https://www.duolingo.com/profile/XavierLamb9

What's the difference between these two words? Mengubah and berubah

March 3, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rick392366

'mengubah' is an active transitive verb.
It needs a direct object in a sentence.
'mengubah' changes this object.
The object of the sentence is undergoing the change.

'berubah' is an intransitive verb.
It does not have a direct object in a sentence.
'berubah' does not change someone/something else.
The subject of the sentence is undergoing the change.

Link to a sentence discussion with an example:

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/30511228

March 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kenishia16

mengubah is when YOU do the process and berubah doesn't mean you do it; pretty confusing eh?

April 15, 2019
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