Practising Colloquial Indonesian sentences
Let's practise some of the CJI features from Sneddon's textbook 'Colloquial Jakartan Indonesian'.
Read the textbook extracts below and the complete following exercises to consolidate our understanding.
Let's look at some expressions that uses Apa (atau), entar, nanti, biar (supaya, agar).
|Kiri apa kanan?||Left or right?|
|Pengen soto apa gule?||Do you want soto or gulai?|
|Nanti aja.||How about later.|
|Entar dulu ya.||Won't be long.|
|Jangan lari ntar jatuh.||Don't run otherwise you'll fall.|
|Biar bagus.||So that it'll turn out good.|
|Pelan-pelan biar nggak salah.||Do it slowly so that you don't make a mistake.|
|Biar nggak kena macet...||So that we don't get stuck in traffic...|
|Biarin aja.||Le it be.|