"Anda minta tambahan sambal?"

Translation:Are you asking for extra sambal?

September 16, 2018

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Leafy13

As there is no upwards inflection at the end of the sentence to signify a question, like you do in English, what way can you tell this is a question and not a statement?

September 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Rick392366

The question mark ?

Don't rely too much on the TTS voice.
The pronunciation and intonation is not always correct.
The volume of my computer is set at the lowest possible level, just enough to hear what she's saying, and to be able to report incorrect pronunciations.
Her voice is unpleasant, but that's just my personal opinion.

September 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Leafy13

Ahh mine was a listening exercise.

Generally speaking would you expect a change in tone/intonation if it were asked as a question?

September 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Rick392366

Yes, the tone of a question should be different than the tone of a statement.
When I listen to this sentence (pressing the blue speaker button on this page), the intonation is already more like a question.

September 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RobertEddy

Slightly puzzled why tambahan comes before sambal in such cases since modifier usually comes after word modified. Thoughts?

November 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ZoeVincent5

Adjectives normaly come before the word so it is Added sambal.

March 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjlver

Could this be translated as "Would you like extra sambal?"?

January 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/poompah

Literally: You ask extra sambal? Can be translated to Are you asking for extra sambal or Did you ask for extra sambal or just You asked for extra sambal?. Depends on the context.

March 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Speedy32

What is sambal. Is it a Indonesian food.

March 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjlver

It's a hot sauce made out of chili pepper and other ingredients like garlic, shallot, tomato, shrimp paste...

March 20, 2019
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