"She visits my school."

Translation:Dia berkunjung ke sekolah saya.

December 14, 2018

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In the multiple choice question, the correct option is "Ia mengunjungi sekolahku". First of all, why do they suddenly use a me-verb in a lesson called "ber-verbs"? And what does that final -i on the verb mean?


The final -i on the end of the verb signifies what I've heard my teachers call "object focus," though it can also have other grammatical functions.


Do we really need the "ke" there?


Do we really need the "ke" there?


-1) Dia berkunjung ke sekolah saya. ('ke' is mandatory here)
-2) Dia mengunjungi sekolah saya. ('ke' cannot be used here)

Both sentences have the same meaning.


Can you explain the difference between berk and meng prefix and why is "ke" is required in only one case?


'ber-' + 'kunjung' = 'berkunjung' ==> intransitive verb (verb cannot have a direct object).
This verb indicates movement to a certain location.
Prepositions used to indicate movement 'to' or 'from' a location :
'to' a location ==> 'ke lokasi'
'from a location ==> 'dari lokasi'.

'me-i' + 'kunjung' = 'mengunjungi' ==> transitive verb (verb needs a direct object).

'me-i' affix has a locative aspect.
'me-i' indicates that the action occurs at the location of the direct object.
This verb doen't need the preposition because it's implied in the 'me-i' affix.

'Saya datang ke rumahmu' = 'I come to your house.'
'Saya mendatangi rumahmu' = 'I come to your house'

'Saya berkunjung ke rumahmu' = 'I visit your house'
'Saya mengunjungi rumahmu' = 'I visit your house'

The sentences above have the same meaning.
Compare the use of the prepositions, both in ID & EN sentences.

'I come your house' <== this doesn't work in EN without the preposition.
'I visit to your house'<== this doesn't work in EN with the preposition.

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    thank you Rick. you are amazingly useful. Have 6 lingots from me.


    Great explanation thanks


    excellent. thanks


    A lot of thanks


    Wjy ke is necessary

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