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Javanese

Imagine a language with roots dating back a full millenium to 804. Picture an island formed nearly entirely from volcanic eruptions, with 121 volcanoes still active today. Envision landscapes with breathtaking mountain peaks, lush rainforests, and bustling metropolises. All of your wildest dreams are a reality on the island of Java, home to more than half of the Indonesian population. The most populous island in the world, there’s something to discover in every corner of this spanning, breathtaking epicenter of the Indonesian archipelago. Spot leopards in the savannah grasslands of Baluran National Park and visit padi (rice) fields in the slopes of the volcanoes. With over 82 million speakers worldwide, learning Javanese is the start of your next great adventure.

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Building the Basics

Click a topic below to see the grammar goals and conversational goals for each chapter.

  • Who Are You?
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    Building the Basics

    Who Are You?

    • Greet others and bid them farewell
    • Introduce yourself formally
    • Meet new people
    • Be introduced to question words kados pundi , sinten
    • Identify subject pronouns
    • Use the word kula
    • Use the word panjenengan
  • We are Family
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    We are Family

    • Ask questions regarding familial relationships.
    • Describe someone in relation to family members
    • Introduce someone else
    • Be introduced to the preposition wonten
    • Form question word menapa
    • Use the word menika
    • Use the word piyambakipun
  • Getting to Know You
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    Getting to Know You

    • Articulate feelings
    • Describe physical characteristics
    • Express interest
    • Inquire about a stranger
    • Practice more with the question word menapa
    • Use the word badhe to emphasize future action
    • Use the word pinanggih
  • There’s No Place Like Home
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    There’s No Place Like Home

    • Explain that you are a non-native speaker
    • Explain where you are from
    • Identify languages and countries
    • Inquire about someone’s ability to speak a language
    • Learn question word saking pundi
    • Use the quantifiers sakedhik , kathah , mboten kathah
    • Use the word basa
  • Where did you go to School?
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    Where did you go to School?

    • Discuss the merits of a school
    • Inquire about programs
    • Be introduced to the preposition ing
    • Identify the quantifiers sanget , langkung
    • Use the word universitas
  • “How do you say….?”
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    “How do you say….?”

    • Ask for clarification
    • Provide and obtain new information
    • Request new vocabulary
    • Practice more with the question words kados pundi , menapa
    • Use the word menika
    • Use the word nyuwun sewu
  • Haggling and Money
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    Haggling and Money

    • Ask the price for something
    • Buy a ticket for travel
    • Count
    • Negotiate
    • Be introduced to question words pinten
    • Form a negative sentence
    • Show word order and agreement in money
    • Show word order and agreement in numbers
  • My Favorite Clothes
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    My Favorite Clothes

    • Express future plans
    • Identify various articles of clothing
    • Question statements made by others
    • Practice with the word badhe to emphasize future action
    • Use prepositions of time sa'derengipun , sa'sampunipun , sa'laminipun
    • Use the word lan
  • Shopping Time
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    Shopping Time

    • Acquire necessities
    • Find places to shop
    • Gather information from a native speaker
    • Inquire about shops in the local area
    • Form plural and singular nouns
    • Use the word toko
    • Utilize question word wonten pundi
  • X Marks the Spot
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    X Marks the Spot

    • Ask for and receive directions
    • Describe the location of one object in relation to another
    • Learn degree of comparison word sanget
    • Practice more with the question word wonten pundi
    • Use demonstrative pronoun menika , mriko

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