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Kapan Tiba? (When did you arrive?)

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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 Kapan Tiba? in English ‘When did you arrive?.

Read to this conversation about Kapan Tiba which means ‘When did you arrive?’. At campus auditorium, Kevin is talking with Siti, a friend whom Kevin just met during orientation activity at their campus.



Kevin , kapan kamu tiba di Indonesia?


Satu minggu yang lalu.

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

Kevin, kapan kamu tiba di Indonesia?

(2X)which means

Kevin, when did arrive in Indonesia?

Satu minggu yang lalu.


A week ago/last week

When you want to ask about time, you can use the word kapan which means ‘when’.

Let’s follow the example:

Kapan kamu tiba?     which means      When did you arrive?

To respond to the question. kapan, you can answer by using the adverb of time.

For example: Satu minggu yang lalu which means last week/a week ago.

Now, here are other adverbs of time in Indonesian language:

- besok                         which means      tomorrow

- lusa                                                         the day after tomorrow

- kemarin                                                  yesterday

- minggu yang lalu                                last week

- satu bulan yang lalu                                     last month

- tahun depan                                          next year

- bulan depan                                          next month


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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