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The Learner's Dictionary of Today's Indonesian - George Quinn

The Learner's Dictionary of Today's Indonesian

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What are the 24 words for 'you' in Indonesian? Why does Indonesian have four words for 'rice but no exact equivalent of 'farm'? How do you say 'Bang!' 'Ouch!' and 'Eh?'. What is the difference between dong and doang in colloquial Indonesian? How did the name of the Hindu god Indra give us the modern Indonesian word for motor vehicle?

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student of Indonesian, The Learner's Dictionary of Today's Indonesian is an essential tool to help you gain an authentic, up-to-date, and active command of the language. It provides a wholly new, very detailed snapshot of the core vocabulary of Indonesian.

Among its features are:

* thousand of illustrative sentences

* an easy pronunciation guide

* extensive cross-referencing

* helpful tips on usage

* topic lists which group the dictionary's words according to 42 'common usage' areas, including time, colours, daily activities, the home, sport, occupations, mass media, religion and business.

A unique feature of the dictionary is the dozens of boxes giving invaluable information on everyday usage, word origins and nuances of meaning.

Rich in information on the cultural context in which words are used, it includes notes on the difficulties learners experience arising from differences in culture and history between English-speakers and Indonesian-speakers. The Learner's Dictionary of Today's Indonesian is the first comprehensive dictionary designed specifically to help you gain a practical command of the national language of one of the world's most populous nations.


Better to buy the book.


I bought the eBook version of this Indonesian dictionary as I wanted to have it on my phone for a recent visit to Indonesia. But it has been pretty much unusable for the purpose of quick lookups that I'd been hoping for. The Booktopia reader makes it very clunky to use, very difficult to get around the dictionary. It just doesn't work well at all. Eg if you want to go back it throws you out of the book so you have to load it again.or at least I couldn't find a way to do it. I'm not sure, as I haven't seen the book version, if it's a problem with the layout of the dictionary of the failings of Booktopia reader or both, but it's been a huge disappointment. I'm sure the book version works well though.


The Learner's Dictionary of Today's Indonesian

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Part I


Part II


Part III

Topic Lists:


2.Time, telling the time, the calendar




6.Continents, countries, nations and languages

7.Islands, provinces and cities of Indonesia

8.Sizes, shapes and units of measure

9.Everyday etiquette and polite expressions

10.Slang, youth talk

11.Languages and language study

12.Nature, geography and the weather

13.Inert/inanimate materials and natural processes/occurrences

14.Living creatures (animals,birds,fish,reptiles,insects)

15.Trees and plants


17.People, their personal and social details

18.The human body, senses and appearance

19.Health, bodily functions, sickness and care of the body

20.Emotions, personal relationships and personal problems


ISBN: 9781741151121
ISBN-10: 1741151120
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1176
Published: 1st August 1999
Publisher: A&U Academic
Edition Number: 1