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Indonesian Sentences

3.24MB. 500 audio & 0 images. Updated 2021-01-30.
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This is a collection of Indonesian sentences, sorted from easiest (most simple) to hardest (most complex). This deck begins with very simple sentences, and slowly gets harder as you progress. -=-=-=-=-=- — Why study sentences? Memorizing the meaning of individual words... is pretty much pointless. If you want actual fluency, you need to see a word in as many example sentences as possible. That makes the language start to flow in your head. That shows you how to use the word. How it is combined with the other words. And many other things. We think that effort always converts into fluency. This is not true. If you memorize the meaning of individual words you won't get fluent and you will spend a ton of effort. But studying sentences is the real deal. Is the method of learning that actually converts effort to fluency. Get some basic grammar, some basic vocabulary, then just dive into sentences and more sentences until you're fluent. -=-=-=-=-=- https://frequencylists.blogspot.com.br/

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Sentence Apapun yang terjadi.
Sentence (English) Whatever happens.
Sentence (Search Field) Apapun yang terjadi.
Language Code id
Language Indonesian
Sentence Apakah Anda melihat itu? Apakah kau melihat itu? Apakah kamu melihat itu? Apa kau melihat itu? Apa kau lihat itu?
Sentence (English) Did you see that?
Sentence (Search Field) Apakah Anda melihat itu? / Apakah kau melihat itu? / Apakah kamu melihat itu? / Apa kau melihat itu? / Apa kau lihat itu?
Language Code id
Language Indonesian
Sentence Dia ada disini.
Sentence (English) He's here.
Sentence (Search Field) Dia ada disini.
Language Code id
Language Indonesian

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Great effort! Update!!
Having now studied this deck for a while and the sentences are getting longer they are getting better, quite a bit better. So maybe rush through the first 100+ or so (see below) and then start the serious work as the further you go down or up the list the better the sentences get. So I stick with my first comment but that was based on only a very limited set from the complete deck. This is indeed a great resource to learn Bahasa Indonesia.
(original comment) But...
have gone through the first 100 "sentences" with my wife, who is Indonesian (Java Timur) and some of her Indonesian friends (from a.o. Medan, , Jakarta, Surabaya and Bali). They are either married here in Belgium or are PhD students studying here. They had a blast listening to them. According to them there are quite a few they had never heard of and doubted they were actually used at all anywhere in Indonesia. Others again were translated incorrectly. Personally I checked 50 of that 100 through several search engines, online dictionaries and translation websites and quite a lot were indeed not found anywhere else online.
Hopefully things will improve once the sentences have more than 2 or 3 words in them.
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Thank you very much for compiling this. I was wondering though why the title of the deck after downloading states that there are 5800 sentences when there are only ~3000 cards. Am I missing something? Is there a chunk missing somehow?
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Go to:
And download for free the second part.
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Thank you!
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Very helpful
on 1609298113
Thanks, valuable to have this many sentences in BI.
That said, the audio is in a computer-generated voice with very unnatural intonation... possibly does more harm than good listening to that?
So I guess I'll just use it without the audio component.
Or is there a clever way of using the audio without picking up the poor pronunciation and intonation?
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Hi this is very good, I'm assuming you're using a morphman algorithm and it's helpful because I can't get it running on my own Anki. The only issues were a few non-literal translations which is inevitable when sourcing from parallel subtitle corpora, and the "it only goes up to B1" problem someone else mentioned. I know this is a niche dataset and not necessarily worth your time, but I found some parallel Ind-Eng datasets that might be able to help, if you ever want to make a new Indonesian sentences deck. The news ones might enrich the deck with more advanced sentences. I am not sure which ones you have already seen and used so I'm posting all of them just in case:

Frequency lists (these are dirty and often have dates and numbers):

Parallel corpora
https://tatoeba.org/eng/downloads - sentence links, but the site says this requires programming know-how
http://www.manythings.org/anki/ - Tatoeba Ind-En sentence pairs
Listed under 'Machine translation': https://github.com/kmkurn/id-nlp-resource
I wonder whether Google Translate is reliable enough to learn from, if so the number of sentences could be expanded enormously (and then as you learned more Indonesian you would be able to spot the mistakes)
No idea how to query Glosbe, keeps giving me a Too Many Requests page
Funny but not surprising how resources intended for helping computers understand language are useful for us too

I will try and install a 2nd older version of Anki to get Morphman running on the above in a few months, if I don't succeed I will post here
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Very helpful for me. I think some of the sentences sound 'old', I've read from a book the nowadays "sudah" is used a lot more than "telah". Nonetheless, it is a very nice deck for me.
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thanks for all the scentences, but it only plays a sound and i have to quess the answer. it would be nicer if you could also see the question, rather then only hearing it.
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You can customize what appears in the front and back of the cards.

See this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnbKwHEQ1mA&yt%3Acc=on
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Thank you for diving back on the new features, giving new phrases with photos 🤳 to better understand and memorize the action. Thank you
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Significant effort - thanks very much.
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The final sentences are still at A1, the first few are just single words, and they don't have a front side.
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Thanks for actually saying what is wrong (instead of just something like "bad deck").

It's challenging to find a body of indonesian sentences with realiable translations; I'm pretty sure this is the best collection of Indonesian sentences you'll find in the internet, since Indonesian is more of a niche language. For those who are intermediate or beginner, this deck will still be useful.
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