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Wind Direction (Arah Mata Angin)

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This is Voice of Indonesia with “Let’s Speak Bahasa Indonesian,” a lesson in the Indonesian language on the radio, introducing some Indonesian vocabulary and tips on how to use it in conversation. This segment is a joint initiative of Voice of Indonesia and the Language Development Agency at the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture. Today’s  topic is Arah Mata Angin or ‘Wind Direction’.

Next  is a conversation about  Arah Mata Angin  or in English  ‘Wind Direction’. Tony is at Prambanan Temple area along with a tour guide, Nina.

Pemandu wisata

Selamat datang di kawasan  Candi Prambanan. Di sini ada empat gerbang:  Gerbang Utara, Timur, Selatan dan Barat.

Tony

Oh, sekarang  kita ada di mana?

Pemandu wisata

Gerbang Timur. Gerbang Timur adalah gerbang utama.

As usual, after the conversation, I’ll introduce some vocabulary and expressions related to the topic today. I’ll say each word slowly, and twice. You can follow after me.

Selamat datang di kawasan Candi Prambanan

(2X) in English

Welcome to Prambanan Temple

Gerbang

 

Gate

Gerbang  utama

 

Main gate

Sekarang kita ada di mana?

 

Where are we now?

Utara

 

North

Timur

 

East

Selatan

 

South

Barat

 

West

There are 4 wind directions in the Indonesian language. They are utara (north), timur (east), selatan (south)and barat (west).

The question which is usually asked in some tourism objects is like ‘Pintu keluar ada di mana?’ or in English where is the exit gate?. The answer are Di sebelah barat (on the west), Di sebelah utara (on the north).

When someone answers by using wind directions, you have to know where you are and of course, you also have to remember the direction of the wind in Indonesian Language.

Before we end today’s “Let's Speak Bahasa Indonesia”, for more details, let's listen to the conversation once more.

Pemandu wisata

Selamat datang di kawasan  Candi Prambanan. Di sini ada empat gerbang:  Gerbang Utara, Timur, Selatan dan Barat.

Tony

Oh, Sekarang  kita ada di mana?

Pemandu wisata

Gerbang timur. Gerbang timur adalah gerbang utama.

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