Please note, this is taken directly from our learning package so many of the links won't connect as they do in the package, but you can progress through all the exercises here, just as you would in the learning package.

Here's a simple little exercise to practice 'di' (in,at,on) and 'ke' (to), but remember, even though words are defined as such, they are often used differently in other languages.

If you can, try listening to the dialogue while you do the exercise and click on the answer before you hear it. For this particular dialogue, maybe answer the first group, then start the audio, read along and finish the exercise.
(Remember, holding your mouse over the words in the dialogue will give the English equivalent.)
(Holding your mouse over the missing word (underline) gives the answer.)


Andy (and you) meet Bob at Bintang Bahasa:

Dialogue 1 - Exercise 1a :


Welcome to Bintang Bahasa.

B:

Selamat datang ___ Bintang Bahasa.

 

 di

 ke

To where?

A:

___ mana?

 

 Di

 Ke

To Bintang Bahasa.

B:

___ Bintang Bahasa.

 

 Di

 Ke

Where's that?

A:

___ mana itu?

 

 Di

 Ke

Here.

B:

___ sini.

 

 Di

 Ke

Bintang Bahasa is here.

  

Bintang Bahasa (ada) ___ sini.

 

 di

 ke

This is Bintang Bahasa.

  

Ini Bintang Bahasa.

 

Oh, yeah?

A:

Oh, iya?

 

Yes! This is Bintang Bahasa!

B:

Iya! Ini Bintang Bahasa!

 

..uhh.. Who are you?

A:

..uhh.. Kamu siapa?

 

Me? I'm Bob.

B:

Saya? Saya Bob.

 

Bob?

A:

Bob?

 

Yes, Bob.

B:

Iya, Bob.

 

Bob who?

A:

Bob siapa?

 

Just Bob.

B:

Bob saja.

 

Just Bob?

A:

Bob Saja?

 

Yes, just Bob.

B:

Iya, Bob saja.

 

Ok, Just Bob.

A:

Oke, Mister Saja..

 

No, no. Bob. Just Bob.

B:

Nggak, nggak. Bob. Bob saja.

 

Yeah, that's what I said, Just Bob.

A:

Iya, saya bilang Mister Saja.

 

But my name is just Bob.

B:

Tapi nama saya Bob saja.

 

Just Bob?

A:

Bob Saja?

 

Yes, just Bob.

B:

Iya, Bob saja.

 

Ok, Just Bob.

A:

Oke, Mister Saja..

 

No, no. Bob. Just Bob.

B:

Nggak, nggak. Bob. Bob saja.

 

Just Bob?

A:

Bob Saja?

 

Yes, just Bob.

B:

Iya, Bob saja.

 

Ok, Just.

A:

Oke, Saja.

 

No, my name is Bob.

B:

Nggak, nama saya Bob.

 

Bob?

A:

Bob?

 

Yes, Bob. Just Bob.

B:

Iya, Bob. Bob saja.

 

Just Bob?

A:

Bob Saja?

 

Yes, just Bob.

B:

Iya, Bob saja.

 

Where am I?

A:

Saya ___ mana?

 

 di

 ke

At Bintang Bahasa.

B:

___ Bintang Bahasa.

 

 Di

 Ke

And.. where's Bintang Bahasa?

A:

Dan.. Bintang Bahasa ___ mana?

 

 di

 ke

Here.

B:

___ sini.

 

 Di

 Ke

This is Bintang Bahasa.

  

Ini Bintang Bahasa.

 

And your name is..?

A:

Dan nama kamu..?

 

Bob.

B:

Bob.

 

Just Bob?

A:

Bob Saja?

 

Yeah, just Bob.

B:

Iya, Bob saja.

 

And this is Bintang Bahasa?

A:

Dan ___ sini Bintang Bahasa?

 

 di

 ke

Correct.

B:

Betul.

 

Ok.. I'm at Bintang Bahasa and you're Just Bob.

A:

Oke.. saya ada ___ Bintang Bahasa dan kamu Bob Saja.

 

 di

 ke

Correct.

B:

Betul.

 

Where are you from?

  

Kamu dari mana?

 

Me?

A:

Saya?

 

Yes, you.

B:

Iya, kamu.

 

I'm from Australia.

A:

Saya dari Australia.

 

Ahh!! Australia.

B:

Ahh!! Australia.

 

What's your name?

  

Nama kamu siapa?

 

My name?

A:

Nama saya?

 

Yes, your name. What's your name?

B:

Iya, nama kamu. Nama kamu siapa?

 

My name's Andy.

A:

Nama saya Andy.

 

Hi Andy, welcome to Bintang Bahasa.

B:

Hai Andy, selamat datang di Bintang Bahasa.

 

Hi... Bob?

A:

Hai... Bob?

 

Good!

B:

Bagus!

 

Come.. let's have a look.

  

Mari.. kita lihat.

 


     
(Put your mouse over the blank to see the answer.)





How'd you make out? This exercise is intentially very, very simple, but if you're absolutely brand new to learning Bahasa, then this and the other exercises are perhaps just right to ever so slowly 'activate' your 'Bahasa thinking'.

The next step is to try and type in the missing bahasa word. Some students will progress very quickly to this level, others will take longer. It doesn't matter, just go at your own pace.

Selamat datang Bintang Bahasa.   
Try this style!

Also try our 10 words a day section.

Either continue with the story of Bob Saja or try some of the other exercises with this dialogue. We recommend just clicking the 'Next' button above and working through all the exercises.

(select the correct missing words)
di / ke    mana / sini    kamu / saya    siapa / mana   
di, ke, dari    sini, sana, mana   
sini, sana, mana, siapa, apa   

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