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Full Dialogue by Nadaa

Indonesian and English Transcripts

Halo, apa kabar? Nama saya Nadaa Kenanga.
Saya kelas enam.
Saya lahir di Jakarta, Indonesia.
Sekarang saya tinggal di Yorbalinda dengan ibu dan bapak saya.
Mata pelajaran favorit saya adalah menulis.
Dan hobi saya adalah bermain musik dan senam.
Saya bisa berbahasa Indonesia dan Inggris.
Saya belajar Bahasa Indonesia di rumah dari ibu dan bapak saya.
Yang menarik dari kebudayaan Indonesia adalah orang-orangnya. 

Hi, how are you? My name's Nadaa Kenanga.
I'm in 6th grade.
I was born in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Now I live in Yorba Linda with my mom and dad.
My favorite school subject is writing.
And my hobbies are playing music and gymnastics.
I can speak Bahasa Indonesia and English.
I learn Bahasa Indonesia at home from my mom and dad.
The interesting thing from the Indonesian culture is the people.

Vocabulary

lahir =  to be born
sekarang = now
mata pelajaran = school subject
mata = eye
pelajaran = lesson
favorit = favorite
adalah = to be (followed by predicate nouns)
menulis = to write (v), writing (n)
hobi = hobby
bermain = to play
musik = music
senam = gymnastics, to exercise
bisa = can
bahasa = language
berbahasa = to speak a language
berbahasa Indonesia = to speak Indonesian
berbahasa Inggris = to speak English
Bahasa Indonesia = Indonesian language
Bahasa Inggris = English
Inggris = English, England
belajar = to study
rumah = house, home
dari = from
yang menarik = the interesting thing
yang = nominal marker, linker
menarik = interesting
kebudayaan = culture
orang-orangnya = the people
orang = person
orang-orang = people

Notes

  • Mata literally means 'eye,' but when combined with other words it means different things. For example, matahari means 'the sun,' mata pelajaran means 'school subject,' and mata-mata means 'spy.'
  • Indonesian plural nouns may be indicated by reduplicating the noun, therefore, orang-orang is a plural form of orang 'person.'
  • Adalah is somewhat similar to English 'is, am, are.' However, adalah can be followed by noun phrases only and is optional.

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