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How to read Indonesian fast

You need only a pen or text editor. Write short words many times. You will read and write without subvocalization.

The grammar and the pronunciation are simple. The word order is similar to English.

Read Indonesian Wikipedia. Increase your vocabulary. Read and watch news.

The affixes are important in Indonesian. Learn root words, affixes, and derived terms.

Writing training will improve your reading skills. Write many sentences. Write in various genres.

Contents
  • Typing and Speed Reading
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing Training
  • Pronunciation
  • Grammar
  • Affixes
  • News
  • Typing and speed reading

    You can learn typing and speed reading with a text editor. You can type Indonesian with default keyboard layout.

    Write short words repeatedly

    Indonesian 2letters
    Indonesian 3letters
    Indonesian 4letters

    Type short words repeatedly like these images. Repeat from 2 letter words to 4 letter words.

    This is a training about subvocalization. You will get tired of typing. And you will type without internal speech.

    Write sentences with line breaks

    Indonesian short sentence

    Write short sentences with line breaks. This is a training about reading multiple lines. You will read lines at once.

    Reading Comprehension

    You have to improve reading comprehension. Read many books and websites. And write many sentences.

    Indonesian grammar is simple. Word are not inflected. The word order is similar to English.

    Read Indonesian Wikipedia. Increase your vocabulary. Read and watch news.

    Learn affixes and reduplication. You can increase vocabulary efficiently.

    Learn grammar and write sentences. Writing training improves reading comprehension. Write many sentences. Write in various genres.

    Indonesian pronunciation is simple. Speaking training improves listening comprehension.

    Writing Training

    Writing training improves your reading skills. Write many sentences.

    svo

    Learn the structure of sentence, clause, phrase, and word.

    The word order is similar to English active and passive voice.

    You can use other order for focus or emphasis.

    human relations

    Imagine some situations and relationships.

    Think about their relationships, positions, purposes, motives, etc.

    Learn personal pronouns. Verbs are not conjugated to person, number, and tense.

    paragraph structure

    Use various images. Write various sentences.

    Pronunciation

    Indonesian pronunciation is simple. Most of syllables are "consonant + vowel".

    indonesian pronunciation

    Learn the relationship between the spelling and the pronunciation. It will help you learn words and inflections.

    Use Google Translate. It shows sounds of words and sentences.

    Grammar

    Indonesian doesn't have grammatical tense, case, gender, plurals, articles.

    svo

    Compare Indonesian and English syntaxes Compare Indonesian "yang" with English relative pronouns.

    Affixes

    It is important to learn affixes for learning Indonesian. You can make many words from a root word.

    Indonesian affixes

    It is similar to "-ing","-ed","-er","-able", etc. Review participles, passive, direct object and indirect object in English grammar.

    News

    Read Indonesian news. VOA has Indonesian site. Yahoo Indonesia has Berita category, but it is a link to LIPTAN6.

    Read articles with translation tools. some words are very similar to English words.