"Why is there water on earth?"

Translation:Mengapa ada air di bumi?

March 11, 2019

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

What is the difference between tanah and bumi?


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

bumi = earth
tanah = soil


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

why is "Mengapa adalah air di bumi" not correct?


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

Adalah is not the same as ada. Ada=there is (water on earth)/is there (water on earth). Adalah=is, but typically used for defining something. E.g. Air adalah minuman tawar. With that logic, your sentence sounds like you are defining the meaning of "mengapa". I think that a valid sentence with these words would be "Mengapa adalah kata tanya"="Mengapa is a question word".

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