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What languages are spoken in Indonesia?

As an Indonesian language teacher, I am often asked by my international students about languages spoken in Indonesia. This question normally occurs after my students find out people in Bali have different accents and they hear different languages on the street. So, in this blog post, I want to answer the question. There are 653

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Indonesian Expressions

Indonesian Thank You

As a magic word, thank you is an important word to learn. In this blog post, we will go beyond Indonesian thank you terima kasih. We will learn the variations and the equivalent words in local languages in Indonesia. Formal Thank You The Indonesian word for thank you is ‘Terima kasih’. In formal situations, when

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Culture

Meaning of Mas

As Indonesian teachers, we often get a question ‘what is the meaning of mas?’ So today’s post is dedicated to other Indonesian learners out there who might have the same question. The meaning of mas is ‘older brother/bro’. It drives from Javanese language, but it is used national wide. It’s known across the country because

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Indonesian Learning

Online Indonesian Classes

Are you looking for online Indonesian classes? We are ready to help! We are a professional and highly rated Bahasa Indonesia language school based in Bali. We can assist you master Indonesian language quickly and naturally. Why takes online Indonesian classes at Jembatan Bahasa? All of our teachers are experienced and certified to teach Indonesian

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Indonesian Learning

Learn Indonesian Language

Known as an easy language and spoken by millions of people, many foreign speakers want to learn Indonesian language. If you are new to the Indonesian language, this article is perfect for you as we will talk about four main topics about learning Indonesian: what is Bahasa Indonesia? Why should you learn it? How can

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What language do they speak in Bali?

Plan to visit Bali in the near future and wondering what language they speak in Bali? Keep reading as we will discuss languages spoken in the Paradise in this blog post. Due to its popularity as one of the most visited holiday destinations in the world, people in Bali learn to speak many foreign languages

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Indonesian Grammar

Ada in Indonesian

As one of the most common words, Ada in Indonesian is an important word to learn. However, many of our learners are sometimes confused with ada meaning in Indonesian so in this blog post, we will discuss this Indonesian grammar point. In general, there are three uses of ada: existence (like there is, there are),

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Is Indonesian hard to learn?

A very common question we often get is ‘Is Bahasa Indonesia easy?’ or ‘Is Indonesian hard to learn?’. In this blog post, we want to convince you that Indonesian is one of easiest languages in the world. Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian language) was created to be the national language of 260 million speakers of thousands of

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Bahasa Indonesia Course

Are you thinking of taking a Bahasa Indonesia course but you not sure which language school to go to? We have a few considerations for you! Choosing an Indonesian language school can be tricky as there are so many options available both in-class and online learnings. We provide four steps for you to follow in