Lesson number 7 teaches an important aspect in Indonesian which is negation. I'm also including a list of vocabulary about the human body, and finally a conversation about getting to know someone. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Indonesian Classes.
Negation is the opposite of an affirmative statement. So basically any negative expression such as "no", "never" "nothing" etc. Knowing how to use the negation form could help you double the number of expressions you could use in a sentence.
Here are some negation expressions that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Indonesian, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.
|No one||tiada siapa-siapa|
|No longer||tidak lagi|
|Should not||Seharusnya tidak|
Now we will try to implement some of the negative expressions above into full Indonesian sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.
|Don't worry!||Jangan khawatir.|
|I cannot remember the word||Saya tidak bisa mengingat kata tersebut|
|I do not speak Japanese||Saya tidak berbicara bahasa Jepang|
|I don't know!||Saya tidak tahu.|
|I'm not fluent in Italian yet||Saya belum lancar berbahasa Italia|
|I'm not interested!||Saya tidak tertarik|
|No one here speaks Greek||Di sini tidak ada yang bisa berbahasa Yunani|
|No problem!||Tidak masalah|
|This is not correct||Ini tidak benar|
|This is wrong||Ini salah|
|We don't understand||Kami tidak mengerti|
|You should not forget this word||seharusnya kamu/Anda tidak melupakan kata tersebut|
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Below is a list of 20 words related to human body. If you can memorize them by heart, you might be able to communicate to your doctor if you have amy pain or discomfort.
|Back||punggung (for body)|
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Finally, a list of commonly used expressions about getting to know someone for the first time. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Indonesian Phrases page. Enjoy!
|He feels with his hand||Dia meraba dengan tangannya.|
|I smell with my nose||Saya mencium dengan hidung.|
|She has beautiful eyes||Dia bermata cantik.|
|She tastes with her tongue||Dia merasa dengan lidahnya.|
|We see with our eyes||Kita melihat dengan mata.|
|You hear with your ears||Kita (Anda) mendengar dengan telinga.|
|How old are you?||Umur berapa anda?|
|I'm (twenty, thirty...) Years old|
|Are you married?||Apakah anda sudah menikah?|
|Do you have children?||Apakah anda telah mempunyai anak?|
|I have to go||Saya harus pergi|
|I will be right back!|
Language Quote: English is the official language of the sky! It doesn't matter which country they are from, all pilots speak in English on international flights.
Congratulations! You finished your 7th lesson in Indonesian about negation, and the human body. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Indonesian Lesson 8. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Indonesian homepage.