"Mereka menggali kantong tas mereka."

Translation:They dig into the pockets of their bags.

August 17, 2018

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I would say "They are digging through/in the pockets of their bags"


Yes, and it’s because “to dig into” has an idiomatic meaning in English that is different than “to dig a hole through,” which is the intended (but crazy-sounding) one.


The English sentence needs editing.


I am glad to see Indonesia uses the word dig like English uses it, but this sentence in Indonesian is missing the preposition "Into" so direct translation says They dig pockets their bags. And that does not make sense. I live in Indonesia and would say, Mereka menggali di dalam kantong tas mereka. But I am not a native speaker so that is why I am learning this. I guess I need to adjust my thinking. :D


I have no idea what the English translation means


Literally they are punching holes through the pockets. No wonder you couldn’t get it.


In my opinion, native speakers use "merogoh" in this case instead of "menggali"


I get it correct and I get it incorrrct.I saw it with my own eyes I got it correct.


Is that a meaningful sentence, in English or Indonesian?


It is in English. Some bags have multiple compartments (e.g. handbags, backpacks), and each compartment is called a pocket. "Dig into" in this context can mean "look throughout" not just a literal "digging a hole in the ground"


But the thing is, “menggali” means the literal one: “to dig a hole.”


Dig around, rummage etc etc another ❤❤❤❤❤❤ english sentence and lost heart


What is this sentence spouse to mean?! They're searching in their bag's pocket?!

Is that just for the English language or Indonesian use it too?


It’s just English where “dig into” is idiomatic. That wouldn’t work out in Indonesian. “Menggali” here literally means “to dig a hole.” The sentence is supposed to mean that they are literally digging holes through the pieces of clothes, which sounds crazy.


Was wondering why they were digging pockets in their bag

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