The Indonesian language

Indonesian is spoken by more than 160 million people. It is the native language of only 30 million, however. This is due to the fact that almost 500 different ethnic groups live in Indonesia. They speak 250 different languages that branch out into many dialects. Such a linguistic variety can naturally lead to problems. Today's Indonesian has thus been implemented as the standardized national language. It is taught in every school in addition to the native language. Indonesian is counted among the Austronesian languages. It is so closely related to Malay that the two languages are considered almost identical. There are many advantages to learning Indonesian. The grammar rules are not very complicated. The orthography is also not difficult. You can base pronunciation on the spelling. Many Indonesian words come from other languages, which makes learning easier. And soon Indonesian will be one of the most important languages of the world!

Learn Indonesian from your native language with our method “book2” (books in 2 languages)

“Indonesian for beginners” is a language course that we offer free of charge. Advanced students can also refresh and deepen their knowledge. No registration is required and you can learn anonymously. The course includes 100 clearly structured lessons. You can set your learning pace.

First you will learn the basics of the language. Example dialogs help you speak the foreign language. No previous knowledge of Indonesian grammar is required. You will learn commonly used Indonesian sentences and can communicate immediately in various situations. Learn Indonesian during your commute, lunch break or workout. You can start immediately and will quickly achieve your learning goals.

Learn Indonesian with the Android and iPhone app «50 languages»

With these apps you can learn more than 50 languages on Android phones and tablets and iPhones and iPads. The apps include 100 free lessons to help you learn and communicate effectively in Indonesian. Practice your language skills using the tests and games in the apps. Use our free «book2» audio files to listen to native speakers of Indonesian and improve your pronunciation! You can easily download all audios in your native language and Indonesian as MP3 files. After downloading you can also learn offline.

Text book - Indonesian for beginners

If you prefer to learn Indonesian using printed materials, you can buy the book Indonesian for beginners. You can buy it in any bookstore or online at Amazon.

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