"Mereka membaca koran."

Translation:They read the newspaper.

August 15, 2018



does Quran sound different from koran in indonesian? how do you know the difference between the newspaper and the holy book?

August 15, 2018


They sound different. There's a slight pause in Quran, so like Qur'an. Also, the official word for Quran in Indonesian is actually 'Alquran'. https://kbbi.web.id/Alquran

August 16, 2018


If the sentence for "I read the newspaper" told me to write "aku membaca koran", why isn't "They read the newspaper" accepted here?

August 28, 2018


Agree, it's quite common in English to say 'the newspaper' rather than 'a newspaper'. I think newspaper is a special case. If you were asked 'Where did you read that?' it would be more natural to respond 'In the newspaper' than 'In a newspaper'. Conversely you would normally reply 'In a book' and only use 'In the book' if there was already a specific book established in the context.

September 4, 2018
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