"Monyet kami besar."

Translation:Our monkey is big.

June 11, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/Ruth1226Tu

Why "our monkeys are big." is wrong?

June 11, 2019

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I hope somebody else can give you a more grammar-based explanation, but to me as a native speaker, the Indonesian sentence above implies that there is only one monkey. If there were more than one, you would say, "Monyet kami besar-besar." (The reduplication of the adjective is another way to indicate plurality in Indonesian.)

June 12, 2019
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