To help you on your journey to fluency, knowing a large amount of vocabulary is really important in the process of learning a language. In the previous posts, we have already shared with you the Bahasa Indonesia words beruang, bisa, and orang tua. Now we are sharing yet another word to help you improve your knowledge and fluency!
Today’s word is . . . “Palu.”
Let’s have a look at the next following examples:
“Kamu harus berhati-hati ketika menggunakan palu supaya tanganmu tidak terpukul.”
“You must be careful when using a hammer so that your hand won’t be hit.”
“Ketika aku tinggal di Kota Palu, aku suka sekali mengunjungi Pantai Talise.”
“When I lived in Palu City, I loved to visit the Talise Beach.”
As you can see from the examples just shown, the Bahasa Indonesia word palu can mean either a “hammer” or it can also mean the name of the capital city of Central Sulawesi.
For both meanings, the word is pronounced and spelt the exact same way, however, “Palu” meaning the city will always have a capital “P” because it is the name of a place.
Because the two words have extremely different meanings, knowing the context of a conversation is really important in order to know which meaning of the word is being used.
For examples of the contexts where you can use these words, watch this video!
To help you increase your knowledge of vocabulary in Bahasa Indonesia dual-meaning words, don’t forget to read our other posts where we discuss the words apel, tinggal, lewat, pukul, halaman, and tahu.