My Indonesian progress, in less than a year!!

So in Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) I can now:

~Have a simple conversation

~Ask how some one is and saw how I am

~Say what languages I am learning, and or wanting/planing to learn

~Tell about what I am eating/drinking

~Count from zero to hundred from memory (Menghitung dari nol ke seratus!!)

~Speak simple slang (I don't know many slang words lmao)

~Describe hobbies and what I am doing

~Express my likes and dislikes

~Write simple Indonesian sentences

~Watch Indonesian shows (With subs or shows in basic Indonesian)

~Swear in Indonesian (Yeah I know count me blessed)

~Understand some Indonesian songs/music

I don't know about you guys but I think I have gotten good, and far progress in these past few months. I still have tons to learn though, but I am proud of the progress I have made so far. Sampai jumpa orang!! Waves

July 19, 2019


hey @kohoutseks: ...selamat - congratulations! ...semoga kemampuan kamu meningkat terus menerus! ...but we don't use 'orang' like we use 'people' in many english expressions, so colloquially we use 'semuanya', the equivalent of 'everyone' or "y'all" -> sampai jumpa, semuanya! ...cheers! (lived in sumatra for a few years)

July 21, 2019

Terima kasih banyak!! Ooo, baik ke tahu!!

July 26, 2019

Bener baik tahu

July 28, 2019

Yes, I am impressed with this too. Usually I'm very bad in learning new languages. But in an year I am able to chat with ..err..what is the modern version of a penpal..a chatpal, a whatspal?

July 28, 2019

Ah me too, but I try my best to overcome that.

Well, penpals do still exist though not as many as there was in the past. Now a days more people receive texts than mail.

August 3, 2019

Excellent man! How much would you say you have studied weekly (on average)?

July 20, 2019

Depending on the week I could study a lot or a little. I always take down notes and I even sometimes challenge myself where I write all the Indonesian words I know by memory on a piece of paper in 5 minutes. I even challenge myself to count from zero to hundred on a daily basis.

July 20, 2019

That's great and well done. I should do that too and other things you have done here to improve my Indonesian

July 25, 2019

You should, best of luck!!

July 26, 2019

I'm slightly jealous. :p Because Indonesian is definitely my most weakest language of all the languages I'm learning and I'm also curious about your study habits concerning bahasa Indonesia.

July 20, 2019

Really, it is? Well, I have all of my accounts set into Indonesian. I also study by listening to Indonesian music, watching Indonesian shows, and chatting with people who are fluent in the language. I even for a while helped Indonesians learn English and they in turn helped me in learning Indonesian. I do study a lot depending on the day, and I also take notes on my phone and in my notebook. I also try to think in Indonesian when I can.

July 20, 2019

That's great! Congratulation. But Indonesian barely even never use 'sampai jumpa orang' at daily basis.

July 25, 2019

Yeah it sounded weird to me tbh.

July 26, 2019

we maybe use 'da da' instead. like 'bye bye'

July 26, 2019

Ah really?? I have never heard of "da da" tbh.

July 27, 2019

...hehe, actually quite common among women and young girls - i'm suspecting it's somehow influenced by the english "ta-tah" but i never got to ask when i was living there ...cheers! (used with family, children, among young women - never to older people, officers, strangers)

July 27, 2019

To me dada is the same as bye or bye bye. I think you can also just say da, so closer to bye.

Ta-tah could also be a good approximation. Though not so common in english now.

July 28, 2019

That's awesome mate, congrats! What language are you thinking of tackling next? Or do you plan on consolidating Indo first?

August 7, 2019
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