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Indah itu baik

"Beautiful is good" Itu is functioning as adalah/ada here but how do i know that this is so? The translation could also be "That beauty is good.", couldn't it?

June 17, 2019

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

If someone is referring to a particular beauty, he'd say, "Indah yang itu baik."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ms.Fixer

An Indonesian native speaker actually criticized this sentence. It's grammatically incomplete and incorrect. https://hinative.com/questions/17963856

"Indah" functions only as an adjective, and adjectives alone cannot be subject of sentences without being preceded by verbs (i.e. turning into gerund).

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