"This is my jacket."

Translation:Ini adalah jaket saya.

August 30, 2018



What does "adalah" contribute to the meaning?

August 30, 2018


"adalah" is the translation of "is" in this sentence, it's optional, so you can omit it if you want

August 31, 2018


I got rejected because I said "Ini jaket saya"

October 18, 2018


Yes, but I get the feeling that it is used in certain contexts more than others. Is it like Turkish -dir? Is it used specifically in sentences where you define something (I notice the first sentence of a Wikipedia article in Indonesian always uses it) or when you state an objective fact about the world, rather than a personal opinion?

September 3, 2018
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