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"Rumah siapa yang paling luas?"

Translation:Whose house is the largest?

November 2, 2018



Any difference between "terluas" and "paling luas"? And between "luas" and "besar"?


Terluas and paling luas are interchangeable. There is not much difference between luas and besar; although I have found that luas is usually used when you want to say 'spacious' (large) whereas 'besar' simply means big.


There is a subtle difference in their meanings. luas means vast, more like wide as in "wide open spaces", whereas besar means big. Like, if someone was talking about the size of a field, they would be more likely to use luas instead of besar, but they are mostly interchangable because of how general besar is in meaning. Luas is a bit more specific, and usually used more often with empty spaces.


Wouldn't "Whose house is widest?" also be an acceptable translation?


"Whose house is largest?" should also be an acceptable translation. "[T]he" in the English is optional.

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