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Archive for October, 2016

Words used to describe facial expressions in Indonesian Posted by on Oct 31, 2016

The ability to catch someone’s facial expressions is important to building an effective communication. Though nothing is said verbally, there is much to be understood about the messages we send and receive through the use of  this nonverbal communication. Facial expressions are important parts of how we communicate and how we develop impressions of the people around…

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Indonesian Fruit Vocabulary Posted by on Oct 25, 2016

Fruit (buah) is an important part of the Indonesian diet. Markets all over the massive archipelago nation are stocked with all kinds of fresh, tropical fruits. Before we get into how fruit is eaten in Indonesia, let’s learn some vocabulary. Indonesian Fruit Vocabulary Here are 30 Indonesian words for fruits. You’ll notice that some are…

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Kanawa Island & Pink Beach Video Posted by on Oct 20, 2016

After sorting out a boat in the town of Labuan Bajo, it’s time to head out on a 2-day adventure to explore Komodo National Park. Enjoy the beautiful views all around, snorkel with giant manta rays, and kick back on the stunning Pink Beach. See all this and more in Part One of our video…

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Komodo Trip (Part One) Posted by on Oct 18, 2016

There are lots of amazing experiences to be had traveling across Flores. Snorkeling and visiting remote islands near Maumere. Hiking up to see sunrise over the three colored lakes of Mt. Kelimutu. Taking in the unique villages and local culture in the villages around Bajawa. These are all great, but the real star of Flores…

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Indonesian Meat and Seafood Vocabulary (Video) Posted by on Oct 13, 2016

Don’t go hungry when traveling in Indonesia! Learn some Indonesian vocabulary for meat and seafood in this short video. Technically, you should add the word for meat (daging) before the animal – i.e. daging ayam, daging babi, daging sapi. For practical purposes, though, this isn’t necessary. When you’re in a restaurant ordering, they’re going to…

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