Day 3. More Politeness
|On your third day, you are beginning to get used to the new
time-zone, the smells and the food. This is about the time that you realize you're not in
Kansas any more and you left Toto back home.
Indonesians are very good at helping
you get over culture shock. They like to chat and find out about people and to tell you
You will be stopped on the street and asked your age, name and address. Don't take it
too seriously and you don't have to give a straight answer. These are simply polite
questions, to answer "Where are you going?", "Over there.", "Ke
sana" is good enough.
|Vocabulary Day 3.
||Where are you from? (For some reason, Indonesians are
very good at spotting foreigners.)
||I am from United States.
|Sudah lama di [Indonesia |
||Have you been [in Indonesia | here] very long? (Again, a
polite question, but you are really being asked how long you have been here.)
|Saya sudah dua [hari
| minggu] di [Indonesia
||I have been [in Indonesia | here] for two [days | weeks]
||Are you already married? (Another polite question, not
often a pick-up line.)
Sudah punya anak?
||Do you have any children? (a popular topic)
||[Already | Not yet].
Di mana dompetku
||Where is my wallet ?
||How old are you? (Another common, polite question.)
||Where do you live?
Click on the word to hear it pronounced.
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