Soalan Pelajar

1.    What is the difference between “binatang” and “haiwan”? Can we use “taman binatang?”

Binatang can mean beast.

Dia itu binatang > he or she is a beast.

We only say Taman Haiwan.

2.    Is “dahulu” and “pertama” interchangeable?

 No, dahulu is to do first, for an action e.g. makan dahulu (eat first)

Pertama is first in terms of numerical order

Hari pertama > first day

3.    What is the classifier for “kek”? It may not be small or round.

Sebiji Is the common classifier and sebuah can be used for a giant cake of the multiple levels. You can say sebiji kek seberat 4 kg

http://books.google.com/books/about/Sebiji_kek_yang_lazat.html?id=RskpOAAACAAJ

Sebiji kek yang lazat

Front Cover
 
lazat = tasty
 

4.    Which is correct? “Bersiul” or “menyiul”?  bersiul

5.    Are the following sentences correct?

“Selepas belajar di perpustakaan selama sepanjang hari, saya sangat letih dan pulang awal.”  Delete selama because ‘sepanjang hari’ implies duration.

“Dia senyum apabila Ali berkata bahawa gaya rambut yang barunya sangat cantik.”

…bahawa gaya rambutnya yang baru sangat cantik

“Ani ketawa kerana jenaka.”

Ani ketawa kerana suka hati atau berasa gembira

Jenaka is funny for describing a noun such as a story

Laughter is due to happiness

6.    How do I answer this question: “Anda suka muzik? Muzik yang bagaimana?” Why does it ask “How music?”

Saya suka muzik rock yang kuat, or muzik cina yang merdu, or muzik pop yang lama.

merdu = melodious

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