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"Bangsa Indonesia adalah bangsa yang besar."

Translation:The nation of Indonesia is a big nation.

December 10, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/donny309620

An akward English sentence.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/donny309620

Without context it is difficult to know exactly what is meant by "bangsa yang besar". Mungkin ini bisa menolong: "Bangsa Indonesia adalah bangsa yang berprestasi besar"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/donny309620

Or "berprestasi tinggi."


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

Why cant be Indonesia nation? Instead of the nation of Indonesia?


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

"Indonesia nation" is not grammatical. You could say "Indonesian nation", but that puts a specific emphasis on the "indonesianness" of the nation that you may not want to convey. "Nation of Indonesia" is more neutral.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bruce897053

Yes a very unwieldy translation which serves no purpose. "Indonesia is a big nation" would be better.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chuck919019

Bangsa vs negara?? Whats the difference?


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

I haven't had time to read through the kbbi entries, but I /think/ negara is more clinical, bringing to mind borders and capital cities and political systems, but bangsa is more emotive, bringing to mind peoples and cultures.

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