LearnIndonesianwith Us!

Start Learning

Indonesian Language Blog

Thank you! Please check your inbox for your confirmation email.
You must click the link in the email to verify your request.

Kenangan Masa Kecil Saya Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

Sharing childhood stories is always enjoyable, especially if you want to accelerate the learning of a new language. By talking about experiences and fond memories of your childhood, you can also build relationships with people you have just met. You can tell them about the places you have visited, games and activities, and even your favorite sport.

To help you, I wrote about my childhood in Indonesia using simple sentences and vocabulary for beginners.

Kenangan Masa Kecil Saya

HL Liburan di Sawah

image by hariansemarangeducation.blogspot.com

Waktu saya kecil, keluarga saya sering berpindah tempat ke bebagai daerah di Indonesia.  Kami biasanya pindah dua tahun sekali karena ayah saya ditugaskan untuk memimpin salah satu kantor cabang yang terdapat di seluruh Indonesia.

Saya dan dua saudara saya harus sering berpindah sekolah dan menyesuaikan diri dengan budaya dan bahasa daerah di tempat baru untik bisa berkomunikasi dan berteman.

Hari Sabtu dan Minggu adalah hari kesukaan saya karena biasanya orangtua saya membawa kami untuk mengunjungi tempat-tempat wisata dan rumah makan yang menyajikan masakan khas daerah setempat. Kegemaran saya adalah mengumpulkan kerajinan tangan yang biasanya terbuat dari kulit, kulit kerang atau bambu.

RanoRahman

image by Rano Rahman/Flickr.com/All creative commons

Waktu saya kecil belum ada komputer atau game seperti sekarang, jadi saya biasanya banyak menghabiskan waktu bermain di luar rumah dengan teman-teman yang tinggal di dekat rumah. Kami biasanya bermain setelah pulang sekolah dan makan siang.

Peacekeeping - UNAMA

image by United Nation Photo//flickr.com/all creative commons

Permainan kegemaran saya dan teman-teman adalah badminton, lompat tali, galasin atau galah asin, balapan lari, petak umpet, bermain bola kasti, naik sepeda atau memetik mangga dari pohon yang ada di halaman rumah. Dan berjalan di pematang sawah sambil bernyanyi, mengobrol dan bermain layang-layang.

DeanMcCoy_Hopscoth

Image by Dean McCoy at flickr.com/commercial use allowed

Masa kecil yang indah yang sulit saya lupakan.

Momen masa kecil apa yang sulit Anda lupakan?

Key words

Indonesian English
kenangan memory
berpindah tempat move to another place or area
menyesuaikan diri to adjust yourself
mengunjungi to visit
budaya setempat a local culture
bahasa daerah a local language
menghabiskan waktu to spend time
memetik to pick
permainan game
kegemaran penchant; hobby; favorite
teman-teman

sahabat

friends

best friend

saudara sibling(s)

 

ENGLISH

Memories of my childhood

When I was little, my family often moved to various regions in Indonesia. We usually moved every two years as my father was assigned to head one of the branch offices where he worked, which were located throughout Indonesia.

My two siblings and I had to change schools frequently and adapt to the culture and local language of the new place to be able to communicate and make friends.

Saturdays and Sundays were my favorite days because my parents usually took us to visit touristic places and restaurants that served local specialties. My favorite activity was collecting handicrafts, which were typically made of skins, shells or bamboos.

When I was little, there were no computer or games as they are now, so I usually spent a lot of time playing outdoors with friends who lived near my house. We often played together after school and had lunch.

My favorite games and activities included badminton, jump rope, hopscotch, running, hide and seek, baseball, riding bikes, or picking mangoes from the trees in front yards, walking at the paddy dike while singing, chatting, and flying kites.

A beautiful childhood is difficult to forget.

What are the most moments that you miss in your childhood?

 

PRACTICE

Tell us about your childhood, try to answer the following questions:

  1. What was the city/town you grew up in like?
  2. How is your childhood home like?
  3. Who is your best friend growing up?
  4. Did your family have to move houses? Why?
  5. What games did you and your friends play?

 

Tags: , , , , , ,
Share this:
Pin it

About the Author: asimonoff

I’m an Indonesian language instructor, instructional material developer, reading test developer, and interpreter. I have been teaching Indonesian to adult students for 15 years, and have been teaching students from many backgrounds, such as private, military and diplomatic service employees. I’m Indonesian, but am living in the US now; my exposure to different cultures in my home country and in the US has enriched my knowledge in teaching Indonesian as a second language. I approach the teaching of the Indonesian language by developing students’ critical cultural awareness and competence. This method of teaching has been proven to be a key to the success of my students. Students become conscious of the essential role culture plays in the language.