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Makanan Khas (Typical Food)

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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 Development Agency of the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture.  Today’s topic is Makanan Khas in English ‘Typical Food’.

Read to this conversation about  Makanan Khas  in English ‘Typical Food’. Kevin stopped at a food stall that sells typical food of Labuan Bajo.

Kevin

Permisi, Bu. Saya mau pesan nasi kolo, jagung bose, dan ikan kuah asam.

Seller

Baik mas. Apa Anda mau coba sambal teri?

Kevin

Bagaimana rasanya?

Seller

Rasanya pedas dan asin. Cocok dimakan dengan ikan kuah asam

Kevin

Kalau begitu, saya pesan sambal teri untuk satu porsi.

Seller

Ya, mohon tunggu sebentar

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

Pesan 

To order

Coba 

To try

Sambal 

Condiment

Bagaimana rasanya? 

How does it taste?

Porsi 

Portion

Pedas 

Spicy/hot

Asin 

Salty

Asam 

Sour

Manis 

Sweet

Pahit 

Bitter

If you want to order food, you can use the expression Saya mau pesan in English ‘I want to order’. If you want to ask about the taste of the food, you can use the interrogative sentence, Bagaimana rasanya? Or Seperti apa rasanya? In English ‘How does it taste?’ 

For examples:

Kevin                   Permisi, bu. Saya pesan satu porsi ikan kuah asam  which

means ‘Excuse me. I want to order fish with sour soup’

Seller         Baik. Apa Anda mau coba sayur pare? Which means ‘Ok.

Do you also want to taste bitter melon?

Kevin         Seperti apa rasanya?  Which means ‘How does it taste?’

Seller         Rasanya sedikit pahit dan pedas which means ‘a little bit bitter and spicy’

Kevin         :Kalau begitu, saya pesan satu porsi sayur pare which

means ‘Ok, I want to taste a portion of bitter melon’.

Seller                   Ya, mohon tunggu sebentar  which means ‘wait a moment’.

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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