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Hello and welcome to Indonesian Survival Phrases, brought to you by IndonesianPod101.com This course is designed to equip you with the language skills and knowledge to enable you to get the most out of your visit to Indonesia. You'll be surprised at how far a little Indonesian will go. Now before we jump in, remember to stop by IndonesianPod101.com. And there you’ll find the accompanying PDF and additional info in the post. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment.
Indonesian Survival Phrases Lesson 35. Hotel part 1
In today’s lesson we'll help you check in! In Indonesia there are accommodations such as hotels, motel-like rooms called wisma; homestays, the Indonesian version of the bed-and-breakfast, and the more spartan losmen and penginapan.
This lesson's phrase is "Check-in please."
In Indonesian "Check-in please." is Mau cek-in dulu. Let’s break it down by syllable Ma-u cek-in du-lu. Now let’s hear it once again Mau cek-in dulu. The first word mau means "want." Let’s break down this word and hear it one more time. Ma-u. Mau. This is followed by cek-in, which comes from the English "check in." cek-in. cek-in. Finally we have dulu which means "first" or "before anything else." du-lu. dulu. So altogether we have Mau cek-in dulu. Literally this means "I want to check-in first."
Upon stating the phrase "Check-in please." you will most likely be asked "Your name please." which in Indonesian is Siapa nama Anda?. Let’ break it down by syllable. Si-a-pa na-ma An-da? Now let’s hear it once again Siapa nama Anda? The first word siapa means "who." Let’s break down this word and hear it one more time. si-a-pa. siapa. This is followed by nama, which in Indonesian is "name." nama. na-ma. nama. So to recap here, we have siapa nama. Literally this means "Who's the name." Let's take a look at the last word Anda which is the formal impersonal form for "you." an-da. anda. So altogether we have Siapa nama Anda? Literally this means "Who is your name?"
You may also be asked how to spell your name, which in Indonesian is Bagaimana dieja? Let’s break it down by syllable. Ba-gai-ma-na di-e-ja? Now let’s hear it once again. Bagaimana dieja? The first word bagaimana means "how." Let’s break doen this word and hear it one more time. ba-gai-ma-na. bagaimana. This is followed by dieja, which in Indonesian is "to be spelled out." dieja. di-e-ja. dieja. So altogether we have Bagaimana dieja? Literally this means "How is it spelled?"
When you check in to any sort of accomodations in Indonesia if you don’t have advance reservations you can actually try to see if you can get your rates lowered. This is most likely to work if you’re travelling during the low seasons which basicaly means anytime outside of the winter holidays season which is from mid December to mid January and the school holidays season which is from mid June to mid July. In any case check with the hotel beforehand for the most current informations.
Okay, to close out today’s lesson, we'd like for you to practice what you've just learned. I'll provide you with the English equivalent of the phrase and you're responsible for saying the Indonesian phrase out loud or in Indonesian, dengan keras. You’ll have a few seconds before I give you the answer, so selamat sukses, that means "good luck!" in Indonesian.
All right so here we go!
“Check-in please” (Mau cek-in dulu. Ma-u cek-in du-lu. Mau cek-in dulu.)
“Your name plase” (Siapa nama Anda? Si-apa na-ma An-da? Siapa nama Anda?)
“How is it spelled?” (Bagaimana dieja? Ba-gai-ma-na di-e-ja? Bagaimana dieja?)
Alright, that's going to do it for today!
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