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"Ayam adalah hewan."

Translation:A chicken is an animal.

September 7, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Henry122426

You really can't say that in good English! You can say "A chicken is an animal" or "Chickens are animals".


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

Yeah, I would never say "A chicken is an animal" in English. Rather, I would say "A chicken is a bird" because I don't consider the semantic categories of animals and birds to be related to each other. They are two separate things. Animals are not birds, and birds are not animals. This statement (while grammatically correct) doesn't take into account differing cultural concepts.

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