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Adjunct of frequency in Indonesian Posted by on Jan 29, 2018

sekali-sekali once in a while, now and then, occasionally berkali-kali, berulang kali, berulang-ulang repeatedly pernah literally means “ever” and is used in a positive statement that means “once (in the past)” tidak pernah used in a negative statement means “never or not ever” hampir tidak pernah hardly ever, rarely jarang seldom kadang-kadang, kadang kala sometimes…

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Indonesia’s Darmasiswa Program Posted by on Jan 29, 2018

Indonesia's Darmasiswa Program

How would you like to get paid to study in Indonesia?  The Darmasiswa program brings people to study in Jakarta, Yogyakarta, and even Bali. You can study Indonesian music, art, dance, or language in a local university. Tuition is covered, and you even get a monthly stipend. There’s always something fun going on outside of…

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A Culinary Journey Across Java Posted by on Jan 25, 2018

A Culinary Journey Across Java

Traveling across the island of Java is an incredible experience. In addition to visiting places like Borobudur temple and Kawah Ijen, you get to sample delicious food all along the way. See what’s cooking on the world’s most populous island in a culinary journey across Java. In this short video, you’ll see Indonesian classics like:…

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Adjuncts of time in Indonesian Posted by on Jan 25, 2018

sekarang now kini now, nowadays saat ini at this moment kemarin yesterday besok tomorrow lusa the day after tomorrow dulu, dahulu indicating a much earlier time point  in the past, previously . In another context, “dulu” could mean “first before the other”. For example: “saya mau makan dulu sebelum pergi ke dokter.” (I will eat…

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Degrees of Comparison in Indonesian Posted by on Jan 25, 2018

Lebih + adjective + daripada “Lebih” means more, over. “lebih murah daripada toko-toko lainnya” – “cheaper than other stores”. This phrase shows the way to compare adjectives in Indonesian. Another example is “Rumah saya lebih jauh dari kantor daripada rumah Anda”—“My house is farther from the our office than yours.” (Note that the first “dari”means…

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