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"Tomat dan stroberi merah."

Translation:Red tomatoes and strawberries.

August 17, 2018



"tomatoes and strawberries are red" should be also possible.


I also wonder about this too. Wait for the answer...


In the English answer the ONLY things that are definitely red are the tomatoes. As the strawberries might not be. Therefore ‘red tomatoes and red strawberries’ should be acceptable. Or ‘tomatoes and red strawberries’? Can Indonesian speakers clarify for me if in the Indonesian example only the strawberries are definitely red or the merah at the end automatically means all things in the sentence must be red?


You can have green tomatos


How would you say 'tomatoes and red strawberries'?

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Same answer.


I think the given translation, and all the alternate answers, are adequate. It's not the exact translation, but it reflects the same ambiguity in both languages! In Indonesian, since modifiers go at the end, we can't be certain if merah describes only stroberi or if it describes both stroberi and tomat. Similarly, since modifiers in English go in front, it's uncertain if red describes only tomatoes or both tomatoes and strawberries. It's okay that you don't know what exactly merah is describing, that's an inherent ambiguity in the language that will depend on context!


It is hard to be wrong when writing the translation in English...this almost forces you to be wrong....


Does this translate to "strawberries and red tomatoes" (only the tomatoes are red) or "red tomatoes and red strawberries" (both are red)?


Shouldnt the translation be "tomatoes and red strawberries"


How to know that in this case the adjective merah applies collectively on both nouns before it? Or is it an error and technically only stroberi is merah?


The strawberries are red in n the sentence


What wrong with "Red Strawberries and Tomatoes"?


Hmm This like google translate Terjemahan bahasa Indonesia yang benar adalah Tomat dan stroberi merah "Tomato and red strawberry "

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