menanjak vs menaiki vs mendaki vs memuncak So many listing for the English word 'Climb' So I don't get myself in trouble with this word.......could someone help be understand the best of the above four options for: 1) Physically climbing a mountain 2) Climbing up a ladder or a wall 3) Figuratively speaking: Ascending the company hierarchy or climbing the social ladder I guess that some of the words can be used in multiple situations. but would like to get people's thoughts on these words all the same.
Oct 15, 2018 2:53 AM
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for climbing the mountain is better to use word mendaki and for climbing up a ladder is menaiki
October 15, 2018
Selamat malam, Pak Lama tak jumpa dengan Bapak. Your questions are always good and intriguing. I'll start with the most common word. (1) Menaiki (naik) It literally means climb up on something. i.e. Dia sedang menaiki tangga ( he's climbing on the ladder) It means ride on something. i.e. Aku dapat menaiki sepeda motor ( I can ride a motorcycle ) However, it's more common to say “mengendarai”. (2) Mendaki (daki)      It refers to climb up a mountain or a hill.      i.e. Ayah gemar mendaki gunung ( Father likes mountain climbing) (3) Menanjak (tanjak) As an adjective, it means slightly tilted, it usually refers to the road. i.e. Jalan agak menanjak ( The road is slightly tilted ) As a verb, it usually indicates someone’s career ascends to a higher position. i.e. Karirnya sedang menanjak ( his career is ascending) (4) Memuncak (puncak)     It refers to critical or uptight event.     i.e. Kemarahannya makin memuncak ( His anger was getting worse ) (I'm not sure about the English translation) I crossed my finger hope that the explanation would help. Kind regards, Tere
October 15, 2018
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