"Ini punya kamu."

Translation:This is yours.

August 15, 2018



I think "This belongs to you" should also be accepted.

August 18, 2018


Yeah it should

April 13, 2019


Hmm.... it seems that the possessives in Indonesian work different. Ini punya kamu sounds like "this is what you have".

August 15, 2018


Yes, you can say that. Indonesian is very flexible with word order. Normally I would say "kamu punya ini" (you have this), but Indonesians sometimes switch it up this way to emphasize the "ini" instead of the "kamu". THIS, you have; instead of YOU have this.

August 16, 2018


Thanks! I like that flexibility with word order. In spanish there is also a similar flexibility.

August 16, 2018


I once got in to an argument with my wife trying to figure out exactly how the grammar of this sentence works, and the lightbulb moment was when I realised that "punya" is not a verb, but a noun meaning "property". So the sentence reads "This (is) property you" = This is your property.

So "punya" is a base word meaning "property", so the verb "to own" is "mempunyai". In Casual speech, the affixes can be dropped back to "Punya" which is how we then can have the sentence "Kamu punya ini" = "You own this" - as opposed to "You (are) this's property"

Confusing. I Love It.

August 17, 2018


Hmm... we could interpret "punya" as meaning two things at once perhaps? "Property" as in the object that is owned, and "property" as in the state of owning something? "Kamu punya ini" = "You are this property [this particular instance of ownership]." Anyway, thanks for the explanation! ^,^

August 23, 2018


the right to bear arms.

October 18, 2018


can i say " this belongs to you" ?

August 20, 2018


Is it possible to translate it as here below as well?

1) Ini punyamu. 2) Ini punya Anda.

August 16, 2018


Yes, both are correct.

August 17, 2018


Thank you! Now it makes sense to me

August 17, 2018


I don't think this is totally correct but I wrote "You have this" and it fits fairly good but didn't get the point

December 9, 2018


The difference is the focus of the sentence. In the Indonesian sentence, "This" is emphasised, whereas in "You have this", "You" is emphasised.

January 2, 2019


I wrote "you own this" is that wrong because it got marked incorrect

May 7, 2019


Yes because "ini" is the subject of the sentence. "You own this" changes the emphasis.

May 12, 2019
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