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Indonesian Slang
Author: Christopher Torchia

ISBN: 9780804842075
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 15 July 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.3 x 2.0
Description:
Cekidot, gan!—"Check it out Boss!"

Kamu Dodol—"You're a coconut fudge!" (You're slow on the uptake)

This book is an informal compendium of Indonesian expressions, including proverbs, slang, quotations and acronyms.

The unique aspects of the Indonesian language offer one of the best windows into Indonesian culture. Slang, titles, proverbs, nicknames, acronyms, quotations and other expressions reveal its character, in the words of its people and are a great way to learn Indonesian culture. This book of expressions looks at Indonesia with the help of its national language, bahasa Indonesia. It describes Indonesians and their fears, beliefs, history and politics, as well as how they live, fight, grieve and laugh. Indonesian is a variant of Malay, the national language of Malaysia, and many of its expressions come from the Malay heartland of Sumatra island. Indonesian has also incorporated terms from Javanese, the language of the dominant ethnic group in a huge nation of more than 17,000 islands. Although Indonesia...

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