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Biaya sewa kamar indekos (Cost of Boarding House)

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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 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 Biaya sewa kamar indekos in English ‘Cost of Boarding House’.

Read to this conversation about Biaya sewa kamar indekos which means Cost of Boarding House’. Kevin asks the house keeper about the cost of Boarding House rooms.

Kevin

Berapa biaya sewa kamar di sini?

Penjaga indekos

Mau kamar yang mana?

Kevin

Yang ada kamar mandi di dalam berapa?

Penjaga indekos

Satu juta seratus ribu rupiah .

Kevin

Kalau  yang kamar mandi di luar berapa?

Penjaga indekos

Delapan ratus ribu rupiah. Mau yang mana?

Kevin

Saya ambil yang kamar mandi di dalam saja.

Penjaga indekos

Oke.

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

Berapa

(2X) which means

How much

Biaya sewa

 

Rental cost

Kamar mandi di dalam.

 

Bathroom is inside.

Kamar mandi di luar.

 

Bathroom is outside.

Yang mana?

 

Which one?

Berapa biaya sewa kamar di sini?

 

How much does it cost for a room here?

Mau kamar yang mana?

 

Which room do you want?

Yang ada kamar mandi di dalam berapa?

 

How much does the cost for room with bathroom inside

Saya ambil yang kamar mandi di dalam saja

 

I take the room with bathroom inside.

In the conversation, Kevin asks the house keeperBerapa biaya sewa kamar di sini which means ‘How much does the cost for a room here?’. The question uses the word berapa in English ‘how much?’.  The word berapa is usually used if you want to ask about price.

For example: Berapa biaya  sewa kamar di sini? which means ‘How much does the cost for a room here’.

In responding the questionit is usually followed by another question to ask for choice of rooms with an expression Mau kamar yang mana? which means ‘which room do you want?’

In the conversation, the house keeper of boarding house answers  by mentioning the cost of the room such as satu juta seratus ribu rupiah which means ‘one million Rupiah’.  The house keeper also asks Kevin about the room he chooses, by saying: Mau kamar yang mana? which means ‘Which room do you want?’. This expression is used to ask about  the room choice.  Besides being used to ask about price, the word berapa which means  ‘how much’  which is used to ask about  amount of money.

For example:

-Berapa banyak  kamar di sini?  which means ‘how many rooms are available here?’.

-Berapa orang yang indekos di sini? which means ‘how many people are boarding here?

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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