"Buku ini milik saya."

Translation:This book is mine.

August 18, 2018



Why is 'This is my book' not acceptable here?

August 18, 2018


"This is my book." would be Ini (adalah) bukuku.

August 18, 2018


Yes I get that but in English "This is my book" and "This book is mine" is 100% interchangeable, exact same meaning.

Likewise, in Bahasa "Ini bukuku" and "Buku ini malik saya" are equally interchangeable.

Duolingo should focus on practical language learning and intent/meaning not nit-picking every sentence structure nuance.

October 1, 2018


totally agree, " this book belongs to me" also wrong wth ?!?

November 9, 2018


I disagree that "this is my book" and "this book is mine" are 100% interchangeable. The emphasis is different and I can think of contexts where one is more or less natural than the other.

November 23, 2018


It's interchangeable. But here you're learning a language. Duolingo teaches us the vocabulary, words pattern. So, instead of rephrasing the word (which basically has the same meaning), why don't we just follow the translation to avoid confusion.

Mine = milik saya

My (noun) = (noun) saya

If you rephrase it, you get the feeling but would missed the point

May 31, 2019


Is milik or punya used more often in everyday conversation?

August 27, 2018


My wife had to explain the differences to me. Punya means you have it, like in your hand or in your house. Milik means it belongs to you, you own it.

November 17, 2018


Actually punya and milik is the same, the differences is that punya is more often used in daily conversation, while milik is like a more formal form of it.

April 14, 2019


Wow. This is deep! Thanks. I am a native but this is new for me.

However, in reality, 'punya' and 'milik' are interchangeable. 'Punya' is more casual

May 31, 2019


I believe that PUNYA world be used more often ini daily conversation. MILIK where used often for formal ocation.

September 16, 2018


I own this book.....why is this wrong??

February 19, 2019


Essentially because it changes the emphasis of the sentence. We are talking about "this book", not about "you" and the books you own.

April 14, 2019


Buku ini miliku? Miliku = Milik Saya?

October 1, 2018



For less confusion though, think 'Aku' here instead of 'Saya'.

Milikku = Milik aku

October 1, 2018


Why is "Buku ini milikku" not possible here?

May 8, 2019


It should be correct.

May 31, 2019
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