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Where Do You Come From (Dari Mana Asal Anda)

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Voice of Indonesia presents “Let’s Speak Bahasa Indonesia,” a lesson in the Indonesian language on the radio. We introduce new 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 and Book Development Agency of the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture.  Today’s topic is Dari Mana Asal Anda? Or Where Do You From?

Today’s lesson is all about Dari Mana Asal Anda? Or Where Do You From?. Listen to this conversation between Kevin and Pak Imran. They are talking in the car on the way to a hotel.

Imran

Mas Kevin, dari mana asal Anda?

Kevin

Saya dari Darwin, Pak, Australia.

Imran

Oh, mas orang Australia.

Now I am going to introduce some vocabularies and expressions related to the topic today.

Dari mana asal Anda?

(2X) which means

Where do you come from?

Asal Anda dari mana?

 

Where do you come from?

Anda berasal dari mana?

 

Where do you come from?

Saya dari Darwin, Pak, Australia.

 

I come from Darwin, Australia, sir.

Saya berasal dari Indonesia.

 

I come from Indonesia

Oh, Mas orang Australia.

 

Ouh I see.

In the conversation pak Imran said Mas Kevin, dari mana asal Anda? To ask about someone’s origin, you can say:

Dari mana asal Anda?or

Asal Anda dari mana? or

Anda berasal dari mana?

The word dari mana (where do you come from) can be used to ask someone’s origin. To respond the question, you can mention the city/town or your own country. Let’s follow the next examples:

Dari mana asal Anda?      (where do you come from?)

Dari Jakarta                                    (from Jakarta)

Asal Anda dari mana?      (where do you come from)

Saya dari Indonesia                       (I come from Indonesia)

Anda berasal dari mana?            (where do you come from?)

Saya berasal dari Indonesia (I come from Indonesia)

Someone’s origin is usually connected with their citizenship. In the conversation, Pak Imran says Kevin adalah orang Australia or Kevin is Australian because Kevin comes from Australia. To mention about your citizenship, you can use the expression: saya orang .... followed by your country of origin. For example: Saya orang Australia, saya orang Indonesia, etc.

That was “Let’s Speak Bhs Indonesia”, a lesson in Bahasa Indonesia or the Indonesian language on the radio. Hopefully, this edition will be useful for those who want to know more about Bahasa Indonesia.  

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