Indonesian Idioms and Expressions is a collection of Indonesian expressions, including proverbs, slang, quotations and acronyms, that offers a commentary on their origins, as well as insights into Indonesian culture, customs, and history. The book is an informal compendium designed to be both educational and easy to read. There are four parts in the book, and the chapters hit on various linguistic themes, among them wisdom, characters, animals, food, slang, family affairs, and politics. Entries include the expression in Bahasa Indonesia, a translation, an equivalent expression in English, and an explanation if necessary. The idea is to learn about Indonesian through the texture and content of its language, rather than the headlines—often bad ones—that tend to dominate perceptions of the vast country.
Communicate in Indonesian like a native speaker. Learn everyday expressions and idioms that will make your Indonesian more natural and fluent, while developing an awareness of Indonesian culture. Designed for learners of Indonesian of all ages, this book consists of 100 most common Indonesian idioms. Each idiom comes with both literal and figurative English translations as well as a vivid illustration. Readers will also learn how to use the term in context with examples provided.
Cekidot, gan!—"Check it out Boss!" Kamu Dodol—"You're a coconut fudge!" (You're slow on the uptake) This book is an informal compendium of Indonesian expressions, including proverbs, slang, quotations and acronyms. The unique aspects of the Indonesian language offer one of the best windows into Indonesian culture. Slang, titles, proverbs, nicknames, acronyms, quotations and other expressions reveal its character, in the words of its people and are a great way to learn Indonesian culture. This book of expressions looks at Indonesia with the help of its national language, bahasa Indonesia. It describes Indonesians and their fears, beliefs, history and politics, as well as how they live, fight, grieve and laugh. Indonesian is a variant of Malay, the national language of Malaysia, and many of its expressions come from the Malay heartland of Sumatra island. Indonesian has also incorporated terms from Javanese, the language of the dominant ethnic group in a huge nation of more than 17,000 islands. Although Indonesian is officially a young language, it contains words from Sanskrit, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Portuguese and English, a legacy of the merchants, warriors, laborers and holy men who traveled to the archipelago over the centuries. The Indonesian language was a nationalist symbol during the campaign against Dutch rule in the 20th century. Indonesians who fought against colonialism made it the national language in their constitution when they declared independence in 1945. Two generations later, modern Indonesians love word play. The tongue slips and skids, chopping words, piling on syllables and flipping them. Indonesians turn phrases into acronyms, and construct double meanings. Their inventions reflect social trends, mock authority, or get a point across in a hurry. This book divides Indonesian expressions into categories such as food and wisdom, politics and personalities. The format is the same in each chapter. An expression in Indonesian, or sometimes a regional language in Indonesia, is followed by a translation, an interpretation of the meaning, and usually a summary of the idiom's origin or background. Some translations are more literal than others, reflecting an effort to balance clarity of meaning with the flavor of the original words.
Indonesian Idioms and Expressions is a collection of expressions, proverbs, slang, quotations and acronyms, offering a commentary on their origins, as well as insights into Indonesian culture, customs, and history. An informal compendium, Indonesian Idioms and Expressions is designed to be both educational and easy to read.
This is the most up-to-date Indonesian Dictionary on the market Tuttle Concise Indonesian Dictionary has both Indonesian to English and English to Indonesian sections. It's compact size allows for easy transport without limiting the content. This Indonesian dictionary is perfect for Indonesian language students, or business people and tourists traveling to Indonesia. It contains over 20,000 words and expressions, carefully selected to cover all important aspects of life and commerce in Indonesia. In addition, extensive information on Indonesian grammar and Indonesian pronunciation are included. Concise Indonesian Dictionary contains the following features: 25,000 Indonesian words and expressions. Up-to-date local Indonesian slang and idioms. A guide to Indonesian pronunciation and Indonesian Grammar. English and Indonesian Script. Extensive notes with detailed tips on usage and social context. Parts of speech, common phrases and idiomatic expressions. Other dictionaries in this bestselling series you might be interested in include: Concise Tagalog Dictionary, Concise Vietnamese Dictionary, and Concise Balinese Dictionary.
With a pocket-sized format and easy-to-read type, anyone can look up words quickly and easily with this handy little Indonesian dictionary. Tuttle's Mini Indonesian Dictionary is ideal for use by tourists, students, and business people traveling to Indonesia, or as an Indonesian language study reference. In addition to being an excellent English to Indonesian dictionary and Indonesian to English dictionary, this reference guide contains essential notes on the Indonesian language, Indonesian grammar and pronunciation. All Indonesian words are written in romanized form, as well as Indonesian script—so that, in case of difficulties, the book can be shown to a native speaker. This mini dictionary contains the following essential features: Bidirectional Indonesian–English and English–Indonesian Over 12,000 essential Indonesian words, as well as useful Indonesian expressions and idioms All the latest Indonesian social media and computer terms May be used for all U.S. ESL standardized testing
Do you want to learn Indonesian the fast, fun and easy way? And do you want to master daily conversations and speak like a native? Then this is the book for you. Learn Indonesian: Must-Know Indonesian Slang Words & Phrases by IndonesianPod101 is designed for Beginner-level learners. You learn the top 100 must-know slang words and phrases that are used in everyday speech. All were hand-picked by our team of Indonesian teachers and experts. Here’s how the lessons work: • Every Lesson is Based on a Theme • You Learn Slang Words or Phrases Related to That Theme • Check the Translation & Explanation on How to Use Each One And by the end, you will have mastered 100+ Indonesian Slang Words & phrases!
Look up words quickly and easily with this travel-sized Indonesian dictionary. Intended for use by tourists, students, and business people traveling to Indonesia, Pocket Indonesian Dictionary is an essential tool for communication and a great way to learn Indonesian. It features all the essential Indonesian vocabulary appropriate for beginning to intermediate students. It's handy pocket format, and easy-to-read type will make any future trip to Indonesia much easier. In addition to being an excellent English to Indonesian dictionary and Indonesian to English dictionary, Pocket Indonesian Dictionary contains important notes on the Indonesian language, Indonesian grammar and Indonesian pronunciation. All words are written in English as well as Indonesian script so that in the case of difficulties the book can simply be shown to the person the user is trying to communicate with. This Indonesian dictionary contains: Bidirectional English-Indonesian and Indonesian-English sections Over 12,000 essential words and expressions Headwords printed in bold for quick and easy reference Latest computer, mobile phone, Internet and social media terms A basic overview of grammar and pronunciation
This is more than just a handy Indonesian phrasebook, with additional information on the culture and also tips to be easily accepted by local Indonesians. Includes video links in the book for enhanced learning. Any seasonal traveler to Indonesia will tell you that having the ability to speak the Indonesian language and knowing its culture will make a huge difference in a person’s travel experience in Indonesia, be it on a business trip or a leisure holiday visit. Knowing the very essentials of the language will get you around easily, accomplishing daily activities, from relating to the people, travelling from point to point, paying for the right product at the right price, checking-in and out of hotels, dinning-in and getting much more out of your visit. That is the reason for this book which is designed for all travelers to Indonesia. The focus here is not only on effective communication, but also on simple grammar understanding, proper sentence construction, generating the right word for the right context, cultural exposure, and even tips to get the Indonesians to accept and embrace you better. It is organized to be easy, simple, concise, comprehensive and useful and yet not information dumping. Throughout the learning process, knowledge learnt will be accumulative, so you get to acquire the necessary skills to speak the language better and more effective with every chapter of learning. Every chapter has a good mix of theory and practical, and contain common phrases that can be used immediately. Learners can immediately start to speak and communicate with the locals without having to first complete learning the whole book. Learn Indonesian Language Phrase Book covers: 1.Hundreds of useful Indonesian words and phrases 2.200 most common words in Indonesian 3.100 most common verbs, adjectives and nouns 4.Arranged by topic and situation for easy use and reference 5.Grammar and pronunciation guide 6.Cultural exposure and tips to be easily accepted by locals 7.Complete guide to the affixation system with clear explanation 8.Make learning simple, easy and fun with selected video clips 9.Material is arranged in a step-by-step manner. 10.Books are compact (in size) but comprehensive (in information) 11.Instructions are easy to follow and understand 12.Books can be used for self-improving or in a class learning environment 13.Good mixture of theory and practical 14.With the learning system of Language Made Easy Series, learners will learn the most important part of the language in a systematical manner, so they can apply the knowledge almost immediately