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Can someone explain thoroughly the difference between "dari" and "daripada"/"ke" and "kepada"?

October 14, 2019

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

'daripada' = than ==> used for comparisons
informal : 'daripada' can be replaced by 'dari'.

Es lebih dingin daripada air.
Ice is colder than water.

'dari' = from ==> used to mark starting place.

Tini baru berangkat dari Jakarta.
Tini just departed from Jakarta.

'ke' = to ==> used to mark direction or destination.

Tini pergi ke Sidney.
Tini goes to Sidney.

'kepada' = to ==> used to mark destination, used for persons.
informal: 'kepada' can be replaced by 'ke'.

Tini mengirim surat kepada Ibunya.
Tini sends a letter to her mother.


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

The one thing that bothers me about this course is the use of the informal "dari" instead of "daripada" for comparison. Shouldn't this course teach formal Indonesian? I think it may confuse people who are not used to the language.


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

ke is always to a place, kepada is to a person

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