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Practical Indonesian Phrasebook: A Communication Guide (Periplus Language Books)
 
 

Practical Indonesian Phrasebook: A Communication Guide (Periplus Language Books) [Kindle Edition]

John Barker
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Product Description

This is a handy, travel–sized Indonesian phrasebook with additional information about the Indonesian language.

As any seasoned traveler knows, the ability to communicate in the language of the country you are visiting makes a very big difference in the experiences you have. Even a basic grasp of a few essentials will help you to relate to the people, get where you want to go, pay the right prices, and get much more out of your visit. That's the reason for this book which is designed especially for travelers to Indonesia and Malaysia. The emphasis is on effective communication, not grammar rules or tourist phrases. It is organized to be as simple, concise, and useful as possibly. With this book and a few hours of practice you can start communicating in Indonesian or Malay.

The main focus of the book is Indonesia and Indonesian. However, since Malay is very closely related language, you will be able to make use of it quite effectively in both countries. Key features of Practical Indonesian Phrasebook are:
  • Very compact travel size
  • Hundreds of useful Indonesian words and phrases
  • Arranged by topic and situation for easy use
  • Indonesian grammar, pronunciation and body–language guides
  • Glossary and appendix for easy reference and conversion to Malay

Synopsis

With the rising number of tourists visiting Indonesia every year there is a growing desire by travellers to know more about the country they are visiting. Knowing a few simple phrases opens up an entirely new, more fulfilling travel experience. This communication guide is aimed at tourists and travellers. With this reference book and a few hours of practice the reader can begin to converse immediately. A word list is included at the back.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1207 KB
  • Print Length: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Periplus Editions (15 Dec 1996)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006TKICQO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #140,186 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really helpful 15 May 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Excellent for Indonesian basics needed on the first and subsequent visits to Indonesia.
Well laid out - very helpful tips to pronunciation and grammar without being too technical. Very user-friendly.
Small size good. Text clear.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Bahasa Language Reference Book 25 Jun 2009
By Jessica J. Boldosser - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a great, compact Bahasa reference book for those visiting or living in Indonesia. Useful words and phrases. Convenient pocket size for easy travel. Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Compact, No Nonsense 26 Nov 2012
By Nick - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Not an inch of space is wasted in this great little book. Yet for traveling, shopping or just getting around, nothing is missing. A handy little reference and reminder that I always keep in my pocket.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Kindle version has no index or table of contents 4 Sep 2012
By Bart - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I can't comment on the content itself. But the Kindle edition does not have an index or table of contents, which is a disadvantage if you quickly want to look something up when you're in a restaurant or somesuch. It might be possible to manually set a number of bookmarks, if you're inclined to spend the time.
3.0 out of 5 stars somewhat useful 7 Mar 2014
By MT Baker - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This had the basics, but I would have liked an Indonesian to English glossary as well as the English to Indonesian
3.0 out of 5 stars phrasebook 15 Dec 2013
By worth myers - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
like all the other phrase books you cant just type in a phrase or word you have to go through all their phrases.
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