This portable, user–friendly Indonesian language guide and phrasebook is the cheapest and easiest way to learn Indonesian before and during your trip.
If you only want to purchase one Indonesian language book—Essential Indonesian is the way to go. Part of Tuttle Publishing's Essential Series, it is a great first introduction and beginner guide to the language of Indonesia and is also designed as a Indonesian phrasebook, making it the most versatile Indonesian language learning tool on the market.
Perfect for business people or tourist traveling to Indonesia or for students who want to supplement their learning, this book's easy indexing feature allows it to act as an Indonesian phrase book or as an English–Indonesian Dictionary. A clever "point to" feature allows you to simply point to a phrase translated in Indonesian without the need to say a single word. You will soon find yourself turning to Essential Indonesian again and again when visiting Indonesia and working or interacting with Indonesians
In this book you will find:
Over 1500 practical sentences for everyday use.
A glossary of over 200 terms and expressions.
Extensive information about Indonesian grammar and pronunciation.
Terms and phrases covering essential aspects of traveling and living in Indonesia.
Latest Indonesian vocabulary and phrases for smartphones, social media and more.
This beginner Indonesian book will help you to quickly and easily learn Indonesian. Your ability to read Indonesian, write Indonesian, speak Indonesian, and comprehend Indonesian will be vastly improved without having to take an entire Indonesian language class.
About the Author: Katherine Davidsen has lived and worked in Jakarta, Indonesia, for over 15 years. She is the author of the Tuttle Compact Indonesian Dictionary (Tuttle, 2009) and has edited a number of other publications on Indonesian language learning, as well as a Sundanese dictionary.