Bahasa Jawa

Jadi banyak orang mengatakan kepada saya bahwa saya tahu banyak bahasa Indonesia sehingga orang Bahasa Jawa seharusnya mudah bagi saya, apakah ini benar atau gak?? Skripnya terasa menakutkan tetapi saya sangat ingin mempelajari bahasa tersebut. Saya gak tahu apakah saya sudah siap atau belum.

May 4, 2019


I'm a native Indonesian, lived in Jakarta (located in Java) my whole life. Javanese is completely unintelligible to me and it is phonetically far from the Jakartan dialect.

May 5, 2019

It really is!?

May 8, 2019

Yes. Javanese is my second native language after Indonesian. Your Indonesian skills would help, yes - just like how your English skills would help you with German. There are (helpful!) similarities, but it's not like with Indonesian and Malay.

May 10, 2019


Saya salah satu orang Indonesia yang ingin belajar bahasa Jawa, meskipun saya adalah keturunan Tionghoa. Sumber-sumber belajar yang beredar di internet tidak cukup untuk mempelajari bahasa Jawa. Bahasa Jawa sendiri memiliki 3 tingkatan bahasa, yaitu ngoko, krama, dan madya, yang relatif sulit untuk seorang pemula. Ditambah lagi dengan sumber online yang kurang, mempelajari bahasa Jawa memerlukan bantuan guru profesional.

Is it understandable? Well I guess that's very complex.




I am an Indonesian who wants to learn Javanese, even though I am ethnically Chinese. Learning sources in the internet aren't sufficient to learn Javanese. Javanese itself has 3 language levels, ngoko, krama, and madya, which is relatively hard for a beginner. In addition for the poor online sources, learning Javanese needs a professional tutor.


P.S. For those who are wondering, ngoko is used for people with higher status, krama is used for people with same status, and madya is used for people with lower status (i.e. a child). So the challenges are real.

May 7, 2019

Yeesyes I understood that, most of it.

Wow 3 levels?? I never knew that!!

May 8, 2019

You understood most of it? That's very impressive for a beginner!

May 8, 2019

I don't think he is a beginner lol. There is many Javanese languages like the rest of Indo. Good luck as the Indo here is quite odd and limited. I can only imagine how more obscure languages end up here...

May 8, 2019

First off I am a girl, and 2nd off yes. Besides learning Indonesian here my boyfriend teaches me.

My boyfriend also teaches me Javanese, he is fluent in both.

May 8, 2019

I live in Banten (it is located in Java, or Jawa) for the past 14 years anddd my brain still can't comprehend Javanese. I only know few words of that one particular language. Bahasa Jawa is another level (in my opinion), and the dialect or accent is very different or may I say, 'beda banget', from the normal dialect of Bahasa Indonesia. But I think if you already know Bahasa Indonesia then it wouldn't be such a burden to learn Bahasa Jawa because the structure (tata bahasa) is pretty much the same. It's worth the try, give it a shot!

May 6, 2019

I am learning Bahasa Jawa from my boyfriend, he is a native.

Going pretty good so far but I only know a few words.

May 8, 2019

Maaf bu aku panggil mu pak dulu.

May 8, 2019

Tidak masalah.

May 8, 2019

Ayo kita harus ngomong begini lebih seringlah.

May 8, 2019

Terdengar bagus untukku!!

May 8, 2019
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