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Translating Indonesia

I still remember very vividly the moment I became hooked on the study of Indonesia and on the mystery of translation between Indonesian and English. I guess all of you, as translators, have…

Language is a Business Tool

Corporate and public organisations now operate on a global scale. Whether dealing with an overseas client, colleague or supplier, or exploring a new business partnership. Interaction with people from different cultures is now…

The miracle of Bahasa Indonesia and Arabic

It has always been the dream and wish of many Arabs that everyone should speak the same classical Arabic. Arabic dialects are considered by some Arab linguists to be a degenerate form of…

Berkat Anton Kita Tertib

OBITUARIUM Rabu, 27 July 2011 http://www.lampungpost.com/index.php/ragam/4288-obituarium–berkat-anton-kita-tertib-.html ANTON MOELIONO, TVRI, program Pembinaan Bahasa Indonesia. Inilah senyawa yang mendidik kita tertib berbahasa sekaligus pengingat mutiara berharga yang mempertautkan keragaman bangsa ini. Sang “pembina bahasa” itu…

Using Indonesian Dictionary

Contributed and posted by ‘The Indonesian Way’, a textbook for the Indonesian language by George Quinn and Uli Kozok. Base forms are words that have affixes attached to them. Affixes are like pilot…

Western Loanwords in Indonesian

Indonesian has thousands of words that resemble English words. Lots of them serve an obvious purpose: they fill a gap in the vocabulary. Examples of these are pistol, helikopter, komputer. There was no word to…

Is Indonesian a non-sexist language?

Contributed and posted by ‘The Indonesian Way’, a textbook for the Indonesian language by George Quinn and Uli Kozok. The third-person pronouns of English compel us to specify male (he, his), female (she,…

Big Money

Contributed and posted by ‘The Indonesian Way’, a textbook for the Indonesian language by George Quinn and Uli Kozok. After the Second World War, Japan, Italy and several other countries were struck by…

Thank You … Yes or No?

Contributed and posted by ‘The Indonesian Way’, a textbook for the Indonesian language by George Quinn and Uli Kozok. ‘Apakah’ is a yes/no question word. If a Yes/No question has bisa or mau in it…

Be Polite About Other People’s Body

Contributed and posted by ‘The Indonesian Way’, a textbook for the Indonesian language by George Quinn and Uli Kozok. Many Indonesians are sensitive about references to their bodies. It is not exactly impolite…

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