adalah

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay adalah. Equivalent to ada +‎ -lah.

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Verb[edit]

adalah

  1. to be identical to
    Pancasila adalah falsafah bangsa Indonesia.
    Pancasila is the philosophy of the Indonesian nation.
  2. to have the same meaning as
    Desember adalah bulan kedua belas.
    December is the twelfth month.
  3. to be included in a group
    Saya adalah pengagum Ki Hajar Dewantara.
    I am an admirer of Ki Hajar Dewantara.
    Dia adalah mahasiswa.
    He/she is a university student.

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Particle[edit]

adalah

  1. a connector between two pieces of sentence that confirms the details or explanation of the first part
    Yang perlu dikerjakan sekarang adalah membawa korban ke rumah sakit.
    What needs to be done now is to take the victims to the hospital.
    Kerjanya adalah menarik mahasiswa.
    His/her job is to attract students.

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Malay[edit]

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Particle[edit]

adalah (jawi spelling اداله)

  1. (predicate marker) to be
    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. Compare this with ialah, which has the same meaning but can only be used before nouns or verbs.

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