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29 Sep 2021

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"Itu adalah rute yang ter****" (It's the best route.) -- Which is correct, "terBAIK" or "terBAGUS"?

I often refer to the following article about the difference between "baik" and "bagus".
https://www.ilc-sydney.com/difference-between-b...

BAIK:
1. Human beings & their inner quality
2. Animals & their inner quality
3. Situations & relationships

BAGUS:
1. Inanimate objects & their quality
2. Intangible things & their quality

Based on this definition, the answer probably would be "terBAGUS", but the Duolingo sentence is "terBAIK". A native speaker explained (on another Duolingo discussion page) that "terbagus" in any cases sounds unnatural. He recommended us to always use "terBAIK" as a translation of "the best". Is that true?

The original sentence is retrieved from Duolingo:
https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/18526381
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"Itu adalah rute yang ter****" (It's the best route.) -- Which is correct, "terBAIK" or "terBAGUS"?

I often refer to the following article about the difference between "baik" and "bagus".
https://www.ilc-sydney.com/difference-between-baik-and-bagus/

BAIK:
1. Human beings & their inner quality
2. Animals & their inner quality
3. Situations & relationships

BAGUS:
1. Inanimate objects & their quality
2. Intangible things & their quality

Based on this definition, the answer probably would be "terBAGUS", but the Duolingo sentence is "terBAIK". A native speaker explained (on another Duolingo discussion page) that "terbagus" in any cases sounds unnatural. He recommended us to always use "terBAIK" as a translation of "the best". Is that true?
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