Soalan pelajar selepas kuliah: A student’s question after the lecture

Ada pelajar bertanya:

1. Apa bezanya (its difference) ke dan hingga?

ke = to (endpoint)

hingga = until (durative)

Saya berjalan hingga tiba/sampai di Bedok.

[I walk until reach in Bedok]

Ibu saya berjalan ke pasar setiap hari.

[My mother walks to the market each day]

2. If hidup is live can I say: Saya hidup di dalam rumah flat?

No. Please say: Saya tinggal di dalam sebuah rumah flat.

Because hidup refers to a basic sense of being alive.

tinggal is to live a life in a proper abode,

which is of a higher order of living, namely staying.

Hidup is good in the example Bakteria itu hidup di dalam badan

The meaning of hidup here shows the bacteria is able to spread in human.

Orang tinggal (live in a civilized way) di dalam sebuah flat atau bilik.

Terima kasih

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