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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.
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
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