"Ada belasan catatan di meja saya."

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

August 16, 2018



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

August 16, 2018


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

August 23, 2018


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


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


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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