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"They gave me coffee."

Translation:Mereka memberi saya kopi.

June 17, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stewart737090

Why isn't it: mereka memberi kopi saya?


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

Just like in English, there are two ways to say this:

  • They gave me coffee. Mereka memberi saya kopi.

  • They gave the coffee to me. Mereka memberi kopi kepada saya. (You need "to" or "kepada" in this word order.)


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

Why not memberikan?


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

You can say:

  • Mereka memberi saya kopi.

  • Mereka memberi kopi kepada saya.

  • Mereka memberikan kopi kepada saya.

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