So far in this series of “Bahasa Indonesia Words With Dual Meaning,” we have discussed many different words that can mean multiple things. We hope you haven’t missed our previous posts where we discussed the words tinggal, lewat, and pukul.
This time, we are discussing the word . . . “Apel.”
Many of you probably know what this word means, but to know its second meaning, let’s look at the following examples:
“Biasanya aku makan apel dan minum susu untuk makan pagi.”
“I usually eat apples and drink milk for breakfast.”
“Kantor kami megadakan apel pagi setiap pukul 06:00.”
“Our office has a morning ceremony every 6 o’clock.”
Just like the examples above show, the word apel can mean both “apple” and “morning ceremony” in English.
Although these two words are spelt the same way, they have very different pronunciations and are used in different contexts.
To hear the difference in their pronunciation and context, watch this video now!