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Jessi: Top 25 Indonesian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 5: Do you speak 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 "Do you speak Indonesian language?" In Indonesian this is
Fira: Apakah anda bisa bicara bahasa Indonesia?
The first word in the question โ€œDo you speak Indonesian language?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, Do you speak Indonesian language? is
Fira: anda
Jessi: meaning something like you in English.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) anda
Jessi: Now repeat.
Fira: anda
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Fira: apakah anda
{pause}
And after that
Fira: bisa
Jessi: meaning something like be able in English.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) bisa
Jessi: Now repeat.
Fira: bisa
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Fira: apakah anda bisa
{pause}
Next is
Fira: bicara
Jessi: meaning something like speak in English.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) bicara
Jessi: Now repeat.
Fira: bicara
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 4 words of the question and repeat.
Fira: apakah anda bisa bicara
{pause}
And next
Fira: bahasa
Jessi: meaning something like language in English.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) bahasa
Jessi: Now repeat.
Fira: bahasa
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 5 words of the question and repeat.
Fira: apakah anda bisa bicara bahasa
{pause}
And after that
Fira: Indonesia
Jessi: which is Indonesia in English.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) Indonesia
Jessi: Now repeat.
Fira: Indonesia
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Fira: apakah anda bisa bicara bahasa Indonesia
{pause}
Jessi: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question Do you speak Indonesian language??
Fira: Iya, saya bisa bicara hanya sedikit.
Jessi: "Yes, I speak a little.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Fira: (Slow) Iya, saya bisa bicara hanya sedikit.
{pause}
Jessi: But let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Fira: Iya
Jessi: meaning yes.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) Iya
Jessi: Now repeat
Fira: Iya
{Pause}
Jessi: And after that
Fira: saya
meaning something like I.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) saya
Jessi:Now repeat.
Fira: saya
{Pause}
Jessi: And next
Fira: bisa
meaning something like be able.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) bisa
Jessi:Now repeat.
Fira: bisa
{Pause}
Jessi: And next
Fira: bicara
meaning something like speak.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) bicara
Jessi:Now repeat.
Fira: bicara
{Pause}
Jessi: And next
Fira: hanya
meaning something like only.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) hanya
Jessi:Now repeat.
Fira: hanya
{Pause}
Jessi: Next is
Fira: sedikit
meaning something like a little.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) sedikit
Jessi:Now repeat.
Fira: sedikit
{Pause}
Jessi: Listen to the speaker say, Yes, I speak a little., and then repeat.
Fira: Iya, saya bisa bicara hanya sedikit.
{pause}
Jessi: To expand on the pattern, replace a little with very well.
Fira: sangat baik
Jessi: very well
Fira: (slow) sangat baik (regular) sangat baik
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with very well
Fira: Iya, saya bisa bicara sangat baik.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace a little. Say Yes, I speak very well.
{pause}
Fira: Iya, saya bisa bicara sangat baik.
Jessi: To expand on the pattern, replace very well with a bit.
Fira: sedikit
Jessi: a bit
Fira: (slow) sedikit (regular) sedikit
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with a bit
Fira: Iya, saya bisa bicara sedikit.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for very well. Say Yes, I speak a bit.
{pause}
Fira: Iya, saya bisa bicara sedikit.
Jessi: To use a different phrase, replace a bit with fluently.
Fira: fasih
Jessi: fluently
Fira: (slow) fasih (regular) fasih
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with fluently
Fira: Iya, saya bisa bicara fasih.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for a bit. Say Yes, I speak fluently.
{pause}
Fira: Iya, saya bisa bicara fasih.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Indonesia and someone asks you if you speak Indonesian . You want to answer Yes, I speak very well.. Respond to the question.
Fira: Apakah anda bisa bicara bahasa Indonesia? (five seconds) Iya, saya bisa bicara hanya sedikit.
Jessi: Now you want to answer Yes, I speak a bit. Respond to the question.
Fira: Apakah anda bisa bicara bahasa Indonesia? (five seconds) Iya, saya bisa bicara sangat baik.
Jessi: You want to answer Yes, I speak fluently.. . Answer the speaker's question.
Fira: Apakah anda bisa bicara bahasa Indonesia? (five seconds) Iya, saya bisa bicara sedikit.
Jessi: Imagine you're fluently. Respond to the question.
Fira: Apakah anda bisa bicara bahasa Indonesia? (five seconds) Iya, saya bisa bicara fasih.
Jessi: You want to know if the stranger speaks Indonesian. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Fira: Apakah anda bisa bicara bahasa Indonesia?
{pause}
Jessi: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Fira: Apakah anda bisa bicara bahasa Indonesia?
{pause}
Jessi: This is the end of Lesson 5

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May I also ask: Apa kamu berbicara bahasa Indonesia?

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Hi Muneer,


Good start! Sedikit demi sedikit menjadi bukit, we say. Little by little it becomes a hill. I hope you enjoyed this lesson :)


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Iya Saya bisa bicars hanya sedikit.

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Grammar Points. Word 2 anda is not occupation. Please help check.:neutral: