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“Kira-kira Lima Belas Kilometer” which means “About Fifteen Kilometers”

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Voice of Indonesia presents Let’s Speak Indonesian, a program that introduces the Indonesian vocabulary and guides you to speak in the language. Mari Berbahasa Indonesia or Let’s Speak Indonesian is a joint initiative of Voice of Indonesia and the Language Development Agency of the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture.  Today’s topic is still about Sakit which means Sick. 

Here is the conversation entitled “Kira-kira Lima Belas Kilometer” which means “About Fifteen Kilometers”. This dialog is between Kevin and a taxi driver on the way to clinic. Let’s read to the conversation.

Kevin

Berapa jarak dari sini ke Klinik  Yasmin ?

Supirtaksi

Kira-kira lima belas kilometer.

Having listened to the conversation, now I am going to introduce some vocabulary and expressions related to the topic of the day.

berapa jarak?

(2X) which means

How far?

dari sini

(2X) which means

From here

ke Klinik Yasmin

(2X) which means

To Yasmin Clinic

Berapa jarak dari sini ke Klinik Yasmin?

(2X) which means

How far is Yasmin Clinic from here?

kira-kira

(2X) which means

About

lima belas kilometer

(2X) which means

Fifteen kilometers

Kira-kira lima belas kilometer.

(2X) which means

About fifteen kilometers

pasien

(2X) which means

Patients

Berapa jumlah pasien hari ini?

(2X) which means

How many patients are there today?

Kira-kira dua puluh orang.

(2X) which means

About twenty people

Berapa berat badan anak ibu?

(2X) which means

How much does your child weigh?

Kira-kira empat kilogram.

(2X) which means

About four kilograms

In the dialog, you listen to an expression “Kira-kira lima belas kilometer”   (2X) which means “About fifteen kilometers”. In the expression, there is the word kira-kira (2X) which means about. It used to estimate something, for example time, number, weight and measurement such as distance like in the dialog.

Other examples

Let’s listen to the usage of the word kira-kira in some other contexts.

Berapa jumlah pasien hari ini? (2X) which means How many patients are there today?

Kira-kira dua puluh orang (2X) which means About twenty people

Berapa berat badan anak Ibu? (2X) which means How much does your child weigh?

Kira-kira empat kilogram (2X) which means About four kilograms

That was “Let’s Speak Indonesian for today. Hopefully, this edition can be useful for those of you who want to know more about Indonesian language

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