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He hasn’t come home yet, right? (Dia belum pulang ya?)

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Voice of Indonesia presents “Let’s Speak Bahasa Indonesia,” a lesson in the Indonesian language on the radio, introducing some Indonesian vocabulary and tips on how to use it in a conversation. This segment is a joint initiative of Voice of Indonesia and the Language Development and Cultivation Agency at the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture.  Today’s topic is  ‘He hasn’t come home yet, right? or Dia belum pulang ya?

Next is a conversation about Dia belum pulang ya?  or  ‘He hasn’t come home yet, right? Tony and Endah are talking about work.

Endah

Joko belum pulang, ya?

Tony

Ya, dia bilang ada rapat di kantornya

Endah

Dia selalu sibuk sejak menjadi manajer.

After the conversation, now I’ll introduce some vocabularies and idioms related to the topic today. I’ll say each word slowly and twice, you can follow after me.

Mas Joko belum pulang, ya?

(2X) which means

Mas Joko hasn’t come home yet, right?

Dia bilang ada rapat di kantornya.

 

He said, there is a meeting at his office.

Kantor

 

Office

Manajer

 

Manager

Dia selalu sibuk sejak menjadi manajer

 

He is always busy since being a manager.

Kamu orang Amerika, ya?

 

You are an American, right?

Minggu depan

 

Next week

Kamu bekerja di perusahaan asing, ya?

 

you work at foreign company, right?

dosen

 

Lecturer

istirahat

 

To take a rest

kuliah

 

To lecture

If you know something but you want to make sure, you can use the word Ya, at the end of the sentence. Like at the dialogue between Endah and Tony. Endah said Joko belum pulang, ya? She knows or just makes sure that Joko hasn’t come home yet. She asks Tony and makes sure about it.

Other examples :

-      Kamu orang Amerika, ya?  which means ‘you are an American, right?’

-      Kamu akan ke Indonesia minggu depan, ya? which means ‘you will go to Indonesia next week, right?’

-      Kamu bekerja di perusahaan asing, ya? which means ‘you work at foreign company, right?

The sentences are only used at the conversation.

Let’s follow to the next examples :

-      Joko belum pulang, ya? which means ‘Joko hasn’t come home yet, right?’

-      Ya. Dia bilang ada rapat di kantornya. Which means ‘Yes. He said there is a meeting at his office.’

An expression Dia bilangfor indirect sentence is usually used in informal conversation.

For eaxamples :

-      Tony bilang, dia bekerja sebagai teller di bankWhich means ‘Tony saidthat he works as a teller at the bank.’

-      Dinda bilang dia ingin jadi dosenWhich means ‘Dinda said that she wants to be a lecturer.’

Now let’s follow other examples of sentences for formal conversation:

-      Atasan saya mengatakan saya harus kuliah lagi. Which means‘My boss suggested that I have to continue my study.’

-      Dokter mengatakan bahwa saya harus istirahat. Which means ‘The doctor suggested that I must take a rest.’

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