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Learning Indonesian

Posted by flijten on 19/4/2017 at 02:33

Since I like learning new languages and I am going to be spending at least 13 weeks in Indonesia this summer I've started learning at least the basics of the Indonesian language. So far I love how they removed a lot of the irregular grammar and useless extra verbs :) learning a lot of words is now half the job.
I use babbel (payed) which works pretty good for me.

My questions:
Have you learned Indonesian?
Up to what level?
Did you need it? Where?
How do Indonesians respond to a westerner grasping the basics of Indonesian?
Any tips?

#1 flijten has been a member since 19/12/2016. Location: Netherlands. Posts: 28

Posted by somtam2000 on 19/4/2017 at 19:25 admin

An excellent online resource is Learning Indonesian. The introductory part of the course is 100% free and if you get through all of that it will give you a solid grounding in the language.


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