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Jessi: Top 25 Indonesian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 4: What do you do 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 "What do you do?" In Indonesian this is
Fira: Apakah pekerjaan anda?
The first word in the question โ€œWhat do you do?โ€ is
Fira: apakah
Jessi: "meaning something like 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 do you do? is
Fira: pekerjaan
Jessi: meaning occupation in English.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) pekerjaan
Jessi: Now repeat.
Fira: pekerjaan
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Fira: apakah pekerjaan
{pause}
And next
Fira: anda
Jessi: meaning you in English.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) anda
Jessi: Now repeat.
Fira: anda
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Fira: apakah pekerjaan anda
{pause}
Jessi: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question What do you do??
Fira: Saya seorang guru.
Jessi: "I'm a teacher.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Fira: (Slow) Saya seorang guru.
{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: seorang
meaning something like a. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) seorang
Jessi:Now repeat.
Fira: seorang
{Pause}
Jessi: And next
Fira: guru
meaning something like teacher. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) guru
Jessi:Now repeat.
Fira: guru
{Pause}
Jessi: Listen to the speaker say, I'm a teacher., and then repeat.
Fira: Saya seorang guru.
{pause}
Jessi: To expand on the pattern, replace teacher with Driver.
Fira: Sopir
Jessi: Driver
Fira: (slow) Sopir (regular) Sopir
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Driver
Fira: Saya seorang Sopir.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace teacher. Say I'm a Driver.
{pause}
Fira: Saya seorang Sopir.
Jessi: To expand on the pattern, replace Driver with Doctor.
Fira: Dokter
Jessi: Doctor
Fira: (slow) Dokter (regular) Dokter
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Doctor
Fira: Saya seorang Dokter.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for Driver. Say I'm a Doctor.
{pause}
Fira: Saya seorang Dokter.
Jessi: To use a different phrase, replace Doctor with Stewardess.
Fira: Pramugari
Jessi: Stewardess
Fira: (slow) Pramugari (regular) Pramugari
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Stewardess
Fira: Saya seorang Pramugari.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for Doctor. Say I'm a Stewardess.
{pause}
Fira: Saya seorang Pramugari.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Indonesia and a stranger asks what you do. You are a teacher. Respond to the question.
Fira: Apakah pekerjaan anda? (five seconds) Saya seorang guru.
Jessi: Imagine you are a Driver Respond to the question.
Fira: Apakah pekerjaan anda? (five seconds) Saya seorang Sopir.
Jessi: Imagine you are a Doctor. . Answer the speaker's question.
Fira: Apakah pekerjaan anda? (five seconds) Saya seorang Dokter.
Jessi: Imagine you're Stewardess. Respond to the question.
Fira: Apakah pekerjaan anda? (five seconds) Saya seorang Pramugari.
Jessi: You want to learn what the stranger does. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Fira: Apakah pekerjaan anda?
{pause}
Jessi: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Jessi: This is the end of Lesson 4

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