"Mengirim santet itu dosa."

Translation:Sending black magic is a sin.

November 12, 2018

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/AlexErdman

What does this mean?

November 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/BlakeLongm

It's a poor translation. Santet is like black magic or witchcraft. And in this context, 'send' is probably better replaced with 'cast'. I think it would be better to say 'casting black magic is a sin.'

November 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FaizalZahid

Maybe voodoo is more familiar with the Western culture? But 'santet' does not need a doll or something similar. It can be send just through the 'wind' with some requirements such as strands of hair, clippings of nails, and a picture of someone you want to send this 'santet' to.

P/S: You will understand it better if you watch Indonesian horror movies :)

January 24, 2019
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