Of course you have heard the greeting Selamat Pagi, which simply means “Good Morning”. And you may also have heard Selamat Tidur which is ‘Good Night; Sleep Well’. Yet, it does not mean ‘good’! Do you know what ‘Happy Birthday’ or ‘Happy Anniversary’ is in Indonesian? It is Selamat Ulang Tahun There is also Selamat Tahun Baru or ‘Happy New Year.’ But it also does not mean ‘happy’! And how do you say ‘good bye’?
A new lesson was added to Serba Serbi Nusantara, our reader for advanced Indonesian, which now has 35 lessons. In this lesson, and in the next few lessons that we plan to develop, we are focusing on Indonesia, its people, languages, and cultures. The lesson is entitled “Mengenali Keragaman Suku Bangsa di Indonesia” (Recognising Indonesia’s Ethnic Diversity). According to the 2010 Population Census, Indonesia has more than one thousand ethnic groups. That alone is already
«Indonesian Online» is under constant development. In 2019, the intermediate course «Baca Yuk!» and the advanced reader «Serba Serbi Nusantara» consisted of 23 lessons each. Now, each course has 33 lessons, meaning that we added 20 lessons during the last three years. Developing one lesson is time consuming. One of the most daunting tasks is to find suitable raw material, usually texts from a newspaper or an online journal, and a short video with good
Each time when you log in to Indonesian Online account, the IP from where you log on is recorded, and hence we know from what country you accessed Indonesian Online. We don’t consistently keep track from where our customers log in, but within the last four days, we had log-ins from 14 countries: 6 from Asia: Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Viet Nam; 4 from Europe: Spain, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom; 2 from the
We are very pleased that the Indonesian language textbooks in indonesian-online.com have received almost exclusively good to excellent reviews. A few months ago we were absolutely thrilled. After having received about 50 user-written testimonials within about five years, our rating stood at 5.0. Yes, five point zero. Over years and years we had only positive review but we knew that one day we would receive a not-so-stelar testimonial. And then it came. It was not