Selamat Tahun Baru Cina

Buah-buah limau pada Tahun Baru Cina

Buah-buah limau pada Tahun Baru Cina

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Important learning

1. Please ackhowledge the source of material unless it is your own. 

2. Creative rights must be acknowledged when uploading digital forms.  

3.  Linking the narrative to a site via html is acceptable.

4. If the owner deletes the picture a lost of 5 marks is at stake.  Wiser to click a photo; or credit the creator of an uploaded material. 

5.  What is orange in Malay

Orange is limau as a fruit but jingga (or oren) as a colour in Malay.

6. Tell me about -kah.  Here is the explanation:

-kah is attached as emphasis in the Malay question.

 

Diakah abang awak?

(Is he your brother?)

 

–kah focus on the pronoun to confirm the kinship.

 

-kah makes ada a question word:

 

Ada + kah = adakah Are/Is it….?

 

Contrast: 

 

Adakah ini ibu awak?

Is this your mother?

                   

Ada seorang ibu muda di hospital. 

A young mother is  in the hospital [have someone]

 

Notice that the classifier for mother ibu:

se + orang (one + human)

 

We do not use *di mana kantinkah as

we are sure of the reference [kantin]

 

The query concerns  direction,

i.e. mana [where].

 

Hence,  -kah goes with mana:

 

Dimanakah kantin?

Where is the kantin? {emphasis provided}

Terima kasih

Cikgu

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