"Air. Tanah. Api. Udara."

Translation:Water. Earth. Fire. Air.

September 10, 2018

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Only the avatar, master of all four elements can stop them.


tetapi ketika dunia membutuhkannya, dia menghilang.


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Why Tanah as "land" is wrong?


Literally, it's not wrong, but contextually, "Earth" is the clear choice. Still I'd be comfortable with land being an acceptable alternative. Report it and see.


Tanah is soil. Bumi is earth


Bumi is the planet Earth. These here are the classical elements where earth means rocks and dirt etc.

https://kbbi.web.id/bumi BUMI: 1 planet tempat manusia hidup; 2 planet ke-3 dari matahari; 3 permukaan dunia;

1 The planet where humans live; 2 The third planet from the sun.; 3 The surface of the world.


This is exactly remind me of something ..


Earth without context is bound to be understood as "world"


ground is given as a translation in the drop down menu for tanah but not accepted


Would Indonesians have recognized these four Greek elements or the Chinese five?


As far as I know, Indonesians don't have a native "classical elements" concept, though we'd recognise both of these.

Indonesians would have recognised Chinese five elements since Indonesian have a much longer history with China since the ancient times. The influence likely come together with Buddhism, so the Five Elements is probably more ingrained into certain parts of Indonesian culture especially those that still have strong Hinduism/Buddhism influence.

Europeans came to Indonesia a bit later and also brought in their culture and religion, but at this point the classical Four Elements are also losing popularity in the then-contemporary European culture as this was during the dawn of scientific revolution; so I don't think it ingrained as strongly on Indonesian culture either. Though we'd still recognize Four Elements as classical Greek, though in this case it's less spiritual and more in the theatrical/academic sense.


Both of them, i suppose

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