adalah

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Indonesian[edit]

Particle[edit]

adalah

  1. (predicate marker) am, is, are, was, were
    Dia adalah mahasiswa.
    He/she is a university student.

Usage notes[edit]

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.

Example:

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Malay[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

adalah

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

Usage notes[edit]

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.

Example:

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