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. The book itself is written with Indonesia and Bahasa Indonesia in mind. When necessary, the text is market and an appendix is included to make conversion to Malay a painless, easy step. If you pass from Indonesia into Malaysia, or vice versa, just refer to this appendix and to the glossary. 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.
Indonesian dictionary and appendix for easy reference and conversion to Malay.
Using this book: Begin by going over the Indonesian pronunciation and grammar guides briefly, returning to them as needed. The on to the basics: greetings, time and numbers. The rest of the book offers sections dealing with situations and activities you'll be part of. The three special sections are designed for easy reference to especially useful information. The glossary and Malay appendix complete the guide.