WELCOME TO BAHASA CORNER

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Monday, March 28, 2011

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 .........

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

SELF INTRODUCTION

The Indonesian course you're looking for is here. Learn about how to make an acquaintance with other. You might also like Indonesian songs? Click here. More about Indonesian country click here.

SELF INTRODUCTION

A. KOSAKATA – VOCABULARY
Look at the list of vocabulary. Pronounce the vocabulary.
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Tinggal - Live, residence
Menikah, nikah - Married
Mempunyai, Punya – Have, own
Anak, anak-anak – Child, Children
Laki-laki, pria – Boy, man, male
Perempuan, wanita – Girl, woman, female
Pertama – The first
Kedua – The second
Bernama – Name
Saat senggang – During free time
Senang, suka – Like, love, keen on, fond of
Pemandangan – Scenery, view
Indah, cantik – Beauty, beautiful, nice
Sudah – Already
Belum – Not yet

B. MONOLOGUE
Read the monologue and answer the questions afterwards

Halo, nama saya Iwan Darwanto. Saya seorang pedagang buku. Saya tinggal di Kebayoran Lama, Jakarta Selatan. Saya sudah menikah dan saya mempunyai dua anak,    read more....

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hotel Check In Conversation In Bahasa Indonesia

Want to stay anywhere in Indonesian hotels? Curious to make a reservation? Learn how to say it in Indonesian here. Want to know more information about Indonesian course? Bahasa corner will provide what you need. Contact us here



Receptionist : Selamat Pagi. Ada yang bisa saya bantu?
John Gilles   : Saya ingin memesan kamar untuk 4 malam.
Receptionist : OK. Bisa sebutkan nama anda?
John Gilles   : John Gilles. G-I-L-L-E-S.
Receptionist : Anda berasal dari mana?

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Friday, March 4, 2011

The right place to learn Bahasa Indonesia

Care about Indonesia? Having a business to do with Indonesians? Looking for an Indonesian course? You've come to the right place.




This site is for those who want to learn Bahasa Indonesia and English language offline or online.

If you are around Jakarta, Bekasi, Cibitung, Cikarang and want to have private Bahasa Indonesia or English we will come to teach you at your place but if you are outside Indonesia and want to have online learning from yahoo messenger or skype just call us at +62 21 99563239 or email us at bahasacorner@yahoo.com or fill in this form for private contact



Friday, December 17, 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



Thursday, December 16, 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 !

Read also:
Getting Acquainted in Bahasa Indonesia
Getting a Taxi in Bahasa Indonesia
Vowels and Consonants in Bahasa Indonesia
Idioms in Bahasa Indonesia
Learn Bahasa Indonesia through music



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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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.

Read also:
Getting a Taxi in Bahasa Indonesia
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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Getting acquainted in Bahasa Indonesia
Idioms in Bahasa Indonesia
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