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IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay engkau, from Proto-Malayic *kau(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(i-)kahu, from Proto-Austronesian *(i-)kaSu.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

engkau

  1. (Borneo, Medan, informal) Second-person singular pronoun: you, your, yours

SynonymsEdit

Indonesian informal second-person pronouns:


MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayic *kau(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *i-kahu, from Proto-Austronesian *i-kaSu.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

engkau

  1. you, your

Usage notesEdit

Largely used in poetry and songs, and informally between contemporary speakers, especially of the same gender, or with a tone of disapproval. Also used to address God (capitalized i.e. Engkau).

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