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"Saya punya pertanyaan."

Translation:I have a question.

September 2, 2018



If "makanan" is food and "makan" is to eat, then "an" is an affix... so pertanya is to ask?


No, "pertanyaan" is constructed from "per+tanya+an", which translates into "question"

The affix (or in this case confix) "per + verb + an" has the function of creating the result of the verb

Tanya => ask
Pertanyaan => question

If you want to see Indonesian affix in quick glance you could see http://indodic.com/affixeng.html


Almost there, comrade!

Instead of pertanya, Indonesians use bertanya or mempertanyakan.

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