UNCOMMON FOREIGN LANGUAGE!
The first and most obvious reason to learn Bahasa Indonesia is to dramatically increase your prestige in the community. Think about it. Your friends learn some boring and common languages like French, German, Spanish and Italian. Some others learn those that used to be unpopular several years ago, but even Japanese is nothing exceptional nowadays. But do you know anyone who learns Bahasa Indonesia? I bet you don't! Oh, of course there are many other overlooked languages. I wouldn't bother: Arabic has a fucked-up writing system, Swahili, Croatian and Georgian have too many unpronounceable consonant clusters, and Luxembourgish, though useful, looks plain daft on paper. So what is the only normal but still exotic language that remains? Bahasa Indonesia! It's obvious when you think about it.
REACH OUT OVER 300++ MILLION PEOPLE
Indonesia is the fourth most populous nation in the world with over three hundred million people. Of its large population the number of people who fluently speak Indonesian is fast approaching 100%, thus making Indonesian one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Also the Indonesian language is very similar to the languages in Indonesia''s neighbouring countries of Malaysia, Brunei, and Singapore. For instance, the Malay language is a close relative to Indonesian so you can understand both languages with ease since there are only minor differences in vocabulary. Therefore, learning Indonesian gives access to about three hundred million people-including those in Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei.
BALI ISLAND WOULD GONNA BE MORE BEAUTIFUL
Learning the local language will help you to communicate and integrate with the local community. Many English speakers seem to believe that wherever you go on holiday you can ''get by'' simply by speaking English so there''s no point in learning any other languages. If people don'2011-09-29 16:46:22't understand you all you have to do is speak slowly and turn up the volume. You can more or less get away with this, as long as you stick to popular tourist resorts and hotels where you can usually find someone who speaks English. However, if you want to venture beyond such places to better understand the local culture, knowing the local language is necessary. If you have the knowledge of the language you can have real conversations with the people you meet, which can be very interesting and will add a new dimension to your holiday.
Americans who travel abroad for the first time are often shocked to discover that, despite all the progress that has been made in the last 30 years, many foreign people still speak in foreign languages.
Oh, I almost forgot the most important thing. Do you understand that speaking Bahasa Indonesia can give you a nice job? Do you know how to translate between Bahasa Indonesia and your language? You would be the only one.
AND OH! EVEN BARACK OBAMA SPEAK BAHASA INDONESIA!
If I still haven't convinced you, I have something extra that will break your stubborn attitude. Barack Obama speaks Bahasa Indonesia! Wouldn't you like to be as wonderful as the American president? Of course you would! You've already bought a Portuguese water dog, exactly the same as Obama's. And, moreover, you painted your house white! Is there anything else you can do to resemble Obama more? Yes! You can learn Bahasa Indonesia. Learn it quickly and learn it now!
NO GRAMMAR RULES
There is no grammar rules of past tense or present or past continuous or whatever. You just combine words with the time and BAM! You speak Bahasa Indonesia! Not to mention if you see the Twitter trending topic world wide at 8 pm gmt+7 they are all in Bahasa Indonesia. You might get millions follower online