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"Do you have red bell peppers?"

Translation:Apakah kamu punya paprika merah?

July 26, 2019

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

Ha I tried "Punyakah", either it's not a word, or this translation is missing. When do I know when I can just add the "-kah" suffix to a word? I've noticed it not being used very much, so it might sound ridiculous to a native speaker's ear?


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

Technically, you can use "punyakah", but it's rarely used. You would sound very formal, at least where I live.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SteveMcQue18

The US calls it bell peppers but most countries calls it capsicum.

Capsicum may come from Latin capsa, meaning 'box', presumably alluding to the pods

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