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Jessi: Top 25 Indonesian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 3: Where do you live 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 do you live?" In Indonesian this is
Fira: Anda tinggal di mana?
The first word in the question โ€œWhere do you live?โ€ is
Fira: anda
Jessi: "meaning something like you" in English. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) anda
Jessi: Listen again at natural speed. Please repeat.
Fira: anda
{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 do you live? is
Fira: tinggal
Jessi: meaning something like live in English.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) tinggal
Jessi: Now repeat.
Fira: tinggal
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Fira: anda tinggal
{pause}
And next
Fira: di
Jessi: meaning something like at in English.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) di
Jessi: Now repeat.
Fira: di
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Fira: anda tinggal di
{pause}
And next
Fira: mana
Jessi: meaning something like where in English.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) mana
Jessi: Now repeat.
Fira: mana
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Fira: anda tinggal di mana
{pause}
Jessi: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question Where do you live??
Fira: Saya tinggal di New York.
Jessi: "I live in New York.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Fira: (Slow) Saya tinggal di New York.
{pause}
As always in Indonesia, people value honesty over circumspection. When answering this question, you should feel free to answer honestly.
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: And next
Fira: tinggal
meaning something like live. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) tinggal
Jessi:Now repeat.
Fira: tinggal
{Pause}
Jessi: And next
Fira: di
meaning something like at. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) di
Jessi:Now repeat.
Fira: di
{Pause}
Jessi: And next
Fira: New York
which is New York. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) New York
Jessi:Now repeat.
Fira: New York
{Pause}
Jessi: Listen to the speaker say, I live in New York., and then repeat.
Fira: Saya tinggal di New York.
{pause}
Jessi: To expand on the pattern, replace New York with Sydney.
Fira: Sydney
Jessi: Sydney
Fira: (slow) Sydney (regular) Sydney
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Sydney
Fira: Saya tinggal di Sydney.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace New York. Say I live in Sydney.
{pause}
Fira: Saya tinggal di Sydney.
Jessi: To expand on the pattern, replace Sydney with Los Angeles.
Fira: Los Angeles
Jessi: Los Angeles
Fira: (slow) Los Angeles (regular) Los Angeles
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Los Angeles
Fira: Saya tinggal di Los Angeles.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for Sydney. Say I live in Los Angeles.
{pause}
Fira: Saya tinggal di Los Angeles.
Jessi: To expand on the pattern, replace Los Angeles with Tokyo.
Fira: Tokyo
Jessi: Tokyo
Fira: (slow) Tokyo (regular) Tokyo
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Tokyo
Fira: Saya tinggal di Tokyo.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for Los Angeles. Say I live in Tokyo.
{pause}
Fira: Saya tinggal di Tokyo.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Indonesia and a stranger asks where you live. You live in New York. Respond to the question.
Fira: Anda tinggal di mana? (five seconds) Saya tinggal di New York.
Jessi: Imagine you live in Sydney Respond to the question.
Fira: Anda tinggal di mana? (five seconds) Saya tinggal di Sydney.
Jessi: Imagine you live in Los Angeles. . Answer the speaker's question.
Fira: Anda tinggal di mana? (five seconds) Saya tinggal di Los Angeles.
Jessi: Imagine you're Tokyo. Respond to the question.
Fira: Anda tinggal di mana? (five seconds) Saya tinggal di Tokyo.
Jessi: You want to learn where the stranger lives. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Fira: Anda tinggal di mana?
{pause}
Jessi: The stranger is impressed by your Indonesian skills. Answer her question with information about yourself:
Fira: Anda tinggal di mana?
{pause}
Jessi: This is the end of Lesson 3

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Hai J,


Bagus sekali! Mudah-mudahan Anda menikmati pelajaran-pelajaran kami. :)


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J
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Saya tinggal Hong Kong

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Hello Matcha,


Thank you for your comment. I hope you enjoyed this lesson. ๐Ÿ˜Š


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Saya tinggal di Kuala Lumpur.

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Hi Mohannad from Amman, Jordan,


Thank you for your comment. Very good!


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Apa kabar, saya tinggal di Amman -Jordan.

Terima kasih banyak.๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘โค๏ธ๏ธ

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Hello Andrey,


Bagus sekali! Thanks for your comment!


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Apa kabar.

Saya tinggal di Moskow

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Hi Chloe,


Could you specify which lesson 5 you are referring to?

โ€œmanaโ€ has several meanings. When preceded by prepositions โ€œdi/ke/dariโ€ it means โ€œwhereโ€. It can also mean โ€œwhichโ€ when used like this: โ€œYang mana yang kamu suka?โ€ (Which di you like?)

โ€œ-kahโ€ is a question marker, much like symbol โ€œ?โ€ Nowadays, people drop โ€œ-kahโ€ and keep the symbol โ€œ?โ€ with the intention not to sound very formal. So โ€œmanaโ€ and โ€œmanakahโ€ are not different in meaning.


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Sarah

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Could you please tell me what is the difference between saying "mana" (where) as it is used here, and saying "manakah" (where) as it is used in Lesson 5? Terima kasih :)