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Jessi: Top 25 Indonesian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 8: Can you eat Indonesian food? 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 "Can you eat Sundanese food?" In Indonesian this is
Fira: Bisakah anda makan masakan Sunda?
The first word in the question โ€œCan you eat Sundanese food?โ€ is
Fira: bisakah
Jessi: "meaning something like can" in English. Listen to it syllable by syllable.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) bisakah
Jessi: Listen again at natural speed. Please repeat.
Fira: bisakah
{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, Can you eat Sundanese food? is
Fira: anda
Jessi: meaning 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: bisakah anda
{pause}
And next
Fira: makan
Jessi: meaning something like eat in English.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) makan
Jessi: Now repeat.
Fira: makan
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Fira: bisakah anda makan
{pause}
And after that
Fira: masakan
Jessi: meaning something like dish in English.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) masakan
Jessi: Now repeat.
Fira: masakan
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 4 words of the question and repeat.
Fira: bisakah anda makan masakan
{pause}
Next is
Fira: Sunda
Jessi: meaning Sunda in English.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) Sunda
Jessi: Now repeat.
Fira: Sunda
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Fira: bisakah anda makan masakan Sunda
{pause}
Jessi: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question Can you eat Sundanese food??
Fira: Iya, rasanya lezat.
Jessi: "Yes, it's delicious.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Fira: (Slow) Iya, rasanya lezat.
{pause}
Though you may not hear this question often in Indonesia, it is good to have a ready answer in case you do.
As always in Indonesia, people value circumspection in everyday speech. Manners are always appreciated.
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: Next is
Fira: rasanya
meaning something like the taste.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) rasanya
Jessi:Now repeat.
Fira: rasanya
{Pause}
Jessi: Next is
Fira: lezat
meaning something like delicious.
Fira: (Slow, by syllable) lezat
Jessi:Now repeat.
Fira: lezat
{Pause}
Jessi: Listen to the speaker say, Yes, it's delicious., and then repeat.
Fira: Iya, rasanya lezat.
{pause}
Jessi: To use a different phrase, replace delicious with tasty.
Fira: sedap
Jessi: tasty
Fira: (slow) sedap (regular) sedap
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with tasty
Fira: Iya, rasanya sedap.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace delicious. Say Yes, it's tasty.
{pause}
Fira: Iya, rasanya sedap.
Jessi: To make another phrase, replace tasty with delicious.
Fira: lezat
Jessi: delicious
Fira: (slow) lezat (regular) lezat
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with delicious
Fira: Iya, rasanya lezat.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for tasty. Say Yes, it's delicious.
{pause}
Fira: Iya, rasanya lezat.
Jessi: To expand on the pattern, replace delicious with nice.
Fira: enak
Jessi: nice
Fira: (slow) enak (regular) enak
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with nice
Fira: Iya, rasanya enak.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for delicious. Say Yes, it's nice.
{pause}
Fira: Iya, rasanya enak.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Indonesia and someone asks if you can eat Indonesian food. You want to answer that it is delicious. Respond to the question.
Fira: Bisakah anda makan masakan Sunda? (five seconds) Iya, rasanya lezat.
Jessi: Now, you want to say that it's tasty Respond to the question.
Fira: Bisakah anda makan masakan Sunda? (five seconds) Iya, rasanya sedap.
Jessi: Now, you want to say that it's delicious. . Answer the speaker's question.
Fira: Bisakah anda makan masakan Sunda? (five seconds) Iya, rasanya lezat.
Jessi: you want to say that it's nice. Respond to the question.
Fira: Bisakah anda makan masakan Sunda? (five seconds) Iya, rasanya enak.
Jessi: You want to know if the stranger can eat Indonesian food. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Fira: Bisakah anda makan masakan Sunda?
{pause}
Jessi: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Fira: Bisakah anda makan masakan Sunda?
{pause}
Jessi: This is the end of Lesson 8

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Hi Felicia,


Thank you for your comment! The Sundanese of West Java is a tribe within Indonesian archipelago so it is considered Indonesian food. It is known for its โ€œsaladโ€, chilly sauce (sambal) and fish dishes.


I hope you will have the chance to try it sometime!


Salam,

Sarah

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Felicia
Sunday at 09:49 AM
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Here, Indonesian food, it says masakan Sunda. Mistake?