"Saya suka apel, jeruk."

Translation:I like apples, oranges.

August 16, 2018



What does this even mean?

August 16, 2018


I think it lacks an "and" xD (It should be apples AND oranges)

August 16, 2018


Yes, that's right.
It feels like more fruit is coming ... the word "and" (dan) comes before the last fruit.
Something like this :

Saya suka apel, jeruk, pisang, stroberi, ceri, rambutan dan durian.

I think you're right.
It's an unfinished sentence.
This person simply couldn't finish the sentence with all that fruit.

August 16, 2018


Ehy do you like durian? I would have to agree with you on rambutan! Lol

March 21, 2019


Durian ?
Yes, that's my favourite fruit.

Durian is a little bit controversial, a lot of people can't stand the smell, therefore it's usually forbidden to bring durian into a hotel or public buildings.
But the taste...hmmmm...there is nothing like it.
Durian = King of Fruits

More info here about 'durian"

'duri' = thorns.

March 23, 2019


Enchanted book: Duri III

August 31, 2019


Yea ?

April 14, 2019


How do we know if it's singular or plural?

August 16, 2018

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Caution: I am not a native speaker, but I will try to answer based on what little I already know.

Indonesian relies mostly on context for this. Here, for example, it is pretty obvious that the sentence is about apples and oranges in general, otherwise the sentence would be something like: "Saya suka apel dan jeruk ini". apel ini, jeruk ini = this apple, this orange.

August 16, 2018


Yes, you're right.
It depends on the context.
If it's obvious from the context that you're talking about the plural form, then the plural form (reduplication) is not used.
Like in this sentence, it's interpreted as apples & oranges in general, so there is no need to reduplicate (apel-apel).

A more obvious example is this :
I have one book = Saya punya satu buku.
I have two books = Saya punya dua buku.
I have many books = Saya punya banyak buku.

August 16, 2018


"Suka" is almost the same as 好き (suki) in Japanese, meaning the same thing. Wiktionary doesn't mention anything about it, but do they share the same etymology?

August 17, 2018


"suka" has a Sanskrit origin.

August 20, 2018


I thought it was of Russian origin... ;)

December 18, 2018



June 30, 2019


I thought likewise as well. There may be a correlation.

August 20, 2018


It would make more sense in English to insert and = I like apples and oranges. I like apples, oranges is not really an English sentence.

August 26, 2018


Absolutely right

March 26, 2019


Sounds like you're telling an orange that you like apples

October 4, 2018



March 26, 2019


Why apple instead of apples, and orange instead of oranges are incorrect?

There is no indication of singular or plural in this sentence

April 29, 2019


I thought for plurals that the word is repeated with a hyphen; e.g. apples = apel-apel.

August 16, 2018


I thought for plurals that the word is repeated with a hyphen; e.g. apples = apel-apel.

Yes, that's right.
If reduplication is used to indicate the plural form, then the word is repeated using a hyphen.
But in this sentence there is no need for a reduplication to indicate the plural form.
The sentence (more or less) indicates that we're talking about apples & oranges in general.
So, we're talking about more than one apple.
So, no need for reduplication.

August 16, 2018


So is there no difference between singular and plural? I would appreciate if someone could explain. Thanks

August 16, 2018


I feel like this should actually be I like oranges and apples, because when writing this the sentence doesn’t really end and ther isn’t another word after it

August 29, 2018


Need an "and" in the English or the indo

September 11, 2018


In English sounds weird without the "and".

October 1, 2018


Correct the sentence please

October 10, 2018


They shouldn't penalize for plurals or lack thereof as there's no way to know

November 6, 2018


Exactly who talks like that. Supposed to be Saya suka apel dan jeruk. Please fix

February 3, 2019


The translation would be better if there was the word and inbetween apples AND oranges.

February 11, 2019



March 31, 2019


Actual translation in Indo: Saya suka apel dan jeruk (I like apples and oranges)

April 19, 2019


Here a tip: you can put every countable noun twice to show that is was plural

Ex: "Mobil Mobil" "Kuda kuda" "wortel wortel" etc. but its not work for uncountable noun bcos uncountable noun has no plural form. But you can use another form of a noun word.

Ex: you can't say "lot of water" as "air air" but you can say "botol botol air (more than one bottle full of water)" "ember ember air" etc. Although some native speaker still said "air air" to show more than two containers with water inside (no matter if it's was full or not)

April 26, 2019


Its weird that even when I can speak in bahasa, I study it. Proof: Itu aneh saya bisa berbicara dengan bahasa Indonesia tetapi saya belajar.

August 31, 2019
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