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"Dia makan yang banyak agar tidak menjadi yang terkurus."

Translation:She eats a lot so as not to become the thinnest.

September 2, 2018

13 Comments


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

A better English sentence would be "She eats a lot so as not to become the thinnest."


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

Does "as so not to" also work grammatically?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/glhaynes90

No, unfortunately that doesn't work.


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

Thanks for your reply. I think those four words just fall out of my mouth in whatever order they fancy at the time. I'll try to be more mindful in future so as not to reinforce bad habits :)


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

hello, im struggling a bit with 'yang' in this section! Why do you need the 'yang' before 'banyak' here, would 'dia makan banyak' not be correct? Thanks!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rem.v

I was thinking the same thing...

Also this English sentence is simply horribly written... Very awkward.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ronja563992

I was wondering the same. My husband is Indonesian and cannot explain. Can anybody help?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lockers001

Edited earlier version of this comment ... thanks to Rick ... terkerus = thinnest.


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

... (or) too thin.

terlalu kurus = too thin.
terkurus = paling kurus = thinnest.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pix54

Thanks lockers. In future, can you please leave the original “incorrect” comment as is and add an additional clarification as a reply? It helps us to learn from each other’s mistakes. And trust me, I make banyak, both in the exercises and here in the comments!! :)


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

Is "Dia makannya banyak..." also acceptable?


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

"She eats a lot not to become the thinnest." Isn't that proper English?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tuanle163158

what's wrong with "he's eating a lot so as not to become the thinnest"

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