Fun Ways to Learn Bahasa Indonesia for Foreigners: The Second Step

Okay, so today we’re gonna move to the second step. Did you already do the first step? Well, I hope you did, cause it will be hard to move on to the next step if you still left behind. Yeah, it will make your heart wants to scream “Hey! Wait!”, right? Okay. I hope you already did the first step.

What’s the fun ways to learn Bahasa Indonesia for foreigners? This second step is still related to the first one. On the first step, I told you to make it informal learning at the beginning. It’s just to help you to learn it by your heart, not only your brain. So, you will not get bored soon.

On the second step it can be related to your hobby (read: Easiest Way to Learn Bahasa Indonesia for Foreigners: The First Step), the second step is~

Watch Some Indonesian Movie or Listen To Indonesian Music

Well, congratulation if you already have such these hobbies, but if you still don’t like to listen to music or watch movies, then you better start to like it. Let me tell you something, this step will make your learn easier 30%. Why? It’s because you watch a movie, then you know what the usually say in daily life, and most of the common conversations are there. Also, if you wanna try to find something that little bit poetic, music is the best thing you can try.

A lot of poetic things in music, and as we know if music is not bounded with grammar or something like that. So, I suggest you not to always learn the proper sentence through music. It doesn’t mean that it’s not good to learn language through music, it’s just too poetic. For Example,

  • A lyric of Anji – Menunggumu : “Hatiku Kau Genggam” (The real meaning is “You Got My

Heart”, but if you try to translate it per word you will get “you got my heart in your hands)

  • A lyric of Iwan Fals – Ibu : “Lalu Doa-Doa Baluri Sekujur Tubuhku (The real meaning is “I

Have Mom’s Bless ”, but if you try to translate it per word you will get “All the prays are wetting my body”)

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When start to learn Indonesian it from movies and music. You need to practice also. It’s a good way to learn, but if you don’t practice it, it will be a waste. It’s okay for being mad once in a while. When you watch movies or even listen to music, you better try to say or sing the same thing as what the artists do.

Why? Hallo! It can improve your vocabulary, and especially your pronunciation. See? It can help you! If you do it often, or even everyday, you can be better each time. You won’t speak Bahasa Indonesia with your “bule” accent. You will automatically leave your accent behind, and change it into real Indonesian accent. That’s the fun ways to learn Bahasa Indonesia for foreigners.

You can do it whenever you want, wherever you want. Okay, so this is the end of second step, I hope you really do it before we move to next step. See ya.