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"Bawang merah dan bawang putih."

Translation:Shallot and garlic.

August 20, 2018

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JamesTWils

Huh, I wonder how one would have to refer to red onions and white onions.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Leafy13

I think that what we call red onions, Indonesians call 'bawang Bombay'.

By default i guess 'bawang' refers to a white onion.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ria___

So there's not much onion variety in Indonesia where it becomes an issue? What about green onion (spring onion)?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FaizalZahid

This is also a popular traditional folktale from Nusantara

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Bawang_Merah_Bawang_Putih

Dongeng = fairy tale/untrue


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/petervdg

i thought all onions are called bawang merah..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Braauh

ı dont even know what is the shallot and when is the not accecpting its comes me like nightmare


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JamesTWils

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shallot

It sounds as if the shallot may be the standard onion in Indonesian cooking.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sapere__aude

Thanks shallot for the information James!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WillRobins645796

I doubt any non Indonesian could have answered this. It seemed that the word choices were unrelated to the sentence. And while here, don't forget you can ask Google Assistant at any time to translate an English word to Indonesian, or reverse. Just press the back key after it and you return to the lesson.

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