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"Senin, Selasa, Rabu, Kamis, Jumat, Sabtu, Minggu."

Translation:Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

August 21, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ID-007
  • 1863

So, etymology wise, the names for Monday through Saturday come from Arabic while Sunday comes from Portuguese's Domingo. Very interesting mixture of origins!


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

In Malay, they use 'Hari Ahad' for Sunday, which comes from the Arabic word 'wahid' (one).


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

There has been some calls among Islamically minded indonesians to do that as well, i think


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Origin5world5_

In fact, Sunday in Arabic is yawm al-Ahad, the first day, or short; al-Ahad


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rick392366

So, etymology wise, the names for Monday through Saturday come from Arabic while Sunday comes from Portuguese's Domingo. Very interesting mixture of origins!

Yes, you're absolutely right.
It's funny isn't it !?
Another interesting thing is that the word "minggu" (Sunday) can also mean "week".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ID-007
  • 1863

Yes, that does make it more interesting yet as, historically, Christians/Arabs consider(ed) Sunday the 1st day of the week...


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

I never knew that!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Flanders1

how about mixing up the days so it is more of a challenge please


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jan320480

In this exercise you are not required 'hari' is not used but in other exercises if 'hari' is not used - the answer is marked as incorrect - it is inconsistent


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

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