"What is that smell?"

Translation:Bau apa itu?

December 1, 2018

2 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/XavierLamb9

How does the structure of this question work? Would "Bau itu apa"? be acceptable too?

December 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/atticus.sp

I put 'bau itu apa' and was marked wrong. I think it's maybe a difference between 'I can't work out what that smell is', ('bau apa itu' or 'which is that smell') and 'what is that smell' as an exclamation, perhaps when you smell something unpleasant. But they really should accept both because the English doesn't make it clear.

January 1, 2019
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