Indonesian Language Tips

This video tutorial from Gary R. Chandler, author of the Language and Travel Guide To Indonesia, will introduce you to the fundamentals of the Indonesian language (Bahasa Indonesia). Indonesia is one of the most amazing and diverse countries in the world. It has ancient temples, beautiful beaches, hundreds of volcanoes, exotic wildlife, and abundant natural resources.

Indonesia includes Bali, Borneo, Java, Komodo, New Guinea, and Sumatra—more than 17,500 islands.

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The real beauty of Indonesia is found in the eyes and smiles of its people. Taking the time to learn some simple Indonesian words and phrases will help you unveil more of this country’s wonderful treasures. Most Indonesians are happy, friendly, and curious people. They often will speak to you as you cross paths. They typically will ask where you are from and where you are going. When you have the opportunity, try to converse with locals. It can be educational, informative, and rewarding. Most Indonesian people know at least a few English words and are eager to learn more. Many Indonesians are very articulate in English, especially those involved in tourism, retail, and international business.

Watch our Indonesian tutorial on YouTube.

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Experience more of Indonesia than the average traveler by speaking Indonesian. Simple courtesies and greetings will make your trip more productive and rewarding. Our phonetic style makes it impossible to mispronounce important words. Order your hard copyIndonesians will sparkle with delight when you speak just a few words in bahasa Indonesia.