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Transportasi Umum = Public Transportation

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Voice of Indonesia presents “Let’s Speak Bahasa Indonesia,” a lesson in the Indonesian language on the radio. We introduce some Indonesian vocabularies 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 Transportasi Umum in English ‘Public Transportation’.

Read to this conversation about Transportasi Umum which means ‘Public Transportation’. Kevin asks Rama what mode of transportation can be used to go to campus.

Kevin         : Bagaimana cara naik transjakarta?

Rama         : Cek jalurnya. Tunggulah di halte bus yang

benar. Siapkan uang elektronik. Kalau bingung, tanya


Kevin         : Oke, terima kasih.

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

-cek jalurnya                which means      = check the lane                   

-tunggu                                                      = wait for   

-halte bus                                                  = bus shelter

-uang elektronik                                        = electronic money              

-bingung                                                    = confused

-petugas                                                    = officer

-Bagaimana cara naik transjakarta?      =How to go by TransJakarta


-Tunggulah di halte bus yang benar     = you have to wait at the

right bus shelter

-Siapkan uang elektronik                         = prepare for electronic money    

-Kalau bingung tanya petugas              = ask the officer if you are confused

In the conversation, Kevin asks Bagaimana cara naik transjakarta?. In his expression, there is a question mark bagaimana cara?. Kevin uses the expression to ask how to go by TransJakarta bus.

Such a question, usually people will mention some directions.

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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