unique functions. It can serve as a third person possessive pronoun ‘dia’, ‘the’, or to relate to the previous subject of conversation. 1. As a third person pronoun and possessive pronoun, -nya is equivalent to him/his; her; it/its; them/their. Its most common use is in the possessive and object…

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Supaya/Agar Clauses Posted by on May 30, 2018

Unlike an “untuk” clause, a clause introduced by “supaya” or “agar” has a subject. Occurring as a complement with intransitive verbs of intent, a supaya/agar clause contains a subject which is always different from the subject of the main clause. Examples: Kami ingin supaya Anda menolong kami. We want you to help us. Dia meminta…

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Untuk Clauses Posted by on May 25, 2018

An untuk clause often corresponds to an infinitive to-verb clause in English. Untuk introduces a complement – an untuk clause – which has no subject. The untuk clause has no subject because usually it would be the same as the subject of the main clause. When it introduces a complement untuk is not translated. Examples:…

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Bali in One Minute Posted by on May 16, 2018

Bali in One Minute

Bali is an amazing island to explore. It’s got beaches, volcanoes, lakes, rice terraces, and waterfalls. You can visit temples, water palaces, monkey forests, hidden canyons, and national parks. Balinese culture is fascinating and unique, from the festivals to the food to the music. You could spend a lifetime exploring Bali and all it has…

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Sampai Jumpa, Indonesian Blog Posted by on May 14, 2018

Sampai Jumpa, Indonesian Blog

After 4 years of contributing articles and videos, it’s time for me to say “Sampai jumpa, Indonesian blog.” I’ve had incredible experiences traveling, living, and studying in Indonesia, and it’s been my pleasure to share many of those with you over the years. Before I bid farewell, I’d like to share some of my favorite…

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