Soalan baru dan lama: New and old questions

Soalan Lama

instead of Farah suka berbelanja di Bugis

can i say Farah suka membeli belah di bugis?

Boleh kedua-dua sama sahaja.

 

Soalan Baru

pamela betanya harga bagi beg baru,

can it be pamela bertanya harga beg baru ?

wHat is the purpose of bagi?

 

Bagi prevents that  [*Pamela is asking [as in Talking to] the new price.]  bagi also implies that pamela is asking [somebody] for the new price. However, somebody is a standard background information because the sales assistants  being asked is not the focus of the phrase.

2 thoughts on “Soalan baru dan lama: New and old questions

    1. Bagi is used in written Malay and textbook in school.
      You find it innthe dictionary.
      Informal Malay is Malay spoken in less formal situation but no less Malay

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