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Jumat, 17 Desember 2010

USEFUL VOCABULARY

Below are a few useful vocabulary examples for you to learn. Just make sure to stick around at bahasa corner to know more about our culture and to get the Indonesian language information here, especially if you decide to learn Indonesian with us. Indonesian course? You've come to the right place.

Good morning Selamat pagi 
Good afternoon Selamat siang/sore
Good evening Selamat malam
How are you? Apa kabar?
I’m just fine Saya baik-baik saja
Good bye Selamat tinggal
See you Sampai jumpa
Thank you Terima kasih
You’re welcome Sama-sama/kembali
Nice to see you Senang bertemu anda

Rabu, 15 Desember 2010

TIPS FOR LEARNING BAHASA INDONESIA

Care about Indonesian and want to take an Indonesian course? You've come to right place: bahasa corner dot com. Here are some tips which might help you improve your Indonesian skill when you're learning it.


1. Don't be afraid to make mistakes
Everybody makes mistakes even the teachers. The people whom you talk to will not laugh at you. You will know the correct ones if you make mistakes. They will help you out. They will feel great if they find someone who can speak Bahasa Indonesia in your country since few of you speak Bahasa Indonesia (B.I). So encourage yourself and be confident.

2. Observe the mouth movements of those who speak B.I well and try to imitate them.

When you are watching television, observe the mouth movements of the speakers. Repeat what they are saying, while imitating the intonation and rhythm of their speech.

3.
Read aloud in B.I for 15-20 minutes every day. Research has shown it takes about three months of daily practice to develop strong mouth muscles for speaking a new language.

4.
Record your own voice and listen for pronunciation mistakes.Many people hate to hear the sound of their voice and avoid listening to themselves speak. However, this is a very important exercise because doing it will help you become conscious of the mistakes you are making.

5.
Make a list of frequently used words that you find difficult to pronounce and ask someone who speaks the language well to pronounce them for you.Record these words, listen to them and practice saying them. Listen and read at the same time.  

6. Listen to B.I songs and sing It's a fun way to learn B.I with music and you can sing along. Just Try it!

7. Speak B.I Daily
Try to speak B.I daily with your friends who can speak B.I better and willing to help you out. You can do this by calling them via cellphone with cheap talk price providers  or others that might support you

8. Watch and Listen to B.I programs
Watch an listen  the B.I news from Indonesia on internet.
  this is a link that you can go at http://www.surfmusic.de/country/indonesia.html


9. Be patient
This is also important as we may know that learning a language takes time. It doesn't
happen overnight. People often expect instant results and give up too soon. You can change the way you sound if you are willing to put some effort into it.


GOOD LUCK !


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Getting a Taxi in Bahasa Indonesia

Learn Indonesian language with Bahasa Corner. Thinking about taking an Indonesian course, you've come to the right place. Learn the following short course about taking taxi in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. For further information about us click here.

 
John         : Taksi !
Taxi driver: Mau kemana pak?
John         : Saya mau ke jalan Sudirman.
Taxi driver: Silahkan masuk pak.
                  Bahasa Indonesia anda bagus. Asalnya dari mana pak?
John         : Saya dari Inggris. Bahasa Indonesia saya biasa saja. Berapa lama sampai ke Sudirman?
Taxi driver: Sekitar 40 menit pak.
 40 menit kemudian ..........
Taxi driver: Sudah sampai di Sudirman pak.  Read more.....





 

Indonesia



Indonesia consists more than 17,000 islands with its archipelago spans 5,120 km across the equator, positioned between the Asian and Australian continents.  Four-fifths of the area is sea with the major islands of Sumatera, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Papua.  The 300 ethnic groups that exist harmoniously give birth to a potpourri of cultures and fascinating people.  The major ethnic groups are: Javanese, Sundanese, Maduranese, Ambonnese and many others.  Arab, Chinese and Indian immigrants have also settled in regions throughout the country, particularly in the coastal cities.


 
Geographically, Indonesia's landscape is greatly varied.  Java and Bali have the most fertile islands and rice fields are concentrated in these two regions, whereas Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua are still largely covered with tropical rainforest.  Open savannah and grassland characterize Nusa Tenggara.
The lowland that comprise most of Indonesia has a characteristically tropical climate with abundant rainfall, high-temperatures and humidity.  Rainy Indonesia's tropical climate and unique geographical character provide shelter for flora and fauna that are as diversely rich as its land and people.  The plant and animals in Indonesia's western region represent that of mainland Asia while those in the eastern region are typical of Australia.  Endemic species, which are the pride of Indonesia exist in the central region, such as orangutans, tigers, one-horned rhinos, elephants, dugongs, anoas and komodo dragons.  The warm tropical waters of the archipelago nurture a rich marine environment that holds a myriad of fish, coral species and marine mammals.



A cultural heritage passed on through generations offers a wealth of traditional arts and crafts.  Batik, wooden carvings, weavings, silverworks and many other traditional skills produce exquisitely beautiful items.  Indonesia's multi-racial and multi-religious culture mean festivals steeped in traditions are celebrated throughout the year.  Frequently featured in these events are dances, wayang theaters and other performing arts




Bahasa Indonesia is the national language used ever since 1928 during the youth pledge. Although many people still use their tribal languages which consist more than 300 tribal languages yet they still understand the national language. And even the neighborhood countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunai Darussalam also do understand Bahasa Indonesia. In Australia, Bahasa Indonesia is now learned by the students there.   






Are you looking for an Indonesian course? Bahasa corner provides interesting articles related to Indonesian language. Click here if you care about music. Here for learning numbers. Or for a simple thing greeting.

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Tips for learning Bahasa Indonesia
Useful Vocabulary
The Right Place to Learn Bahasa Indonesia
Hotel Check in Conversation in Bahasa Indonesia
Self Introduction
Making a phone call in Indonesian language
Reading 1
Greetings in Bahasa Indonesia
Numbers in Indonesian language
Self Introduction 2
Latihan berbicara - Speaking exercise
Latihan berbicara 2 - Speaking exercise 2

VOWELS AND CONSONANTS IN BAHASA INDONESIA

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VOWELS
a is always pronounced like the English /a/ in ‘bar’; ‘far’; ‘car’. examples:  saya (I), kita (we), mereka (they)
i  is always pronounced like the English /ee/ in ‘see’; ‘meet’. examples: ini (this), kini (now), mini (mini)
u is always pronounced like the English /oo/ in ‘booth’; ‘hook’. examples: buku (book), pintu (door)
There are two ways of pronouncing the letter /e/ :
A weak one like the English /e/ in ‘payment’; ‘her.  examples: mentah (raw), pening (dizzy), emas (gold)
the other one is pronounced like the English /e/ in ‘pen’; ‘bet’ examples: merah(red), enak(delicious)
o is like the English /o/ in ‘mold’; ‘cold’ examples: toko(store), rokok (cigarette), obat (medicine)

CONSONANTS
c is pronounced like the English /ch/ in ‘cheer’ examples: cemas (worry), cerdas (smart) 
g is pronounced like the English /g/ in ‘golden’; ‘gulf’ examples: guru (teacher), gagal (fail)
j is pronounced like the English /j/ in ‘Jill’; ‘Jake’ examples: jelek (ugly), jawab (answer)
r is the rolled or trilled /r/ like the Italian or Spanish in ‘signora’; ‘senorita’ examples: ramah (polite), raih (reach), kabar (news)
h in initial position is pronounced clearly. In daily conversation is optionally audible like the English /h/ in hurricane examples: hutan (forest), hantu (ghost) 
h in medial position flanked by the same vowels is pronounced clearly examples: paham (understand), mahal (expensive) 
‘H’ in final position must be pronounced clearly otherwise the meaning changes. examples: marah (angry), pindah (move)
ng is pronounced like the English /ng/ in ‘bring’; ‘thing’ examples:. kuping (ear), terbang (fly)
ng +g is pronounced like the English /ng/ in ‘tango’; ‘finger’ examples:.bangga (proud), tunggu (wait)
ny is pronounced like the English ‘ny’ in ‘canyon’ examples:.banyak (many), penyakit (disease)
sy is pronounced like the English ‘sh’ in ‘show’; ‘sheperd’ examples:. syukur (grateful),
kh is pronounced like the Scottish ‘ch’ in ‘loch’. The words are mostly of Arabic origin examples: akhirat (afterlife), akhir (end), khusus (special)

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Selasa, 14 Desember 2010

Learn Bahasa Indonesia through Music

Learn Indonesian language with Bahasa Corner. It's a lot fun. Here is our pop music for you to enjoy as well as to learn. Improve your Indonesian here. Thinking about an Indonesian course? You've just come to the right place. Contact us for further information.



This is a great song from one of the popular Indonesian Bands known as "D'Massiv". 
The title is "Jangan Menyerah". All you have to do is listen and fill in the missing words from the words given.
video


JANGAN MENYERAH

* Tak ada manusia
   Yang terlahir (1)..........
   Jangan kau sesali
   Segala yang telah terjadi

Kita pasti pernah
Dapatkan cobaan yang (2)..........
Seakan hidup ini
Tak ada artinya lagi

Reff 1:
Syukuri apa yang ada
Hidup adalah (3) ..............
Tetap jalani hidup ini
Melakukan yang terbaik

Back to *
Back to: Reff 1


Reff 2:
Tuhan pasti kan menunjukkan
Kebesaran dan kuasanya
Bagi hambanya yang (4)...........
Dan tak kenal putus asa

Bridge:
Jangan menyerah (6x)

Back to: Reff 1 & Reff 2


Coda:
Dan tak kenal putus asa (2x)

Missing words: 

anugrah, sabar, berat, sempurna,

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IDIOMS IN BAHASA INDONESIA

Knowing of how idioms are used in bahasa Indonesia will surely make you feel comfortable when it comes to speaking informal Indonesian with its people. Learn a few examples below. Just make sure to stick around here when you care about learning Indonesian language with bahasa-corner.com online.


1) cuci mata = entertainment for oneself to see something beautiful or interesting
e.q:
Saya mau cuci mata ke mall
2) kambing hitam = scape goat
e.q: Jangan jadikan aku kambing hitam atas kesalahanmu
3) Si jago merah = fire during a burnout
e.q: Si jago merah membakar habis pertokoan itu.
4) kupu-kupu malam = a whore/ prostitute
e.q: Banyak kupu-kupu malam berkeliaran di malam hari di kota metropolitan
5) ringan tangan = a rude person who likes to hit easily on someone because of anger
e.q: Ayahku adalah seorang yang ringan tangan
6) hidung belang = a man who likes to have intimate relationship with a prostitute and do sexual harassment to a woman
e.q: para hidung belang sibuk mencari mangsa untuk kepuasan mereka
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Getting acquainted in Bahasa Indonesia
Learn Bahasa Indonesia through Music
Vowels and Consonants in Bahasa Indonesia

Getting Acquainted in Bahasa Indonesia

Looking for the right place to learn bahasa Indonesia? Here is the site for you to take an online Indonesian course. Especially if you happen to be employed in the greater Jakarta such as Bekasi, Cibitung, Cikarang and thereabouts, and think about taking an Indonesian course, contact us for more information Learning Indonesian language with us is just fun!

Now let's practice getting acquainted in bahasa Indonesia




Mike : Selamat siang
Ayunita : Selamat siang
Mike : Kenalkan, nama saya Mike Styler
Ayunita : Nama saya Ayunita Handayani. Panggil saja Ayunita.
Anda berasal dari mana?
Mike : Saya dari Melbourne, Australia
Ayunita : Anda tinggal dimana di Indonesia?
Mike : Saya tinggal di Kebon Jeruk
Anda tinggal dimana?
Ayunita : Saya tinggal di Kebayoran Lama. Ngomong-ngomong,
Bahasa Indonesia anda bagus sekali.
Mike : Nggak juga.
Ayunita : Anda belajar Bahasa Indonesia dimana?
Mike : Saya belajar dari bahasa corner di internet.
TRANSLATION
Mike : Good afternoon
Ayunita : Good afternoon
Mike : Let me introduce myself, I’m Mike Styler.
Ayunita : My name’s Ayunita Handayani. Just call me Ayunita.
Where are you from?
Mike : I’m from Melbourne, Australia.
Ayunita : Where do you stay in Indonesia?
Mike : I live in Kebun Jeruk. Where do you live?
Ayunita : I live in Kebayoran Lama. By the way, your
bahasa Indonesia is pretty good.
Mike : Not really.
Ayunita : Where did you learn bahasa Indonesia ?

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