"He is from Jakarta, not from Bali."

Translation:Dia dari Jakarta, bukan dari Bali.

August 15, 2018

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One of the choices provided was "Ia dari Jakarta, bukan dari Bali," with ia replacing dia. From what I'm reading, both would be acceptable here, but is there a case where one is preferred or used instead of the other?

August 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SamForward

Ia is seen as much more formal, and usually only found in written Indonesian.

August 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SamForward

Enjoying the new course FINALLY but slightly frustrated at getting marked wrong for choosing a different word. I guess that's why we're in Beta!

August 16, 2018
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