Learn to Speak Indonesian Quickly (Downloadable Audio Included)
Author: Thomas G. Oey, Ph.D.
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Category: Foreign Language Study
This practical and concise self–study guide will help you learn Indonesian in a very short time Indonesia is the hot new Asian destination, a country where lively conversation, good humor and warm human interaction are integral parts of daily life. In addition, the Indonesian language is widely considered to be one of the easiest Asian languages for Westerners to learn. Easy Indonesian brings Indonesian language and culture alive, giving you all the basics you need to start speaking Indonesian immediately. The opening chapters introduce the essentials of pronunciation and sentence construction, with each subsequent chapter moving you forward in gradually building up your knowledge for specific situations and activities, such as making new acquaintances, going shopping, traveling around, and much more. Every chapter contains helpful information on the customs and culture of this warm and friendly country, so that you'll soon be able to read Indonesian, speak Indonesian and talk about everything from the weather to your job and home and family with ease. An extensive glossary at the back and a section on verb and noun forms are included to help you build your vocabulary and understand the different forms that Indonesian words take. The accompanying downloadable audio gives you a solid foundation in correct pronunciation and helps you get a feel for the spoken language, so you'll be able to understand what people are saying—and participate in conversations!
This book has been designed to meet your needs to communicate effectively in Bahasa Indonesia on a wide range of topics. In a series of detailed lessons, you are presented with 1001 words carefully chosen to reflect those commonly used in daily living. The book comes with a handy, alphabetical index that allows you to find now only sets of words with related meanings, but also the usage of each of these words.
Colloquial Indonesian: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Indonesian as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Indonesian in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Colloquial Indonesian is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. Key features include: A clear, user-friendly format designed to help learners progressively build up their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills Jargon-free, succinct and clearly structured explanations of grammar An extensive range of focused and dynamic supportive exercises Realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of narrative situations Helpful cultural points explaining the customs and features of life in Indonesian An overview of the sounds of Indonesian Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Indonesian is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Indonesian.. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
Colloquial Indonesian provides a step-by-step course in Indonesian as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Indonesian in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Key features include: • progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills • structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar • an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises • realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios • useful vocabulary lists throughout the text • additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Indonesian will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Indonesian. Course components: The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CDs can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack. Paperback: 978-0-415-09199-2 (please note this does not include the audio) CDs : 978-0-415-30161-9 eBook: 978-0-203-88962-6 (please note this does not include the audio, available to purchase from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/audio_viewbooks.aspx) MP3s: 978-0-415-47083-4 (available to purchase from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/audio_viewbooks.aspx) Pack : 978-0-415-42928-3 (paperback and CDs) For the eBook and MP3 pack, please find instructions on how to access the supplementary content for this title in the Prelims section.
This is a detailed, narrative-based history of Classical Malay Literature. It covers a wide range of Malay texts, including folk literature; the influence of the Indian epics and shadow theatre literature; Panji tales; the transition from Hindu to Muslim literary models; Muslim literature; framed tales; theological literature; historical literature; legal codes; and the dominant forms of poetry, the pantun and syair. The author describes the background to each of these particular literary periods. He engages in depth with specific texts, their various manuscripts, and their contents. In so doing, he draws attention to the historical complexity of traditional Malay society, its worldviews, and its place within the wider framework of human experience. Dr Liaw’s A History of Classical Malay Literature will be of benefit to beginning students of Malay Literature and to established scholars alike. It can also be read with benefit by those with a wider interest in Comparative Literature and in Southeast Asian culture in general.
TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.
Want to learn over 400 words in Indonesian in under 1 week? Of course you can also take your time, relax and learn at your pace. This book provides a remarkably effective method (3 times more than traditional learning)to learn Indonesian using word associations from a language you already know, "English". No more boring learningby repetition or complicated grammar, you will learn words rapidly, easily and with little practice, be speaking like a native, in no time. “My aim is to provide a method of learning which anyone can use, that not only makes words easy to remember, but is presented in a manner which is engaging, comical and highly effective. It's the method I used to learn the language and love being able to share it with you” - James The book contains everything you need to speak and write Indonesian for travelling and holidays. You’ll learn the basics quickly, easily, playfully and permanently. Of course, the more you practice, the better, and with Indoglyphs, you’ll be entertained while you learn. The book is structured to get the most out of using the technique of association. With some diversions for light relief and simplicity of presentation, learning becomes a joy rather than a chore. Here’s a summary of what you’ll find… How to get the best out of the book Here you’ll learn how to use the book to best effect. What your learning style is and how to apply it to get the best out of the book. How and why it works This section explains how and why the method is so effective. See www.lingolinks.biz for more details and research results. Indonesia and its customs in brief Whenever we travel and whenever we communicate with other people, it really helps to know some of the culture so avoid those embarrassing “foot in mouth” moments. Over 400 words of Vocabulary You’ll be guided through over 400 words to learn in an order specially designed to support learning (avoid confusion). Each learning set has a section to check your learning so you can review your progress. The Language structure Yes, there is some Grammar to handle, but you won’t really notice. It’s handled in the book using terms anyone can understand and introduced as it’s needed, allowing you to concentrate on vocabulary rather than technical skills. Some useful phrases Phrases are introduced to give you practice at making sentences. This book is not intended to be a phrase book, but instead, to give you what you need to be able to make up the phrases yourself. Slang and sms speak Slang is abundant in Indonesia, especially in Jakarta. Having a background will help you navigate the most commonly used forms and give you kudos when you trip them out like a native. Also, if you do enter the realm of texting in Indonesian, this section will help you understand some of the short forms used. Practice exercises The book has plenty of exercises for you to support you in leaning from vocab to translating simple phrases. Pronunciation and alphabet This section is useful to support you in the correct pronunciation of words, especially when reading a word that you’ve never seen before. Some common Exotic fruits There are some amazing exotic smells and tastes to be found in Indonesia. This section introduces you to some of the fantastic fruits you will find, and be able to ask for on your travels. You will learn Indonesian much faster than conventional language courses using the technique of word association. It’s easy, engaging and permanent, no more book worming with boring lists of words – Lingo Links™ sets you free to learn in your way, at your pace and with great results. www.lingolinks.biz