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Jessi: Top 25 Indonesian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 14: How tall are you in Indonesian? In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for Indonesian learners, and then learn how to answer it like a native. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question "How tall are you?" In Indonesian this is
Fira: Berapa tinggi kamu?
The first word in the question โ€œHow tall are you?โ€ is
Fira: berapa
Jessi: "meaning something like how many / much" in English. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) berapa
Jessi: Listen again at natural speed. Please repeat.
Fira: berapa
{Pause}
Jessi: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the English translation, breaking it down by syllable, and then giving it once more at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question, How tall are you? is
Fira: tinggi
Jessi: meaning something like high / tall.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) tinggi
Jessi: Now repeat.
Fira: tinggi
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Fira: berapa tinggi
{pause}
And after that
Fira: kamu
Jessi: meaning you.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) kamu
Jessi: Now repeat.
Fira: kamu
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Fira: berapa tinggi kamu
{pause}
Jessi: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question How tall are you??
Fira: Tinggi saya 180 sentimeter.
Jessi: "I'm 180 cm tall.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Fira: (Slow) Tinggi saya 180 sentimeter.
{pause}
Jessi: But let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Fira: tinggi
Jessi: meaning something like tall / height.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) tinggi
Jessi: Now repeat
Fira: tinggi
{Pause}
Jessi: And after that
Fira: saya
meaning I.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) saya
Jessi:Now repeat.
Fira: saya
{Pause}
Jessi: And after that
Fira: 180 sentimeter
meaning 180 cm.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) 180 sentimeter
Jessi:Now repeat.
Fira: 180 sentimeter
{Pause}
Jessi: Listen to the speaker say, I'm 180 cm tall., and then repeat.
Fira: Tinggi saya 180 sentimeter.
{pause}
Jessi: To use a different phrase, replace 180 cm with 160 cm.
Fira: seratus enampuluh sentimeter
Jessi: 160 cm
Fira: (slow) seratus enampuluh sentimeter (regular) seratus enampuluh sentimeter
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 160 cm
Fira: Tinggi saya seratus enampuluh sentimeter.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace 180 cm. Say I'm 160 cm tall.
{pause}
Fira: Tinggi saya seratus enampuluh sentimeter.
Jessi: To expand on the pattern, replace 160 cm with 165 cm.
Fira: seratus enampuluh lima sentimeter
Jessi: 165 cm
Fira: (slow) seratus enampuluh lima sentimeter (regular) seratus enampuluh lima sentimeter
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 165 cm
Fira: Tinggi saya seratus enampuluh lima sentimeter.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for 160 cm. Say I'm 165 cm tall.
{pause}
Fira: Tinggi saya seratus enampuluh lima sentimeter.
Jessi: To expand on the pattern, replace 165 cm with 170 cm.
Fira: seratus tujuhpuluh sentimeter
Jessi: 170 cm
Fira: (slow) seratus tujuhpuluh sentimeter (regular) seratus tujuhpuluh sentimeter
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 170 cm
Fira: Tinggi saya seratus tujuhpuluh sentimeter.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for 165 cm. Say I'm 170 cm tall.
{pause}
Fira: Tinggi saya seratus tujuhpuluh sentimeter.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Indonesia and someone asks you how tall you are. You are 180 cm. Respond to the question.
Fira: Berapa tinggi kamu? (five seconds) Tinggi saya 180 sentimeter.
Jessi: Imagine you are 160 cm Respond to the question.
Fira: Berapa tinggi kamu? (five seconds) Tinggi saya seratus enampuluh sentimeter.
Jessi: Now imagine you are 165 cm. . Answer the speaker's question.
Fira: Berapa tinggi kamu? (five seconds) Tinggi saya seratus enampuluh lima sentimeter.
Jessi: Imagine you're 170 cm. Respond to the question.
Fira: Berapa tinggi kamu? (five seconds) Tinggi saya seratus tujuhpuluh sentimeter.
Jessi: Now you want to ask that person how tall they are is. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Fira: Berapa tinggi kamu?
{pause}
Jessi: This is the end of Lesson 14

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Hello Robert,


Thank you for your question. The answer is no, unlike English (-s,-es), Indonesian words do not have plural forms. :)


Selamat belajar!


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Robert
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Should the word Sentimeter in this exercise be written as a plural IE Sentimeters?

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Hi Abhishek,


Betul sekali! Yes, you can say that.


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Can we say like this-

Saya tinggi 180 sentimeter?