"Tante mereka cantik."

Translation:Their aunt is beautiful.

January 18, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/belstar128

I did not expect them to take this word from dutch strange


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

Dear betarage, you're right, "Tante" "Om" are from Dutch.
"Tante" "Om", just like "Bapak" "Ibu", can also be used when speaking to someone older. It's rude to say "kamu" to an older person, better to use "Bapak" "Ibu" "Om" "Tante".


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

There are bound to be some words that are from Dutch. Indeed 'tante' and 'oom' are Dutch words. I bet there are bound to be others. Look at this extensive list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Dutch_loanwords_in_Indonesian


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

Why would "pretty" not be used in this case?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wyqtor
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'Kantor' for office as well.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ulas86433

Another source has "bibi" for aunt in Indonesian. Strangely that is a very very local name for aunt in Turkish. Almost dialectal.

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