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# "Hundreds of millions."

## Translation:Ratusan juta.

June 16, 2019 • 446

The leason is wrong! It should be ratusan jutaan. Ratusan - hundreds Jutaan - millions Ratusan jutaan - hundreds of millions • 368

Yes, I agree! Ratusan juta = hundreds of million Ratusan jutaan = hundreds of millions • 219

Ratusan = some arbitrary number of hundreds juta=1 million. Ratusan juta = some arbitrary number of hundreds times one miliion. This is the same thing as "hundreds of millions" in English. Ratusan jutaan = some arbitrary number of hundreds times some arbitrary number of millions, mathematically equivalent but not carrying quite the same literal meaning • 219

Or to put it another way, "hundreds of millions" is analytically (hundreds of million)s, not (hundreds) of (millions). • 219

Or to put it another way, an analogy. "Hundreds of cats" in English means hundreds of individual cats, not hundreds of groups of several cats. Indonesian would construct this same idea as literally "hundreds of [one] cat", or ratusan kucing (NOT kucing kucing). Now substitute the word "million" for cat. "Hundreds of millions"=hundreds of ONE million = ratusan juta (NOT ratusan jutaan) • 22

No, "ratusan pada juta" is incorrect. Indonesian don't use the word "pada" in articulating numbers. • 22

ratusan juta = hundreds of millions

seratus juta = one hundred million

dua ratus juta = two hundred million