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"I started my letter."

Translation:Saya memulai surat saya.

November 19, 2018

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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?


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

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


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.


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.


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).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aiden212598

You can find those details on the "info" section to the earlier exercises.


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

Yes, Duolingo falls short of these details


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vincent588104

Saya memulai suratku not work ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vincent588104

Pls corect this. Thx


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zia624089

Why isn't "Saya memulai suratku" also correct?

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