Instant Indonesian

Instant Indonesian : How to Express 1,000 Different Ideas with Just 100 Key Words and Phrases! (Indonesian Phrasebook & Dictionary)

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Description

It's amazing how 100 key words and phrases provide instant communication!Do you want to speak simple Indonesian but are too busy to study it? Are you visiting Indonesia for a short time and want an Indonesian phrase book to help you communicate? If so, this Indonesian phrasebook is for you-it's the easiest and quickest way to learn Indonesian. It's tiny 0.4 x 4.1 x 5.9 inches size makes it incredibly convenient to travel with but without losing the most essential content for communication. The idea of Instant Indonesian is simple-learn 100 words and phrases and say 1,000 things. The trick is knowing which 100 words to learn, but the authors Stuart Robson and Julian Millie have solved the problem, choosing only those words you'll hear again and again. Even with a vocabulary this small, you'll be surprised how quickly and fluently you too can communicate in the Indonesian language. Words are repeated in different combinations, building familiarity without effort. A brief guide to pronunciation allows the user to say the phrases correctly and an Indonesian dictionary allows for quick reference. Here's a sample of what you'll be able to do with this Indonesian phrasebook: Meet people. Go shopping. Ask directions. Ride the subway. Order food and drinks. And much more.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 101 x 152 x 14mm | 160g
  • Tuttle Publishing
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd ed.
  • 0804845182
  • 9780804845182
  • 100,346

Review quote

"A brilliant book for a beginner! 100 words are formally introduced (there's additional vocab at the end of the book) and examples given on how to use the words. While it takes time to digest and memorize all the words and their usage, the book is written in such a way that it does not intimidate the reader. A short introduction and commentary is also given on various important topics (e.g. culture, formal and informal behavior, etc)." -Goodreads "Instant Indonesian's vocab is on point, the format is non-intimidating, the examples sound like things Indonesians actually say, and the authors build up gradually to more tricky aspects of Indonesian." -Escape Artists blog "The Instant series from Tuttle, however, is not your usual phrasebook. Rather than focusing on phrases to help you order food, go to the hospital, rent a hotel room, or buy a train ticket, it provides you with more than 100 key words and phrases to help you express more than 1,000 unique ideas based on general conversation topics." -Eurolinguisteshow more

About Stuart Robson

Stuart Robson has been deeply involved with Asian studies for over 40 years. He has taught at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands and is a member of the Royal Institute of Linguistics and Anthropology. He is the author of the Javanese-English Dictionary (Periplus Editions, 2002), the only comprehensive English-Javanese dictionary. Now a resident of Australia, he has most recently been the head of the Indonesian Program at Monash University.show more

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38 ratings
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