Soalan pelajar yang baru

Is there a difference between ‘adalah’ and ‘ada’?

For example, is ‘ini adalah keluarga saya’ and ‘ini ada keluarga saya’ the same? 

 

Ini keluarga saya (normal Malay phrase)

Ini ialah keluarga saya  (With emphasis, e.g. when referring to a family photo)

Adalah links with quality

Anak orang itu adalah cantik

Pelajar Universiti Nasional Singapura adalah pandai

Ada = have, e.g. Dia ada wang

Hence the differences between ada and adalah are that:

Ada is followed by a noun: Ali ada dua orang anak lelaki.

Adalah is followed by an adjective:

Rambut Mimi adalah panjang dan hitam

Adjective is taught next week.

terima kasih

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