#EngTalk: Happy Silence Day is Selamat Hari Raya Nyepi?

Hiya fellas :) How has your Saturday been? Anyone having a long weekend holiday?

Those celebrating #EarthHour have a good one :) Admin will totally celebrate it on Nyepi Day even though not in Bali at the moment hehehe

Talking about Nyepi, the Balinese Hindu New Year Day, which is in the coming 31st of March…

If you want to say it in English, would you say Happy Silent Day or Happy Silence Day or Have a Great Day of Silence? #EngTalk

So far most of you answered “Happy Silence Day” and “Have a Great day of Silence” as Selamat Hari Raya Nyepi, why so? #EngTalk

Why not “Happy Silent Day”? Which one is the right one?

@EVITA: because ‘silent’ is adjective while ‘silence’ is noun. so the right ones is ‘happy silence day’ @EnglishTips4U

@anjani_jalan: but for us, the right one still Happy Nyepi Day :)

Yes it seems that the noun fits better doesn’t it?

Silent, an adjective is a kata sifat while silence, a noun, is a kata benda

But of course if you want to keep it with Happy Nyepi Day, it is fine too :)

Well I hope this short #EngTalk would clarify the difference and which one is best to be said :)

And not to forget, thank you to all fellas who participated :) Have a great weekend!

Happy Silence Day, Have a Great Day of Silence, Happy Nyepi Day to Indonesian Hindu fellas that are celebrating :D

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on March 29, 2014

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2 thoughts on “#EngTalk: Happy Silence Day is Selamat Hari Raya Nyepi?”

  1. The correct ones are

    “Happy Day of Silence” or “Happy Silent Day”
    To explain the noun we must put an adjective.

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