One of the great joys of teaching online is the magnificent encounter with strangers. One of my pair of students is a philosopher and a linguist from one of the best universities in the world. I thoroughly enjoy every single one of the class because of how utterly intriguing their questions are. Recently the philosopher … Read more Indonesian Prefix Ter- (The Relationship between a State and an Accident)
Tak kenal maka tak sayang. Tak sayang maka tak cinta. Knowing leads to caring. Caring leads to love. – Indonesian proverb Upon choosing this proverb, I struggled to translate it into English. It’s a well-known proverb in Indonesia and it basically asks this question: “If you don’t try to get to know someone, how can … Read more Who are you?
Kacang lupa kulitnya. Peanuts forget their shells. – Indonesian proverb This proverb is used to describe someone who has forgotten its roots. I’d just like to share some useful phrases to talk about our background, including our family, hometown, nationality, and heritage. Latar belakang: background 1. Kamu lahir di mana? = What’s your birthplace? You … Read more Where do you come from?