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What is the difference between "Tidak" and "bukan"

When reading the sentences with these words I understand them, but I still do not understand when to use each of them when I am creating a sentence.

September 5, 2018


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    Tidak is used with verbs and adjective. Bukan is only used with nouns.

    Anak itu tidak makan - the child does not eat

    Gaunnya tidak biru - her dress is not blue

    But if you are negating a noun, then:

    Itu bukan buku - that is not a book


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    Thanks for quick, clear answer to something that's been puzzling me too!

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