"My apples are ten'' is not proper English to me. Although I am not a native English speaker. My ten apples?
Yes, this is a weird thing to say. You would say "My ten apples", or "I have ten apples".
I have ten apples. Or you could say "My ten apples are sweet". I guess you could say "these are my ten apples" If there were many sets of ten apples.
'my ten apples' is certainly better than 'my apples are ten'. why can't, 'i have ten apples' be acceptable? I cannot progress beyond this because I refuse to put, 'my apples are ten'
We are here to learn Bahasa. Literal translations are quite useful for that goal, even if the English sounds a bit strange. Don't worry about English -- focus on the goal of learning Bahasa.
Just checked with my wife who is a native speaker. She says it is one of the oddities of Bahasa. It is how it is, i.e. "My apples are ten"
From the T&N I got the impression that one shouldn't use the duplicated form (apel-apel) if using a numeral, because it's obvious that it's plural anyway. Besides, we had a sentence like "Pencil dia sepuluh" before. So what's the rule here?
Direct translation perhaps, but to make sense it must be I have ten apples. Just as apa khabar means what news, we translate as how are you
In what context does one say " apel apel saya sepuluh" when speaking in Bahasa.
If you put "saya" after the "apple" it automatically becomes "my_" so there is already implied an ownership of the apple. .. i think you can say "saya punya sepuluh buah apel" if you want to use "punya"
It's the same construction as the other examples. My ten apples is "apel-apel sepuluh saya" (adjective after the noun), so it's not correct here, I assume.
I am a university educated native English speaker. This "English" sentence does not make sense. It has no meaning.
My ten apples = Apel-apel saya sepuluh
I have ten apples = saya punya apel sepuluh
Confusing that its been teaching appleS just as apel up to this point.
NOTE "this incorrect answer is happening more often" with the same kinda questions. looking through it = totally worth it. i am not a native english speaker. but it just does not sound right to me. thank god its still a beta version.