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Jessi: Top 25 Indonesian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 2: Where are you from 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 "Where are you from?" In Indonesian this is
Fira: Dari manakah Anda berasal?
The first word in the question โ€œWhere are you from?โ€ is
Fira: dari
Jessi: "meaning from" in English. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) dari
Jessi: Listen again at natural speed. Please repeat.
Fira: dari
{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, Where are you from? is
Fira: manakah
Jessi: meaning something like where in English.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) manakah
Jessi: Now repeat.
Fira: manakah
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Fira: dari manakah
{pause}
And after that
Fira: Anda
Jessi: meaning you in English.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) Anda
Jessi: Now repeat.
Fira: Anda
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Fira: dari manakah Anda
{pause}
And next
Fira: berasal
Jessi: meaning something like derived in English.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) berasal
Jessi: Now repeat.
Fira: berasal
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Fira: dari manakah Anda berasal
{pause}
Jessi: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question Where are you from??
Fira: Saya berasal dari Amerika.
Jessi: "I'm from the US.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Fira: (Slow) Saya berasal dari Amerika.
{pause}
Jessi: But let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Fira: saya
Jessi: meaning something like i.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) saya
Jessi: Now repeat
Fira: saya
{Pause}
Jessi: Next is
Fira: berasal
meaning something like derived. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) berasal
Jessi:Now repeat.
Fira: berasal
{Pause}
Jessi: And after that
Fira: dari
meaning something like from. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) dari
Jessi:Now repeat.
Fira: dari
{Pause}
Jessi: And after that
Fira: Amerika
which is the US. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) Amerika
Jessi:Now repeat.
Fira: Amerika
{Pause}
Jessi: Listen to the speaker say, I'm from the US., and then repeat.
Fira: Saya berasal dari Amerika.
{pause}
Jessi: To expand on the pattern, replace the US with Australia.
Fira: Australia
Jessi: Australia
Fira: (slow) Australia (regular) Australia
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Australia
Fira: Saya berasal dari Australia.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the US. Say I'm from Australia.
{pause}
Fira: Saya berasal dari Australia.
Jessi: To make another phrase, replace Australia with Indonesia.
Fira: Indonesia
Jessi: Indonesia
Fira: (slow) Indonesia (regular) Indonesia
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Indonesia
Fira: Saya berasal dari Indonesia.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for Australia. Say I'm from Indonesia.
{pause}
Fira: Saya berasal dari Indonesia.
Jessi: To use a different phrase, replace Indonesia with Japan.
Fira: Jepang
Jessi: Japan
Fira: (slow) Jepang (regular) Jepang
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Japan
Fira: Saya berasal dari Jepang.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for Indonesia. Say I'm from Japan.
{pause}
Fira: Saya berasal dari Jepang.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Indonesia and a stranger asks you where you're from. You're from the US. Respond to the question.
Fira: Dari manakah Anda berasal? (five seconds) Saya berasal dari Amerika.
Jessi: Now, imagine you're from Australia. Respond to the question.
Fira: Dari manakah Anda berasal? (five seconds) Saya berasal dari Australia.
Jessi: Now imagine you're from Indonesia. Answer the speaker's question.
Fira: Dari manakah Anda berasal? (five seconds) Saya berasal dari Indonesia.
Jessi: Now imagine you're from Japan. Respond to the question.
Fira: Dari manakah Anda berasal? (five seconds) Saya berasal dari Jepang.
Jessi: Now you want to ask someone where they're from. Ask them the question
(5 seconds)
Fira: Dari manakah Anda berasal?
{pause}
Jessi: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Jessi: This is the end of Lesson 2

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Tuesday at 05:26 PM
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Hi Natalie,


Yes, you can ask that but it does not specifically ask for your country of origin. Asking that question, you may get a reply such as "Dari taman.", "Dari supermarket." or "Dari belanja." Regarding grammar, it is grammatical correct, and it is for conversational language.


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Natalie
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Hello,

Is it correct to say "Kamu dari mana?" for asking where do you come from?

and "saya dari HongKong" for saying I am from HK?

Is it grammatically correct?

Thanks a lot!

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Hi Kamer,


I apologize I spelled your name wrong in the previous comment. Mohon maaf! ๐Ÿ™


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Tuesday at 05:07 PM
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Hi Kramer,


Thank you for joining our website. me- in Indonesians verbs and all other affixes for that matter is grammatical aspect of the language and is best learnt through practices. To start your learning, I recommend that you imitate the sentences that you read in your lessons. Next, you can try building your own sentences. To check your if your sentences are correct, you can sign up to Premium Plus so you can have interactive learning with your teacher.


To help you start, me- (or affix me-kan, me-i) is a prefix that indicates an active voice. The passive voice is usually indicated by di- (or affix di-kan, di-i).


I hope this helps,

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Kamer
Tuesday at 12:10 AM
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Apa kabar.

Nama aku Kamer. Aku berasal dari Turki, kota EskiลŸehir dan aku belajar yang kamu berasal dari Indonesia, kota Jakarta.

Aku mau belajar Bahasa Indonesia dan aku membeli Free Trial ini. Aku berharap yang aku bisa berhasil itu tapi aku tidak bisa belajar "me- suffix verbs" :( Aku bisa belajar sini? Apa kamu berpikir?

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Hi Matcha from Mars,


Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will fix this immediately.


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matcha
Wednesday at 10:07 PM
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There are glaring mistakes in the PDF (I haven't listened to the audio because I'm using the free account). Particularly the section from 'Jessi: Now your name is Australia. Respond to the question' until 'Jessi: Imagine you're Japan. Respond to the question.'


The correct form should be something like 'Jessi: Now you are from Australia' and 'Jessi: Imagine you're from Japan'.


Just to let you know. Overall I had fun in this lesson๐Ÿ‘


Apa kabar. Nama saya Matcha. Saya berasal dari Mars.

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Wednesday at 02:12 PM
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Hello Andrey,


That is very good! Thank you for your comment.


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Andrey
Wednesday at 10:46 PM
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Salamat Sore!

Bagaimana kabar anda?

Nama saya Andrey. Saya orang Rusia.

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Hi Olly,


Thank you for your comment! Glad to know you enjoy our lessons. Happy learning!


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