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What is the difference between punya and mempunyai?

 

They both mean "to have".

For learning: Indonesian
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    hmm, I think they are all the same. 'mempunyai' comes from a root word 'punya'. i mempunyai, simply u add som affixes 'me' and 'i' the formula will be me+punya+i it'll be pronounced as mempunyai. For me, 'punya' sounds less formal than 'mempunyai' :D

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    punya is informal, mempunyai is formal :)

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