Soalan Pelajar Student Question

Hello Cikgu Sew,

I have a few questions regarding LAM1201, hope you can enlighten me.

1) May I know what is the difference between saying ‘ apabila’ and ‘bila’ for the question word ‘when’?

2) Also, under what context do we use saudara and saudari?

Thanks,

Hi

Bila = when as a question word.
Apabila is a conjunction connecting to events.

Saya makan nasi apabila saya lapar: I ate rice when I am hungry
While English lump both together Malay has separate ones.

Saudara and saudari are nouns for brother and sister (non-kinship ones)
They may be used as adress terms in interpersonal contexts.

Saudara Ali tidak suka makan nasi (Bro Ali dislikes eating rice)
vs.
Saudara, anda makan apa? (Bro, what are u eating?)

Saudari Mary belajar di NUS (Sister Mary studies at NUS)
vs.
Saudari, bas di sana (Sister, the bus is over there)

Of course, saudara can also be a relative as u have learned fr. ibu saudara.

Saudara saya tinggal di negara Jerman.
My relative lives in Germany

terima kasih
cikgu

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