Indonesian, Conversational

Indonesian, Conversational

Learn to Speak and Understand Indonesian with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 16
  • ISBN: 9780743598842
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Description

Includes 16 lessons on 8 CDs

About Indonesian

  • Indonesian, also known as Bahasa Indonesia, is the official language of Indonesia.
  • Indonesia is a form of Malay, an Austronesian (or Malayo-Polynesian) language, which had been used as a lingua franca in the Indonesian archipelago for centuries.
  • Standard Indonesian pronunciation, which is taught in this course, is based on the language of Jakarta.
  • Indonesian is spoken by nearly 35 million people as a first language and by 150 million people as a second language. It is also spoken in Thailand, East Timor, Sri Lanka, Africa, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Netherlands, and the US.
  • Besides Indonesian, there are over 300 local languages spoken in Indonesia, however, Indonesian is the primary language in education, government, business and communication.
  • Written Indonesian uses the Latin alphabet (like English), there are 26 letters.
Indonesian, Conversational
  • New sixteen 30-minute lessons of spoken Indonesian language instruction (the first sixteen Units of Pimsleur’s 30-Unit Comprehensive Program), replaces the Compact Indonesian.
  • Essential grammar and vocabulary that teach you greetings, numbers, how to order food and drink, deal with currency, scheduling a meal or meeting and to give and ask for directions. Learn to speak with near-native pronunciation skills.
  • No mindless repetition! Converse with native speakers in natural (and useful!) conversations. fast, fun and effective language acquisition.
  • Completely Audio - anytime, anywhere. No computer necessary! Unlike expensive software programs which tie learners to a computer, Pimsleur courses are available in CD or mp3 format to meet your needs.

Description

Includes 16 lessons on 8 CDs

About Indonesian

  • Indonesian, also known as Bahasa Indonesia, is the official language of Indonesia.
  • Indonesia is a form of Malay, an Austronesian (or Malayo-Polynesian) language, which had been used as a lingua franca in the Indonesian archipelago for centuries.
  • Standard Indonesian pronunciation, which is taught in this course, is based on the language of Jakarta.
  • Indonesian is spoken by nearly 35 million people as a first language and by 150 million people as a second language. It is also spoken in Thailand, East Timor, Sri Lanka, Africa, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Netherlands, and the US.
  • Besides Indonesian, there are over 300 local languages spoken in Indonesia, however, Indonesian is the primary language in education, government, business and communication.
  • Written Indonesian uses the Latin alphabet (like English), there are 26 letters.
Indonesian, Conversational
  • New sixteen 30-minute lessons of spoken Indonesian language instruction (the first sixteen Units of Pimsleur’s 30-Unit Comprehensive Program), replaces the Compact Indonesian.
  • Essential grammar and vocabulary that teach you greetings, numbers, how to order food and drink, deal with currency, scheduling a meal or meeting and to give and ask for directions. Learn to speak with near-native pronunciation skills.
  • No mindless repetition! Converse with native speakers in natural (and useful!) conversations. fast, fun and effective language acquisition.
  • Completely Audio - anytime, anywhere. No computer necessary! Unlike expensive software programs which tie learners to a computer, Pimsleur courses are available in CD or mp3 format to meet your needs.

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  • It works (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Perfects accent (3)
  • Portable (3)

Cons

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    • Travel (4)

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    4.0

    tourist indonesian, well done

    By pk

    from MA

    About Me Have Indonesian Family, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Indonesian, Conversational:

      This version of beginning Indonesian seems better than the last version of 10 lessons. One learns to ask for juice or tea instead of wine and beer!
      Lots of practice in each new concept, though the pace is fast, have to turn the CD off to formulate the sentence if I want to get it myself before the teacher pronounces it. Or not, as I review and understand more.
      I do love Pimsleur as the best way of learning a language for me!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      It is the best learning sys

      By KMT

      from Colorado

      About Me Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • It Works

      Cons

      • No writing component

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Indonesian, Conversational:

      It teachs a very practical vocabulary. The words and phrases help you to become friendly and functional in your travels.

      It is very difficult to rip the CDs to place on a mp3, tablet, or smart phoone. Every CD has the same title so each subsequent CD overwrites the prvious one. Each CD has to be manually renamed. So painful.

      It would be very helpful to have written words for each lesson. Seeing the word helps with the pronouncication and allows words to be reviewed outside of the lesson.

       
      5.0

      Conversational Indonesian

      By Randijo

      from Portland OR

      About Me Business person

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family background/Heritage
        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Indonesian, Conversational:

        I love these DVDS. It was so easy for me to learn. I really was amazed how easy it was. I'm not that good at languages. I just wish that the next course did NOT include these dvds. I would like to buy only dvds that I don't have already.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Super Easy

        By Dr. Rich

        from Yuba City, CA

        About Me Professional

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Fun
        • It Works
        • Perfects Accent
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family background/Heritage
          • Travel

          Comments about Indonesian, Conversational:

          I married my wife, an imigrant from Indonesia who harped on how hard it was to learn English. I learned Indonesian with your product in the car on the way to work with out her knowing it. I then suprised her family at a social occassion by speaking to everyone in their native language.

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