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Jessi: Top 25 Indonesian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 18: What are you doing in Indonesian?
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question "What are you doing?" In Indonesian this is
Fira: Apa yang sedang kamu lakukan?
The first word in the question โ€œWhat are you doing?โ€ is
Fira: apa
Jessi: "meaning what" in English. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) apa
Jessi: Listen again at natural speed. Please repeat.
Fira: apa
{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, What are you doing? is
Fira: yang
Jessi: meaning something like that.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) yang
Jessi: Now repeat.
Fira: yang
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Fira: apa yang
{pause}
And next
Fira: sedang
Jessi: meaning something like in the process of.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) sedang
Jessi: Now repeat.
Fira: sedang
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Fira: apa yang sedang
{pause}
And after that
Fira: kamu
Jessi: meaning you.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) kamu
Jessi: Now repeat.
Fira: kamu
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 4 words of the question and repeat.
Fira: apa yang sedang kamu
{pause}
Next is
Fira: lakukan
Jessi: meaning something like do.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) lakukan
Jessi: Now repeat.
Fira: lakukan
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Fira: apa yang sedang kamu lakukan
{pause}
Jessi: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question What are you doing??
Fira: Saya berpikir
Jessi: "I'm thinking.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Fira: (Slow) Saya berpikir
{pause}
Jessi: But let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Fira: saya
Jessi: meaning i.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) saya
Jessi: Now repeat
Fira: saya
{Pause}
Jessi: And next
Fira: berpikir
meaning thinking.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) berpikir
Jessi:Now repeat.
Fira: berpikir
{Pause}
Jessi: Listen to the speaker say, I'm thinking., and then repeat.
Fira: Saya berpikir
{pause}
Jessi: To make another phrase, replace thinking with watching (tv).
Fira: menonton (televisi)
Jessi: watching (tv)
Fira: (slow) menonton (televisi) (regular) menonton (televisi)
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with watching (tv)
Fira: Saya menonton (televisi)
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace thinking. Say I'm watching (tv).
{pause}
Fira: Saya menonton (televisi)
Jessi: To expand on the pattern, replace watching (tv) with sitting.
Fira: duduk
Jessi: sitting
Fira: (slow) duduk (regular) duduk
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with sitting
Fira: Saya duduk
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for watching (tv). Say I'm sitting.
{pause}
Fira: Saya duduk
Jessi: To use a different phrase, replace sitting with listening to music.
Fira: mendengarkan musik
Jessi: listening to music
Fira: (slow) mendengarkan musik (regular) mendengarkan musik
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with listening to music
Fira: Saya mendengarkan musik
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for sitting. Say I'm listening to music.
{pause}
Fira: Saya mendengarkan musik
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Indonesia and a stranger asks you what you're doing. You are thinking. Respond to the question.
Fira: Apa yang sedang kamu lakukan? (five seconds) Saya berpikir
Jessi: Now imagine you are watching (tv) Respond to the question.
Fira: Apa yang sedang kamu lakukan? (five seconds) Saya menonton (televisi)
Jessi: Imagine you are sitting. . Answer the speaker's question.
Fira: Apa yang sedang kamu lakukan? (five seconds) Saya duduk
Jessi: Imagine you're listening to music. Respond to the question.
Fira: Apa yang sedang kamu lakukan? (five seconds) Saya mendengarkan musik
Jessi: You want to know what the stranger is doing. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Fira: Apa yang sedang kamu lakukan?
{pause}
Jessi: This is the end of Lesson 18

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Hi pflynn,


terimakasih untuk pertanyaan anda.

Both are grammatically correct, but "Apa yang kamu sedang lakukan?" sounds a bit unnatural. People will still understand it though.:smile:


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pflynn
Thursday at 08:18 AM
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"Apa yang sedang kamu lakukan?"


Bagaimana kalau saya bertanya:


"Apa yang kamu sedang lakukan?"


masih betul?