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EtymologyEdit

From Malay adalah. Equivalent to ada +‎ -lah.

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adalah

  1. (predicate marker) am, is, are, was, were

Usage notesEdit

Adalah is a connector word which is often used like the English verb “to be”. It can be used for first person, second person or third person. Compare this with ialah, which has the same meaning but can only be used with third person.

  1. For example:
    Kerjanya menarik mahasiswaHis work attracts students.
    Kerjanya adalah menarik mahasiswaHis job is to attract students.

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MalayEdit

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adalah

  1. (predicate marker) am, is, are, was, were
    Ini adalah benar.
    This is true.

Usage notesEdit

Adalah is a connector word which is often used like the English verb “to be”. It can be used only before prepositions, postpositions or adjectives, and never for verbs. Compare this with ialah, which has the same meaning but can only be used before nouns.

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