"Ada belasan catatan di meja saya."

Translation:There are a dozen of notes on my desk.

August 16, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/RobertStitson

There are dozens of notes on my desk. No 'a", plural dozen

August 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/8enP1jip

Or alternatively you could remove the "of", which may be closer to the Indonesian translation?

August 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/lanawee

A dozen is satu lusin, exactly 12. Ada selusin catatan di meja saya.

Dozens is lusinan, many sets of 12. Ada lusinan catatan di meja saya.

I think belasan is any number between 11 and 19, not exactly 12.

September 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ria___

I use the word "dozen" in English quite similarly. Sometimes it's clear that I'm talking about exactly 12 eggs, other times it's a bit like saying you have more than a few of something when "a few" can be a bit ambiguous too.

A bit like the word "beberapa"; it's all "kira-kira".

October 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mschwabnz

lusinan- 1 about a dozen, 2 by the dozen
belasan-1 dozens, 2 between 10 and 20 according to my dictionary

October 20, 2018
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