https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cartergraysons

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

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wrsurya

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

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cartergraysons

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

July 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jake929031

Bener baik tahu

July 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PatrickHoc9

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

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cartergraysons

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

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChristiaanSch

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

July 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cartergraysons

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

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stewart737090

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

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cartergraysons

You should, best of luck!!

July 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vandale5

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

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cartergraysons

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

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ftiha16

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

July 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cartergraysons

Yeah it sounded weird to me tbh.

July 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ftiha16

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

July 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cartergraysons

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

July 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wrsurya

...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

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jake929031

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

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoshD1502

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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