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  Lesson 46  Prepositions:  kepada, daripada  
  (to, from a person)  

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A second reading (by Michelle Nor Ismat, a native speaker)

Tolong beri ini kepada dia.
Surat ini datang daripada siapa?
Daripada kawan saya.
Anda beli kasut untuk siapa?
Untuk anak saya.
Please give this to him.
From whom is this letter?
From my friend.
For whom are you buying the shoes?
For my child.


If you are confused whether to use ke or kepada and dari or daripada perhaps it might help if you remember that just as the word "place" has fewer letters than "people", similarly in Malay the shorter words (ke, dari) are used for "place" and the longer (kepada, daripada) are used for "people".
Other prepositions that are used with people eg. untuk (for) and dengan (with) have been dealt with in Lessons 39 and 41 respectively.

More sentences:

Anda hantar e-mel kepada siapa? (To whom are you sending the e-mail?)
You can also use the word kirim instead of hantar for "sending" a letter or email.
Saya hantar e-mel kepada emak saya. I am sending it to my mother.
You can also use the word ibu instead of emak for "mother".
daripada sekarang or dari sekarang = from now on

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