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"This noon I search for my chicken."

Translation:Siang ini saya mencari ayam saya.

June 1, 2019

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

This noon isn't a normal phrase


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Femmy813541

Yes, the English sentence should be changed.

It's a bit tricky translating the Indonesian sentence into English, though. "Siang" in this context covers the period of time between around 10 in the morning to 2 in the afternoon. So, late morning and early afternoon. Perhaps the speaker has to work or go to school first in the morning, and he doesn't want to do the search too late in the day. So he'll search for his chicken in the middle of the day. How do you refer to that period of time in English?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ibrahim679797

In English we have no single word for a period of time between 10 in the morning to 2 in the afternoon. Exact noon is a cut off in English. If this time period were needed we would say "late morning, early afternoon."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Noah459171

You could also say midday, although that is less specific.

But another problem would be "this". It does not work to put "this" with "noon", "midday", or "late morning, early afternoon". The best translation might be to say "today" instead of using "this". For example it could be:

"At midday today, I (will) search for my chicken."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Loiq.A

'siang ini saya mencari ayamku' - says wrong, it is correct actually


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tabris12

But it mix formal saya and informal ku/aku


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

Ah. I see it now. You are right. You aren't supposed to mix formal with informal. Good eye, tabris. :-)


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

I hope they found their chicken...


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

Juga benar 'Petang ini saya mencari ayamku'?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sander271100

'Hari siang ini saya mencari ayam saya' is incorrect?

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