Is there any difference between "gampang" and "mudah"?
Is one more formal than the other? Can they both be used in the same way? Are there any slight differences in their meaning?
Hahaha....well, it's very intuitive actually :)
Try to look at it like this :
Gaun ini kotor. = This dress is dirty
Gaun ini mudah kotor. = This dress is easily dirty
Both Indonesian sentences don't have verbs.
However, in the English sentence a verb has to be used.
In this case the verb "to be" is used, you can also use "to become".
Gaun ini mudah kotor. ==>
This dress is easily dirty.
This dress is easy to get dirty.
This dress becomes dirty easily.
This dress easily becomes dirty.
All the above translations are accepted.
If you want to use a verb (to become = menjadi) in the Indonesian sentence, then it could be something like this :
"Gaun ini mudah menjadi kotor."
(more or less a literal translation of the last Englsh sentence).
'Dirty' can be a verb in English. "This dress is easy to dirty" should be accepted.