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What’s The Difference?

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This is Voice of Indonesia with Let’s Speak Indonesian, a program that introduces the Indonesianvocabulary 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 isApa Bedanya?which means “What’s The Difference?. Stay tuned.

Read to this conversation aboutApa Bedanya?which means “What’s The Difference?”.

On Car Free Day.When Kevin is jogging, a young kid is crying because his balloon is burst. Kevin wants to buy him a new balloon. A balloon seller asks Kevin to choose which balloon he wants to buy.

Kevin

Pak, saya ingin membeli balon.

Pedagang balon

Silahkan dipilih, Nak.

Kevin

Berapa jenis balon yang Bapak jual?

Pedagang balon

Ada banyak. Silahkan dilihat-lihat dulu.

Kevin

Berapa harga balon yang merah ini, Pak?

Pedagang balon

Harganya tiga ribu rupiah.

Kevin

Kalau yang hijau, Pak?

Pedagang balon

Lima ribu rupiah.

Kevin

Apa perbedaan balon yang merah dengan yang hijau, Pak?

Pedagang balon

Balon yang hijau lebih besar daripada yang merah, Nak.

Kevin

Kalau begitu saya beli dua ya, Pak.

Pedagang

Yang mana, Nak? Yang merah atau yang hijau?

Kevin

Yang hijau, Pak.

I am going to introduce somevocabulary andexpressions related to the topic today, namely “Apa Bedanya?(2x) which means “What’s The Difference?”.

Saya ingin membeli balon.

(2X) which means

I want to buy the balloon.

Silahkan dipilih.

(2X) which means

Please choose one.

Silahkan dilihat-lihat dulu.

(2X) which means

Please have a look.

Berapa harga balon ini?

(2X) which means

How much is this balloon?

Tiga ribu rupiah.

(2X) which means

Three thousands rupiah.

Apa perbedaan yang merah dengan yang hijau?

(2X) which means

What’s the difference between the red and the green one?

Balon yang hijau lebih besar daripada yang merah.

(2X) which means

The green balloon is bigger than the red one.

Bahasa Indonesia.

(2X) which means

Indonesian language.

Nilai mu lebih bagus daripada nilaiku.

(2X) which means

Your score is better than mine.

Rumahmu lebih bagus daripada rumahku.

(2X) which means

Your house is nicer than mine.

Tulisanku kurang besar daripada tulisanmu.

(2X) which means

My handwriting is less bigger than yours.

Lebih tinggi .

(2X) which means

Taller.

Rambut lurus.

(2X) which means

Straight hair.

Gemuk.

(2X) which means

Fat.

In the dialog, there is an expression Balon yang hijau lebih besar dari pada yang merah (2x) which means The green balloon is bigger than the red one. The expression is used to compare two green and red balloons. Besides the expression lebih.......daripada(2x) which means more…….than, there is also another expression for comparison, namely kurang..........daripada (2X)whichmeans less……..than. The comparative expression is usually followed by adjective.

For example:

-Nilai bahasa Indonesiamu lebih bagus daripada nilaiku(2X)which means Your Indonesian score is better than mine

-Rumahmu lebih jauh daripada rumahku (2X) which means your house is further than mine

-Tulisanku kurang besar daripada tulisanmu (2X) which means my handwriting is less bigger than yours

Besides for comparing objects, the comparative expression is also used to compare people.

For example:

-Ari lebih tinggi daripada Andi (2X) which means Ari is taller than Andi

-Rambut Maya lebih lurus daripada Sarah (2X) which means Maya’s hair is straighter than Sarah’s

-Aku kurang gemuk daripada kamu (2X) which means I’m less fatter than you

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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