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"Dengan siapa kamu pergi petang ini?"

Translation:With whom do you go this evening?

September 16, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/the.akaneko

"Who are you going with this evening?" would be much more natural in American English, at least...


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

British English native here, I entered the exact same answer which was sadly marked wrong!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Angela927992

Me too. I'm Australian. It's interesting because DuoLingo uses a lot of informal spoken Indonesian but expects very stilted "proper English" translations.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tsuj1g1r1

You can't go anywhere "this" dusk. Although you can go "at" dusk. Dusk is too short a period of time to talk about specifically though. Nobody talks about their dusk plans.


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

Yes, this shows one of the limitations of the translation platform of Duolingo, sadly.

If I were somehow teaching the Indonesian language to my students, and we had to do times of day, well, I'd start by working on some sort of picture-based exercise, matching sentences to pictures where you can clearly see the time of day, pictures of clocks showing different times, maybe a list of possible English translations just to reveal the inadequacies here.

Would be nice if Duolingo could also broaden its horizons but it seems to be working in the opposite direction unfortunately :)


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

Petang is later than sore or just the same?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Angela927992

Petang is that in between time when it is not yet dark but no longer really light. You can just use sore for the same time.


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

Who will you go with this evening/tonight?

Who's going with you...?


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

Deep in old poem territory here...


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

Dgn siapa kamu pergi petang ni!?

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