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a sentence...

Postby adventrue » 2011-04-18, 8:46

What does the following phrase mean ?
"Tahukah Anda dalam tahun 1977 ini genaplah 20 tahun usia perkataan 'anda' sejak ia mulai dipakai dalam masyarakat Indonesia sebagai kata ganti orang kedua?'

The words I cannot find in the dictionary are 'dipakai' and 'kedua'.
WIthout them I get as far as ''Do you know that in the year 1977 when (what?) reached 20 years of age", the expression 'anda' (formal you) ...in Indonesian society...'.

Thanks for any help!

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Re: a sentence...

Postby adrnstyd » 2011-04-25, 23:16

Hi, adventrue!
I want to try to translate the sentence. I think it would be like this:
"Do you know that in this year of 1977, it has been 20 years since the first time the word "Anda" was used in Indonesian society as a second-person pronoun."
I hope you understand what I mean.

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