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"Dia tinggal di rumah."

Translation:She stays at home.

August 19, 2018



Couple things here, why doesn't 'he lives in the house' work here?

Also, I've got confirmation from a native speaker that 'He stays at home' is an awkward translation compared to 'He lives at home', which seems to be the more common usage for this kind of sentence and should at least be an acceptable variation.


I agree, tinggal can mean to stay and rumah can mean home. But in this sentence I also assumed he/she lives in the house.


I don't think the translation is awkward. "Tinggal" has two meaning/translation: "stay" and "live"

It means "to stay" if, for example: my mom, my dad and my sister left home to have some dinner. But I "stay at home" (tinggal di rumah) because I am sick. This phrase is commonly used for this context.

"Tinggal" has one more meaning that is commonly used. But I don't think we have the word in English so I'll just explain:

I was running late to work, so I was in a hurry and I forgot to bring my wallet. So we usually say:

Dompet saya tinggal di rumah.

Dompet: Wallet

So, it's like saying: I'm going out, but my wallet accidentally staying at home


Because the culture of indonesia.. He does not stay confined to the home.


elsewhere in this program 'tinggal' has been translated as 'live'. Why is, 'she lives at home', not acceptable here?


He lives at home. / He stays home. have very different meanings.


Translation should be "She/He lives at home".


Does it mean "he stays home" as opposed to "everyone else goes to the party"? That's what I thought the Indonesian meant. In that case, in Australia we would more commonly say "he stays home" rather than "he stays at home". But if the sentence is about where he lives, then in Australian English we would never say "stays". Always "lives".


First time seeing this word, it only showed live/lives as meanings. So i got it wrong here when tinggal also means stay. Another beta fix required, at least show us the multiple different meanings from the start.


Well, this, my fellow Indonesian learners, is what we all should be doing during this corona time




Learning in Indonesia I was always taught that it can mean either if those two things. Indonesian is a very contextual language, as there are no conjugations, few genders, and a strange way of presenting tenses, you have to have context to have the exact translation.


Saya tinggal di rumah because of the quarantine


Semua orang mesti tinggal di rumah karena karantina.


I'd love if someone could clear up the ambiguity everyone else expressed over 'live'/'stay' and 'at home'/'in the house', but additionally: we learned 'selamat datang' means goodbye, but what does it literally mean?


It is close to selamat tingal. But this is a harder g. Being spelled with two t's if there were any audio files we should distinguish these two.


Does tinggal mean to live somewhere like permanently (one's own house), or to stay somewhere in the sense its not the place we live generally (like a hotel, somene else's house, etc) ?

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