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

Why Bahasa Indonesia?

I want to know peoples reasons for taking this course. I'm very curious.

I've heard that Indonesian is projected to become a language that is needed moreso in the near future because of the amount of land that is said to be covered by water due to rising sea levels. That and other facts means for a large Indonesian world diaspora. I watched a video where a guy plainly stated he is taking the course since its so close to his target language, Malay (Bahasa Melayu).

I'm curious as to the reason you're studying it and would be appreciate if you shared more information about your progress if you'd like. :)

September 1, 2019

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Darius568602

My family has Indonesian roots (mixed Dutch / Indonesian, which is called 'Indisch' in Dutch. My partner is also 'Indisch', he was born there. A lot of the vocab is familiar, because my family and my partner use it. The 'Indische' vocab in Dutch is disappearing though. It's a bit like jiddisch. There used to be a lot of Hebrew/jiddish words which were used by Dutch people also. But this is less and less the case.

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoostN1985

I live in Jakarta as an expat and want to learn the language. I've taken a course, but I don't have the time to commit to another 15 x 2 hours lesson-plan. I hope this app can provide me with the basics to find my way around town :). It's very convenient with all the traffic

September 4, 2019

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

I'm interested in it because of its grammar. Its a lot easier than then English grammar. It amazing. No "the" and past and present are the same.

September 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielVanD18

Same, I love it.

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bobh42

Indonesia is a near neighbour and I think it is important that Australians should be able to speak Indonesia's language. Been there many times and the reception I have received when I insist on speaking Indonesian has been teriffic

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Geir740660

Wife is Indonesian so I want to learn her native language. Could be fun to get in touch with others that take this course

September 2, 2019

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

My wife is Javanese.

September 3, 2019

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

I have Indonesian comic artist friends and want to read their comics. Also I love Indonesian cooking and want to learn new recipes. And last, Indonesia is so far from where I live and so vast when I learn Indonesian my mind is on travel and it makes me calm.

September 4, 2019

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

Do they publish their comics online? If so I'd love to check them out if you have a link

September 6, 2019

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

I am on my way to becoming a teacher and Indonesian is a common language to be taught in Aussie schools so it could be handy to know enough to substitute in a class.

September 6, 2019

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

Real cool!

September 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielVanD18

I’m studying it because I wanted an Asian language, or African, or something similar, not European, bu with the same alphabet. I chose Indonesian (the other options were Swahili and Navajo) and got hooked. It is easy, fun, and very interesting.

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PatrickBra289091

I am a Filipino-American who has Indonesian friends from Church. I just want to learn a similar langage.

Wet in Tagalog is Basa.

Wet in Bahasa Indonesia is Basah.

September 9, 2019

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

Parts of Jakarta are sinking. But Indonesia has vast areas of land, so the people there can move to other parts of the country.

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PatrickBra289091

I'm starting to love musical artists from Indonesia like Maudy Ayunda, Rich Brian and Niki. I'm also a huge Iko Uwais fan!

September 14, 2019
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