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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 Indonesian dialogue below from our Beginner Package to check your current level.
Hai Adam! ( )
Hai Joni! ( )
Gimana kabarmu? ( gimana = bagaimana = how )
Baik, kamu? ( )
Sama, baik juga. Kamu lagi ngapain? ( )
Lagi baca buku ( I'm reading a book. )
Buku apa-an? ( What kind of book? )
Buku sejarah ( A history book. )
Ayo, silakan duduk ( Please, have a seat. )
Makasih ( Thanks. )
Mau minum? ( )
Mau ( )
Mau minum apa? ( )
Air putih saja ( )
Oke, sebentar ya ( )
Mau makan? ( )
Ngga, makasih. ( )
Saya tadi udah sarapan di rumah. ( )
Kamu sarapan apa pagi ini ( )
Sereal dan donat ( )
Kamu udah sarapan? ( )
Ya, saya juga udah sarapan. ( )
Orang tua kamu di mana? ( )
Masih kerja. ( )
Ibu kamu juga masih kerja? ( )
Ya. ( )
Kapan ibu kamu pulang ? ( )
Biasanya jam 5 (lima) sore. ( )
Apa-an tuh? (Apa itu?) ( )
Itu bunga matahari. ( )
Beli di mana? ( )
Di Bandung. ( )
Kapan belinya? ( )
Minggu lalu. ( )
Bagus loh bunganya.. ( )
Kamu mau pergi ke mana sekarang? ( )
Saya mau main ke rumah teman. ( )
Di mana rumahnya? ( )
Di Kalibata, di samping Mal Kalibata. ( )
Terus, kamu sekolah di mana sekarang? ( )
Di Setiabudi, di jalan Anggrek V. No 10 (sepuluh). ( )
Ooh, belakang PERBANAS ya? ( )
Ya, persis. Kamu tau Setiabudi? ( )
Ya, dikit. ( )
Di mana adikmu? ( )
Dia lagi tidur. ( )
Sori, saya lupa, siapa namanya? ( )
Budi. ( )
Oh ya, baru ingat sekarang. ( )
Sori yah, saya harus pulang sekarang, makasih ya. ( )
Sama-sama. ( )
What's the best way to learn Indonesian?
It's a simple process of 'physical training', progressing step by step. You learn 10 words, then another 5 while continuing to use the previous 10, then another 5, and another 5, while continuing to use the words you've previously 'learned', and so on. Each step builds on the previous step.
We've designed the program to do just that. 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.
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 this clearly in our 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.