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Here's a sample of a conversation about the death of Soeharto as a warm up. Try to follow the sense of the discussion. Even if you're a beginner, have a listen to how the language sounds.
Please note, we don't have 'studio quality' on any of our recordings. Why not? Well, think about it, when is the last time you had a conversation in the complete silence of a recording studio? Our recordings are 'real' and prepare you for being able to manage a real conversation on your own.
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Check your basics:
Many, many times we get students who have studied elsewhere and have reached a fairly advanced level but have missed out on many fundamentals, or are making some basic mistakes, which have become bad habits; and they're very hard to break.
Try the samples below to see where you're at with your 'basic' Indonesian.
kayaknya (everyone is taught the word 'seperti' but we've yet to meet a student who was taught the word 'kayak' yet it's very, very commonly used) Kayaknya mau hujan. = I think it's going to rain. / It looks like it's going to rain.
Dia sedang mendengarkan musik di radio.
Dia sedang mendengar musik di radio. mendengar = hear ; mendengarkan = listen to
Or casually: Dia lagi dengarin musik di radio.
(leaving your office or house) "Oh, I forgot something."
Oh, (ada) ketinggalan.
Similarly: "Did you forget something?" = "Ada yang ketinggalan?"
It's very important to stop translating from English and simply use the language which you're learning as it was intended. Developing a 'feel' for a language begins with the very first lesson; if the program is set up properly.
How about this expression:
"I never knew that before." / "I didn't know that."
(Saya) Baru tahu itu.
And Indonesians will commonly use the expression:
"I just knew that." or "I just know that."
If you're an absolute newbie or still a beginner, the best way to get started is with the Introductory Package. With it you will quickly progress to the point where you can successfully manage basic conversations and develop a solid foundation for future learning.
The next step is the pre-intermediate package and this can be combined with the monthly membership and skype lessons to really help you progress quickly. As a member and with skype lessons, you'll have the chance to 'activate' your Indonesian by expressing your own ideas and having your mistakes corrected.
Many students have started with the Introductory Package and then continued with the next 2 packages. The fourth level will be ready soon, along with a variety of other new and interesting material.