The Learner's Dictionary of Today's Indonesian
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|Format:||Paperback, 1176 pages|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||Australia, 01 August 1999|
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!" "Eh?" and "Ouch"?. 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 a tool intended to help you gain an authentic, up-to-date and active command of the language. It provides a 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; and 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 key 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 arsing from differences in culture and history between English-speakers and Indonesian-speakers. The book is a comprehensive dictionary designed specifically to help you gain a practical command of the national language of one of the world's most populous nations.
Table of Contents
IntroductionPart IIndonesian-to-EnglishPart IIEnglish-to-IndonesianPart IIITopic Lists:1.Abbreviations2.Time, telling the time, the calendar3.Marker-words4.Numbers5.Colours6.Continents, countries, nations and languages7.Islands, provinces and cities of Indonesia8.Sizes, shapes and units of measure9.Everyday etiquette and polite expressions10.Slang, youth talk11.Languages and language study12.Nature, geography and the weather13.Inert/inanimate materials and natural processes/occurrences14.Living creatures (animals,birds,fish,reptiles,insects)15.Trees and plants16.Farming17.People, their personal and social details18.The human body, senses and appearance19.Health, bodily functions, sickness and care of the body20.Emotions, personal relationships and personal problems21.Clothes22.The built environment: cities,villages and buildings23.The house, its rooms and
About the Author
George Quinn is one of Australia's most innovative teachers of Indonesian with 25 years practical experience teaching the language at the University of Sydney, the Northern Territory University and currently the Australian National University. As a researcher he is best known for his ground-breaking study of modern literature in the Javanese language. George Quinn holds a Bachelor's degree in Indonesian from Gadjah Mada University (Yogyakarta) and a PhD from the University of Sydney.
|Publisher: ||Allen & Unwin|
|Dimensions: ||22.0 x 15.0 x 5.0 centimeters (1.45 kg)|