This somehow makes me laugh
Funny but risky. The dogs can take the cakes, the balls can land on the cakes, the dogs can trample the cakes down while chasing the balls. Just add kucing-kucing and you will get a mess. Help!
Why is each noun doubled in this answer?
..because talking about something in general usually uses the plural form. The simpler reason is to illustrate that repeated nouns in Indonesia generally means the plural form of that noun.
Because there is more than one. If it's bola, then it's only on ball. Get it?
Not quite, bola can be singular or plural, but bola-bola can only be plural.
Can cake be called kueh in indonesian? With the 'h'?
in Indonesian.. cake is "kue" not "kue(h)" because "kueh" is non-standard words.. btw I come from Indonesian