Learning Bahasa Indonesian

Jun 8, 2011 at 4:03 AM by Fabrice Marre

It's time to be proactive and start learning Bahasa Indonesia as twelve of us will be going to Borneo very soon.

In my opinion, the best way to learn a new language is to practice with a native speaker. I took some private lessons before working in Indonesia a few years ago and it helped a big deal.

In the mean time, there are some good books, CDs and online resources available to learn.

To get you started I would recommend the following websites:

Feel free to add to the list and good learning!smile

5 Replies

Paul Daley
Jun 8, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Awesome Fabrice, thanks for the links

I picked up on the basics whilst in Sumatra... It's a really easy/simple language to learn.

Selemat pagi, nama saya Paulie, saya orang Australia!

Dino Fitriza
Jun 10, 2011 at 4:03 AM

Yes, start to learn Indonesian Language is a good way to start the relationship with local community.

Start with simple sentences, etc :
"Apa kabar ?" = How are u ?
"Selamat Pagi" = Good Morning
"Terima kasih" = Thank you
"Selamat datang" = welcome.

Indonesian natives like foreigners who can speak Indonesian Language. At first, they will laugh or smile at you, but it's ok, it means they start to like you.

Enjoy your time in Indonesia. Welcome. "Selamat Datang"

Yvette Teeselink
Jun 15, 2011 at 8:54 AM

Hi guys,

A few weeks ago I also bought a little book Bahasa Indonesian and I like to learn the language : )I had an Indonesian boyfriend for 7 years, so I knew some little words already : )

Good luck with studying big grin we might need it (hope so smile

benjamin nobi
Jun 19, 2011 at 5:41 PM

I think the language will be very easy for me. its fascinating !!!!

Liza Heavener
Jun 23, 2011 at 12:41 PM

I've got some books-on-tape so I've been practicing on my way to and from work!