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"Ibu memerlukan dua buah apel."

Translation:Mom needs two apples.

December 10, 2018

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/XavierLamb9

I'm curious, when is it actually mandatory to use the measure words like buah?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rick392366

You can omit the classifier here.
Classifiers/counters are mostly used to make it more formal.
In the informal/spoken speech, 'biji' is also used as a classifier for fruit.
'biji' = seed, core of the fruit.


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

I would just say "ibu perlu dua apel" is this too informal or is it ok in speech?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rick392366

In the informal daily speech it's okay to say it like that without using the affix.
This sentence is from 'me-kan' skill, that's why the 'me-kan' affix is used here.


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

Tell us please what is the rule for "me-kan" construction?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdamOoi85

Should be "Ibu memerlukan dua biji epal "

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