https://www.duolingo.com/Nancy757351

"Saya" and "aku"

If you start a sentence with "saya" do you have to continue to use "saya" in the same sentence or can use switch to "aku"? For example: Saya menulisnya di telapak tangan"ku". Or does it have to be Saya menulisnya di telapak tangan "saya". I've seen this a few times and am not sure of the rule. Thanks.

October 14, 2018

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Jasonsudana

It's okay to use both "Saya menulis di telapak tanganku" and "Saya menulis di telapak tangan saya", although the latter is often perceived as a formal way to express it.

October 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/lockers001

In formal writing, yes. When chatting, no.

October 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/_YourMajesty_

saya is a formal way to represent yourself instead of aku. if you use it in real life, better use saya. But in duolingo, I guess the indonesian language still in beta progress, they need to input both words in each answer.

October 21, 2018
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