"I started my letter."

Translation:Saya memulai surat saya.

November 19, 2018

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grasmi

Could "saya memulai suratku" be another possible answer? It was marked as incorrect, but I'm not quite sure why?

November 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Haakon388572

The same happened to me. I can't see why that would be incorrect.

December 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grasmi

Ah - I actually found out why it's wrong - from another thread on another question. Basically - you shouldn't mix "Saya" and "Aku" in the same sentence. So if you start with saya you should finish with saya!

E.g. "saya memulai surat saya"

or "aku memulai suratku"

Also - from what my girlfriend tells me, no one really uses saya much in informal speech - so I've been trying to stick to aku where possible during my studies.

December 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BlakeLongm

depends on where the person is from you're talking to and how closely you know each other. It's best to start with Saya/Anda to be safe. If they are using aku/kamu, then you could too.

December 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grasmi

Thanks for your comment - I hadn't actually made the connection between Anda and Kamu being formal and informal versions of you. That's one of the things missing from Duo lingo - i.e. clarifications of some points like that. I still really love duo lingo though! I vaguely remember there were some of those points on the French course - perhaps it will come later to Indonesian (its only still in beta).

December 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tannuska

Thanks!

February 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Haakon388572

Yes, Duolingo falls short of these details

February 13, 2019
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