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Can you help? I have a problem with the word "yang".

hello friends, I always get confused with the word "yang", when not using it, I very confusing word, thank you very much., terima kasih !!!

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    Can you help? I have a problem with the word "yang".

    hello friends, I always get confused with the word "yang", when not using it, I very confusing word, thank you very much., terima kasih !!!

     

    Hey! Yang is something that is quite an easy thing to understand but difficult to explain. A lot of foreingers I know have problems with this, so don't worry! For now, try to get the basic meaning of these following sentences. I have written a proper translation, followed by a literal translation so you can see what 'yang' really means (green coloured):

     

    1) Bukumu yang mana?

    Official translation: Which is your book?

    Literal translation: Which is the one that is your book?

     

    2) Yang itu!

    Official translation: That one!

    Literal translation: That is the one!

     

    3) Siapa yang berbicara bahasa indonesia tadi? 

    Official translation: Who spoke Indonesian just now?

    Literal translation: Who is the one who spoke Indonesian just now?

     

    4) Yang berbicara bahasa indonesia tadi itu Adit.

    Official/Literal translation: The one who spoke Indonesian just now was Adit.

    (Here the official and literal translations match).

     

    4) Buku saya yang merah.

    Offical translation: My book is the red one.

    Literal translation: My book is the one that is red.

     

    5) Pencuri yang datang ke rumahmu kemaren sudah ditangkap polisi. 

    Offical translation: The thief who came to your house yesterday has now been caught.

    Literal translation: The thief, the one who came to your house yesterday has now been caught.
     

    I hope I'm not over-complicating things, but that the literal transnations are generally what yang means, and the various shades of meaning that 'yang' conveys.

     

    Cheers and good luck!

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