"Langit-langit dapur ini kotor."

Translation:This kitchen's ceiling is dirty.

January 10, 2019

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Why repeated langit? Aren't there only 1 ceiling?

January 10, 2019

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This is an example of reduplication producing a word with a different but related meaning. Langit means sky, langit-langit means ceiling or ceilings.

A few other examples of reduplication producing a word with a different but related meaning:

  • mata = eye, mata-mata = spy
  • gula = sugar, gula-gula = candy
  • kuda = horse, kuda-kuda = easel
January 11, 2019
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