"They still cook rice."

Translation:Mereka tetap memasak nasi.

August 25, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wolfe.mcbr

Id have thought mereka masih memasak nasi. Tetap has a sense of permanence which i dont get from the ebglish word still.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/donny309620

Yes you are right "tetap" is usually associated with a sense of permanence. Therefore, "masih" is a better word to use in this cotext.


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

Hi there! In the Malaysian language we have a specific word to cook rice: menanak nasi. Do you use it in Indonesian too? Mekasih!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1CN5ijzC

Yea, there is also "menanak nasi' ini Indonesian too


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StephenL1

Does this sentence imply more information? I remember reading somewhere that tetap is what you would use in the sense of "despite".

EG: I told them I don't like rice, but they still cook rice.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nasali9

I thought it will be "Mereka masih masak nasi" btw im Indonesian, i just want to try the Indonesian (/ω\)


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    tetap vas masih?


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

    mereka tetap memasak beras should be accepted, since the word nasi refers to rice which is already cooked


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

    Technically true but we don't often do that


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

    I see what you are saying, however in English when we say we are cooking something, we name the end result, not the ingredients - "I am baking a cake" rather than "I am baking cake batter". In Indonesian it is the same, hence the use of nasi over beras.


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