I would like to call your attention to a brand new dictionary that has become available through the Internet as an Open Access Publication:
Title of Publication: A Dictionary of Indonesian Prepositional Constructions
Authors: dr.Totok Suhardijanto (Universitas Indonesia, Depok), Miel Slager, m.hum. (formerly Utrecht University, the Netherlands)
Date: 22 October 2019
Download link: https://zenodo.org/record/3515813#.Xa7A3uj7SuA
I have personally examined the dictionary and was quite impressed. The world of Indonesian prepositions is not quite as complex as English prepositions which are a nightmare to any learner. Yet, most learners, including some of the most advanced learners, struggle with prepositions such as akan and atas. And please note that it is not correct to use sama to substitute any preposition. While it is true that sama is a very versatile preposition, you can only use it in colloquial speech.
So, go ahead and download this very impressive dictionary and use it, especially once you have finished with «The Indonesian Way» and you progress to Aneka Baca, Baca Yuk, or Serba Serbi Nusantara which are our textbooks for intermediate and advanced Indonesian.
Note that the book was launched on 22 October 2019, just 5 days ago. So hurry up and become one of the very first users 🙂
One of the authors, Miel Slager, also is a long-time member of Indonesian Online!
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