…is laughter, questions, eureka! moments, fun and knowledge 😉
How do you master a new language?
Start with the most common words 🙂
Here’s a list for Bahasa Indonesia:
hati-hati = take care
Very common – especially with the crazy traffic going on, a gentle reminder to stay safe and watch out for the road 🙂
bisa = able / can
Questions like can you speak indonesian? = bisa bahasa indonesia?
can you this can you that all start with “bisa” and the answer will be “bisa” well.
belum = not yet
Answering a direct “no” to some questions is not very common, more likely say “not yet” (not yet been to Bali, not yet married, not yet ..)
sudah = already
for the same reason, saying “yes” is nicer to say “already!”
tanpa gula dan susu = without sugar and milk
Because Indonesians love their sweets very sweet they add in anything, even in the delicious freshly sqeezed fruit juices! All greenies are fresh here and taste fantastic, no need for the extra stuff so make sure you mention it! … Hmm, maybe for the avocado chocolate juice we can keep the chocolate…
tidak pedas = not spicy
Must.learn.fast. otherwise you end up with a mounth on fire and some very unconfortable intestines. Little by little you will get accostumed to the spices
sedikit = a little
We you do start to like the spicy sauce or chillies in your food, be precatious first few time, baby steps !
sampai jumpa = see you later!
it’s never goodbye, we will meet again ! 🙂
Amy is one of the best students, she recommends listening to music and watching movies as a good practice 🙂 Happy holding the manual, and while we were nervous waiting our turn for the hotel reservation practice, she did a great job 🙂
Making a reservation at a hotel is just one of the many useful things we learned this semester 🙂 We can successfully manage also shopping at the market, asking for tickets or information, giving directions, order food, express our feelings and desires.
Quite a good set of skills! 🙂
And there are the occasional lunches together 🙂
Ok guys, get ready for a group photo….
…and here it is !