Let's Speak Bahasa

Let's Speak Bahasa (74)

28
September

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 Menjawab Soal Ujian in English ‘Answering Exam Questions’.

Read to this conversation about Menjawab Soal Ujian in English ‘Answering Exam Questions’.

Kevin

Maaf, pak .

Pak Bayu

Iya, Kevin?

Kevin

Bagaimana menjawab soal pilihan  ganda ini?

Pak Bayu

Berikan  tanda silang di huruf A,B,C, atau D di awal pilihan  jawaban.

Kevin

O, begitu. Terima kasih, Pak.

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

Bagaimana cara menjawab soal?

(2X) which means

How to answer the questions?

Pilihan ganda 

 

Multiple choice

Tanda silang

 

cross

Jawaban

 

answer

O, begitu

 

I see

Like it has been discussed before, the question word bagaimana, functions to ask the way or process of an activity. So, you have to mention the process or the way about the activity.

For example:

-Bagaimana cara mengerjakan soal  pilihan ganda ini? Which means    

‘How to complete the multiple choice questions?’

-Kamu bisa memberikan tanda silang pada huruf A,B,C atau D di awal pilihan jawabanwhich means ‘You can put a cross on the letters A, B, C or D at the beginning of the answer choices’.

To show that you understand the explanation of the way to answer the available questions, you can say Oh, begitu or baiklah which means ‘alright’.

For examples:

-Bagaimana cara mengerjakan soal? Which means ‘How to do the

questions?’

-Berilah tanda silang pada jawaban yang benar which means ‘put a

cross on the right answers’.

-O, begitu. Terima kasih which means ‘alright, thank you’

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.  

21
September

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 Kartu Peserta Ujian in English ‘Exam Participant Card

Read to this conversation about Kartu Peserta Ujian in English ‘Exam Participant Card’. Kevin asks Siti about how to get a semester exam card.

Kevin

Siti, kamu sudah mendapat kartu peserta ujian?

Siti

Sudah. Bagaimana denganmu?

Kevin

Aku belum. Bagaimana mendapat kartu itu?

Siti

Kamu datang ke ruang Tata Usaha. Katakan kamu minta kartu peserta ujian . Jangan lupa sebutkan nama dan jurusan kamu.

Kevin

O, mudah, ya. Kalau begitu, aku ke ruang Tata Usaha dulu, ya.

Siti

Baiklah.

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

Kartu peserta ujian

(2X) which means

Exam participant card

Bagaimana cara mendapat kartu itu?

 

How to get the card?

Ruang tata usaha

 

Administration room

Jurusan kuliah

 

Major

Mudah

 

To be easy

In a common conversation, the interrogative sentence can be written without the question word. In this interrogative sentence, intonation can distinguish between a question and a statement.

For examples:

-Apa kamu tahu cara mendapatkan kartu peserta ujian? (2X)

Do you know how to get an exam card?

-Siapa nama orang yang ada di ruang Tata Usaha? (2X)

What is the name of the officer in the Administration room?

-Di mana ruang Tata Usaha? (2X) where is the administration room?

-Kamu tahu cara mendapatkan kartu peserta ujian?  (2X)

You know how to get the exam card?

-Nama orang yang ada di ruang Tata Usaha? ( 2X)

The name of the administration officer?

-Ruang  Tata Usahanya? ( 2X) the administration room?

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.

16
September

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 Berkunjung ke rumah teman in English ‘Visiting friend’s house

Read to this conversation about Berkunjung ke rumah teman in English ‘Visiting friend’s house’. Kevin asks Siti’s mother whether Siti is at home.

Kevin               : Permisi, Bu.

Ibunya Siti       : Iya, Mas?

Kevin               : Ini rumah Siti, kan?

Ibunya Siti       : Iya, benar.

Kevin               : Siti ada di rumah?

Ibunya Siti       : Ada. Mas, siapa, ya?

Kevin               : Saya teman kuliah Siti, Bu.

Ibunya Siti       : Oh, teman kuliah. Mari masuk.

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

Ini rumah Siti, kan?   Which means     This is Siti’s house, right?

Siti ada di rumah?                                  Is Siti at home?

Siapa                                                         Who

Teman kuliah                                          College friend

Mari masuk.                                             Come in

The word –kan is an abbreviation of the word bukan and is usually used in interrogative sentence.  The word –kanis functioned to confirm something. The answer should be ya, tidak or bukan.

For example:

Didik                   : Kamu jadi mampir ke rumahku, kan?

                     (Which means ‘You stop by my house, right?’)

Mei                      : Iya. Setelah makan siang, ya.

                     (Which means ‘Yes. After the lunch, ok’)

Dina           : Kamu yang mengambil pensilku, kan?

                     (Which means ‘You took my pencil, didn’t you?’)

Rizky         : Bukan aku, Din. (Not me, Din)

                    

Nida           : Hatta, kamu tau rumah Sinta, kan?

                     (Which means ‘Hatta, you know Sinta’s house, right?’)

Hatta          : Tidak. Aku tidak tahu.

                     (Which means ‘No, I don’t know’)

Besides using the word kan or bukan, you can also use the word benar to confirm something. For example :

Officer       : Benar ini rumah Mei?

                   Which means ‘this is Mei’s house, right?’

Dina           : Iya. Benar. which means ‘yes, right’

Officer       : Apa benar Anda yang bernama Mei?

                   Which means ‘are you Mei?’

Dina           : Bukan, Pak. Saya Dina.

                   Which means ‘no, I am Dina’

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.  

14
September

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 Mampir in English ‘Stopping by’.

Read to this conversation about Mampir in English ‘Stopping by’. Kevin invites Siti to stop by his boarding house.

Kevin

Kosku di gang depan, Siti. Apa kamu mau mampir?

Siti

Apa kamu tidak repot kalau aku mampir ke kosmu?

Kevin

Tidak apa-apa. Ayo , mampir!

Siti

Baiklah

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

Apakah kamu mau mampir?

(2X)which means

Would you stop by?

Kos

 

Boarding house

Gang

 

alley

Tidak apa-apa

 

It’s ok

Ayo, mampir!

 

Let’s stop by

Apa tidak merepotkan kamu?

 

If you don’t mind

acara

 

event

Mungkin lain kali

 

Maybe next time

Mungkin lain waktu

 

Maybe next time

To invite someone to your home, you can say ayo, mampir, mari mampir which means ‘let’s stop by’. To respond to this invitation, people usually say apa kamu tidak repot, apa tidak merepotkan? Which means ‘if you don’t mind?’, then the answer is tidak or tidak apa-apa which means ‘it’s ok’/’my pleasure’.

For example:

Kevin:       Ayo, mampir ke tempatku which means      Let’s stop by

Siti:            Apa tidak merepotkan?                                  If you don't mind

Kevin:       Tentu tidak                                                        My pleasure

If you want to refuse someone’s invitation, you can say mungkin lain kali or lain waktu which means ‘maybe next time’

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.  

07
September

Voice of Indonesia presents “Let’s Speak Bahasa Indonesia,” a lesson in the Indonesian language on the Radio. We introduce some Indonesian vocabularies and tips on how to use them 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 Membeli Peralatan Mandi in English ‘Buying toiletries’.

Read to this conversation about Membeli Peralatan Mandi in English ‘Buying toiletries’. Kevin buys soap, toothbrush, toothpaste and shampoo at a grocery store.

Kevin

Permisi , Bu.

Ibu Rohaye

Ya?

Kevin

Mau beli peralatan mandi. Ada?

Ibu Rohaye

Ada. Butuhnya apa?

Kevin

Sabun, sikat gigi, pasta gigi, dan sampo.

Ibu Rohaye

Ini.

Kevin

Berapa total belanjaan saya?

Ibu Rohaye

Lima puluh ribu rupiah.

Kevin

Ini uangnya. Terima kasih.

Ibu Rohaye

Sama-sama.

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

Membeli

(2X) which means

To buy

Peralatan

 

equipment

Sabun

 

soap

Sikat gigi

 

Tooth brush

Pasta gigi

 

Toothpaste

Sampo

 

shampoo

Membeli sepatu

 

Buying shoes

Berapa harganya?

 

How much is it?

Dua ratus ribu rupah

 

Two hundred thousand Rupiah

Mencari sandal jepit

 

Flip flops

If you want to buy something, you can say saya mau beli which means ‘I want to buy’, saya mencari which means ‘I am looking for’ or you can say

Apakah adawhich means ‘Is there ….’

While, if you want to ask the total price of goods you buy, you can say berapa total belanjaan saya? or berapa semuanya ? Which means ‘how much is the total?’. For example:

-Saya mau beli sepatu ini. Berapa harganya?Which means I want to buy these shoes, how much is it?’

-Harganya dua ratus ribu rupiahwhich means ‘It is two hundred thousand Rupiah’.

-Saya mencari sandal jepit. Apakah ada?  which means ‘Is there a flip flops?’ and the answer certainly ada or tidak ada which means ‘there is’ or ‘there is not’.

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.  

02
September

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 Berapa lama saya boleh pinjam buku ini ? in English ‘How long can I borrow this book?’.

Read to this conversation about Berapa lama saya boleh pinjam buku ini ? in English ‘How long can I borrow this book?. Kevin borrows a book at the University’s library.

Kevin         : Berapa lama saya boleh pinjam buku ini ?

Librarian    : Paling lama satu minggu.

Kevin         : Baik.

Librarian   : Ini bukunya. Jika telat mengembalikan, kena denda.

Kevin         : Baik, Pak. Terima kasih.

Librarian   : Sama-sama.

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

Berapa lama saya boleh pinjam buku ini ? which means         How long can I borrow this book?

Paling lama satu minggu                                         at most one week

Maksimal                                                                     maximal/maximum

Pinjam                                                                          to borrow

satu minggu                                                               one week

denda                                                                           fine

When someone borrows something, they certainly get a deadline for borrowing. If someone borrows something to you, you have to ask them berapa lama kamu mau pinjam? To answer the question berapa lama which means ‘how long’, it is usually said ….hari (days), …minggu (weeks) or ….bulan (months). But if you want to bring it back sooner, you can use the word nanti by mentioning a certain time, such as nanti malam, nanti siang.

For example:

-Maksimal pinjam buku ini dua hari in English ‘you can borrow this book maximally two days’.

-Motor ini harus kembali nanti malam in English ‘this motorcycle must be returned this evening’.

Besides using the expression -berapa lama, you can also use the word kapan. For example:

Kevin   : Kapan aku harus mengembalikan buku ini? which means  ‘When do I must return this book?’

Putri     : Satu minggu, ya  which means ‘one week, ok?’

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.  

31
August

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 Di mana Letak rak Buku Ini? in English ‘Where is this bookshelf located?’.

Read to this conversation about Di mana Letak Rak Buku Ini?which meansWhere is this bookshelf located?. Kevin looks for BIPA book and asks the librarian where the bookshelf is.

Kevin

Permisi , Pak.

Librarian

Iya.

Kevin

Di mana letak buku BIPA?

Librarian

Di rak bagian bahasa Indonesia.

Kevin

Letak raknya di mana, ya?

Librarian

Rak keempat dari belakang. Di sebelah rak bahasa asing.

Kevin

Terima kasih , Pak.

Librarian

Sama-sama.

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

Di manakah letak rak buku BIPA?

(2X) which means

Where is the bookshelf of BIPA located?

Di mana letak....?

 

Where is it?

Letaknya di mana?

 

Where is it?

Rak

 

shelf

Di belakang

 

behind

Di sebelah

 

beside

When you want to ask about the place of an object, you can use the word di mana which means ‘where?’. The answer for the word di mana usually mentioning the place or direction, such as:

- di sebelah        which means      beside/next to

- di belakang                                  behind

- di samping                                   beside

- di depan                                                 in front

For example:

- Di mana rumah Sinta?     Which means     Where is Sinta’s house?

- Rumah Sinta di sebelah kantor pos              Sinta’s house is beside/next

to the post office.

In addition to di mana, you can also use the words ke mana and dari manato ask about the place or location. For examples:

- dia pergi ke mana? Which means ‘Where does she/he go?’.  This question can be answered with an expression: Dia pergi ke rumah nenek  which means ‘He/she goes to grandma’s house’.

- dari mana anda berasal? Which means ‘Where are you from/where do you come from?’. The answer is Saya berasal dari Jakarta which means ‘I am from Jakarta’/‘I come from Jakarta’.

That was “Let’s Speak Bahasa 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. 

19
August

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 Tolong cetak data ini?  in English ‘Please print this data’.

Read to this conversation about Tolong cetak data ini?which means ‘Please print this data’.Kevin wants to print an assignment at a computer rental service.

Kevin         : Mas Toni, tolong cetak ini

Mas Toni   : Baik

Kevin         : Terima kasih, Nama Foldernya Tugasku, ya mas

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

Tolong cetak data ini                   which means      please print the data

Baik                                                                     ok/alright

Terima kasih                                                     thank you

Nama Foldernya                                               name of the folder

Tugasku                                                             my assignment

The expression of tolong cetak data ini is an imperative sentence. To ask someone to do something for us, we can use the word tolong plus a verb or something we need for help. Like another expression, Tolong buka pintu”. To respond to the expression, we can use the word baik which means ‘ok’, when you can do it. But if you refuse to do it, you can use an expression maaf, tidak bisa, which means ‘sorry, I can’t’.

17
August

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 Boleh saya coba?  in English ‘May I try?’.

Read to this conversation about Boleh saya coba?  in English ‘May I try?’.

At the campus dance studio, Kevin sees Pak Darmaji playing the gamelan. Kevin is interested in asking Pak Darmadji to try to play it.

Kevin

Pandai sekali Bapak menabuh gamelan.

Pak Darmaji

Terima kasih pujiannya.

Kevin

Boleh saya coba?

Pak Darmaji

Tentu saja.

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

Pandai sekali Bapak menabuh gamelan.

(2X)which means

You are very good at playing the gamelan.

Iya. Terima kasih pujiannya!

 

Thank you for your complement!

Boleh saya coba?

 

Can I try?

Tentu saja.

 

Sure/of course

Usually, people in Indonesia ask for permission to someone by using the word boleh which means ‘may or can’.  The sentence, Boleh saya coba? Is used for spoken or informal language. If you want to say it politely, you can say Bolehkah saya mencoba? or Apakah saya boleh mencoba? which means may I try it?

To respond to the expression, you can say Tentu saja, which means you give the person permission to do it. While in a common situation, you can also  say Boleh, Boleh saja, Tentu saja boleh which means sure or  of course.

But if you want to refuse the permission, you can say Tidak boleh. More politely, you can say Maaf, tidak boleh which means ‘sorry, you may not’, sorry you can’t.

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.

12
August

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 Bagaimana memainkannya?  in English ‘How to play it?’.

Read to this conversation about Bagaimana memainkannya? In English ‘How to play it?’. Kevin asks Siti, how to play the gamelan music.

Kevin   : Bagaimana cara memainkannya?

Siti       : Cara memainkannya, yaitu dengan dipukul–pukul dengan alat pemukul.

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

Bagaimana memainkannya

Which means

How to play it?

Cara memainkannya yaitu dipukul-pukul

 

The way to play it is by beating.

Alat pemukul

 

Beating tool

To ask about how to use an object, you can use expressions.

For examples:

Bagaimana cara memainkan dram in English ‘how to play the drum?’.

To respond to the question/expression, you can answer in accordance with the way to use the tools.

For examples:

Kevin         : Cara memainkan dram yaitu dengan dipukul-pukul dengan alat pemukul  in English ‘The way to play the drum is by beating with drum sticks

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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