"Ini kalimat yang bagus."

Translation:This is a good sentence.

December 12, 2018

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I wrote "This sentence is good" and got it wrong, but the missus says it should be correct.


Me too. Please can somebody explain?


(1) Kalimat ini bagus = This sentence is good.
(2) Ini kalimat yang bagus = This is a good sentence.

'ini' marks the end of a noun phrase. (see first sentence).
(kalimat ini = this sentence)

In the second example, 'ini' starts the sentence.
'ini' is a sort of a one-word-noun-phrase.
'ini' is the subject of the sentence.
Such a sentence is translated as "This is ..."

The same applies for 'itu'.

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