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Jessi: Top 25 Indonesian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 22: What's this in Indonesian? In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question "What's this?" In Indonesian this is
Fira: Apakah ini?
The first word in the question โ€œWhat's this?โ€ is
Fira: apakah
Jessi: "meaning what" in English. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) apakah
Jessi: Listen again at natural speed. Please repeat.
Fira: apakah
{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's this? is
Fira: ini
Jessi: meaning this.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) ini
Jessi: Now repeat.
Fira: ini
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Fira: apakah ini
{pause}
Jessi: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question What's this??
Fira: Ini adalah kamera
Jessi: "It's a camera.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Fira: (Slow) Ini adalah kamera
{pause}
Jessi: But let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Fira: ini
Jessi: meaning this.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) ini
Jessi: Now repeat
Fira: ini
{Pause}
Jessi: And next
Fira: adalah
meaning is.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) adalah
Jessi:Now repeat.
Fira: adalah
{Pause}
Jessi: And next
Fira: kamera
meaning camera.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) kamera
Jessi:Now repeat.
Fira: kamera
{Pause}
Jessi: Listen to the speaker say, It's a camera., and then repeat.
Fira: Ini adalah kamera
{pause}
Jessi: To make another phrase, replace camera with computer.
Fira: komputer
Jessi: computer
Fira: (slow) komputer (regular) komputer
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with computer
Fira: Ini adalah komputer
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace camera. Say It's a computer.
{pause}
Fira: Ini adalah komputer
Jessi: To use a different phrase, replace computer with pencil.
Fira: pensil
Jessi: pencil
Fira: (slow) pensil (regular) pensil
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with pencil
Fira: Ini adalah pensil
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for computer. Say It's a pencil.
{pause}
Fira: Ini adalah pensil
Jessi: To make another phrase, replace pencil with watch.
Fira: jam tangan
Jessi: watch
Fira: (slow) jam tangan (regular) jam tangan
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with watch
Fira: Ini adalah jam tangan
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for pencil. Say It's a watch.
{pause}
Fira: Ini adalah jam tangan
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Indonesia and a stranger asks you what something is. It is (a) camera. Respond to the question.
Fira: Apakah ini? (five seconds) Ini adalah kamera
Jessi: Now imagine that it's (a) computer Respond to the question.
Fira: Apakah ini? (five seconds) Ini adalah komputer
Jessi: Imagine that it's (a) pencil. . Answer the speaker's question.
Fira: Apakah ini? (five seconds) Ini adalah pensil
Jessi: Imagine that it's watch. Respond to the question.
Fira: Apakah ini? (five seconds) Ini adalah jam tangan
Jessi: You want to learn ask the stranger what something is. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Fira: Apakah ini?
{pause}
Jessi: This is the end of Lesson 22

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