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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 about Transportasi which means Transportation.

Here is the conversation entitled “Posisi Bapak dimana?” which means “Where are you, Sir?”. This dialog happens when Kevin orders an online taxi. A taxi driver is looking for Kevin, then he calls him to ask where Kevin is. Let’s read to the conversation.

 Sopir taksi

Siang, Pak. Posisi  Bapak di mana?

 Kevin

Saya di halte depan rumah sakit.

Sopir taksi

Baik. Mohon tunggu !

   

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

dimana

(2X) which means

Where

Posisi

(2X) which means

Position

di halte

(2X) which means

At the bus stop

Depan

(2X) which means

In front of

rumah sakit

(2X) which means

Hospital

Posisi bapak di mana?

(2X) which means

Where are you, Sir?

Saya di halte depan rumah sakit.

(2X) which means

I’m at the bus stop in front of the hospital

Mohon tunggu !

(2X) which means

Please wait!

kamu di mana?

(2X) which means

Where are you?

Di samping ATM. (Anjungan tunai Mandiri )

(2X) which means

Next to the ATM

dekat kafe

(2X) which means

Near the cafe

Aku di samping ATM dekat kafe.

(2X) which means

I’m next to ATM near the café

In the dialog, you hear the taxi driver say Posisi Bapak dimana? (2X) which means Where are you, Sir? In the statement, there is the word dimana? (2X) which means where? It is used to ask the location and position of someone, place, object and other things. For instance, Bapak dimana (2X) which means Where are you, Sir? In the dialog context betweenKevin and the taxi driver, the taxi driver is picking up Kevin and he wants to know the exact place where Kevin is waiting by asking Posisi Bapak dimana? (2X) which means Where are you, Sir?

Other examples:

Let’s listen to the other examples of expressions to ask someone’s position.

- Di mana posisi Bapak? (2X) which means Where are you, Sir?

- Saya di halte depan rumah sakit (2X) which means I’m at the bus stop in front of the hospital

- Kamu dimana? (2X) which means Where are you?

- Aku disamping ATM dekat kafe (2X) which means I’m next to ATM near the cafe

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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