Why does it say Ia instead of Dia???

May 27, 2019


"ia" & "dia" , the differences :

May 30, 2019

"Ia" and "Dia" means the same thing, "He/She/It". Indonesian doesn't distinguish between he, she, and it.

There are two things, though. "Ia" can only be used as a subject (like "he" but never "him"). "Ia mendorong dia" is "he/she/it pushes him/her/it" and it's a correct sentence, but "dia mendorong ia" is wrong. "Dia" can be shortened to "-nya" after verbs ("ia mendorongnya").

Another thing, "dia" tends to be used more often to refer to people, while "ia" is more often used to refer to things.

May 30, 2019


May 29, 2019

"Dia / Ia" are not 100% interchangeable.

See the topic in the forum.

June 9, 2019
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