(Do you want to continue learning Indonesian?)
Have you learned the Indonesian word 'terusin' and more importantly the verbal ending '-in'? If not, you've missed some VERY important lessons that would have helped your learning immensely! Not to worry though, you've found us and we can help you learn Indonesian the way it's really spoken.
Try listening to the Level 1 Indonesian dialogue below from our Beginner Package to check your current level. If you find this easy, then you're ready for our the Pre-Intermediate Package.
(Mouseover will show the English translation of the Indonesian words still being learned.)
Hai Adam! ( Hi, Adam! )
Hai Joni! ( Hi, Joni! )
Baik, kamu? ( Fine, and you? )
Buku apa-an? ( What kind of book? )
Makasih. ( Thanks. )
Mau minum? ( Do you want something to drink? )
Mau. ( Sure. )
Mau minum apa? ( What would you like? )
Oke, sebentar ya. ( Ok, just a minute. )
Mau makan? ( Do you want something to eat? )
Ngga, makasih. ( No, thank you. )
Kamu udah sarapan? ( Have you had breadfast? )
Orang tua kamu di mana? ( Where are your parents? )
Ya. ( Ya. )
Apa-an tuh? (Apa itu?) ( What's that? )
Beli di mana? ( Where did you buy it? )
Di Bandung. ( In Bandung. )
Di mana rumahnya? ( Where does he live? )
Di Kalibata, di samping Mal Kalibata. ( In Kalibata, beside Kalibata Mall. )
Ooh, belakang PERBANAS ya? ( Ooh, behind Perbanas ya? )
Ya, dikit. ( Yeah, a little bit. )
Di mana adikmu? ( Where's your brother? )
Budi. ( Budi. )
Is this really the best way to learn Indonesian?
Quite simply, YES! But if you've found another method, we'd love to see it. You see, it's a simple process of 'physical training', progressing step by step. You learn a few words, then another few while continuing to use all the previous words until they become 'second nature' and you never even made an effort to memorize any of them. In fact, thinking about it will often lead to mistakes and simply replying instinctively will almost always be correct, IF you've learned 'intuitively' and 'physically'.
We've designed the program so that each step builds on the previous step. And quite literally, you 'speak to learn Indonesian'. The physical process of speaking and practicing getting the proper pronunciation and intonation allows you to learn the language almost effortlessly.
Each of our learning packages are also designed to 'activate' what you're learning by having you do simple exercises. The physical action required in the exercises progressively stimulate an action which helps build and strengthen the neural connections which are being built. Again, this process makes the learning almost effortless.
You can see a sample of all the exercises in our beginner audio series Bob Saja (Just Bob). (Clicking will open the dialogue in a new tab and you can then work through the exercises.)
We also realize that an effective language learning program has to take several approaches in order for a student to completely learn and understand the material. Thus, there is a lot of overlap between the dialogues. When you see and hear a word or phrase that you 'sort of remember' in a new context, that's when it 'clicks' and gets locked in to your long term memory.
So... Sekarang siap belajar bahasa Indonesia?
( Are you ready to learn Indonesian now? )
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Or check out our other Indonesian Learning Packages!
Beginner Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Or, learn Indonesian from your phone!
Audio Program for learning Indonesian
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