"I am Tini."

Translation:Saya Tini.

August 23, 2018



When saying "I am Tini", is this not in the sense of "Hi, nice to meet you, I'm Tini."?

In such case, possibly "saya bernama Tini" should be acceptable as well as just "saya tini" which seems somewhat ambiguous.

August 23, 2018


"Nama saya Tini " should also be correct, no?

October 7, 2018


Yes it's also correct

October 27, 2018


Nama saya tini = is right. Halo saya tini = is right.

November 30, 2018


Just say "Saya (name)" is suitable for both formal and informal introduction in Indonesian. As for the subject comes first, the subject here is the person introducing themselves, not the name, hence the name comes last.

October 7, 2018


Indonesian is such a cool language honestly

April 9, 2019


I thought with Indonesian the subject comes first. So it would be Tini saya. No?

September 24, 2018


Tini saya means "my Tini". In a noun phrase, the latter word modifies the previous one. Also, you are wrong, the subject here is saya, not Tini.

Although people will still understand you if you say "Tini saya" with an emphasis on "Tini".

February 6, 2019



October 27, 2018


I spent a month in Indonesia. It's my understanding that you can say either "Nama saya Tini" or "Saya nama Tini." Either order should be acceptable.

November 17, 2018


No, "Saya nama Tini" means "I am Tini's name (not Tini itself)". Word order matters in this context. In "Nama saya Tini", nama is tied to saya, forming the noun phrase "my name". While in "Saya nama Tini", nama is tied to Tini, forming the noun phrase "Tini's name".

Perhaps you were thinking of "Saya bernama Tini", in which the prefix ber- verbify the noun (literally it means "I-to have a name-Tini").

February 5, 2019


I spent a year in Indonesia, I've always found it to be Nama saya Tini in syntax structure. Truth be told however, there are so many dialects in Indonesian, it may be correct for some groups and wrong for others, regardless Duo Lingo does not have it right here.

November 22, 2018
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