Is Indonesian phonetic?
Unlike English, Bahasa Indonesia is a phonetic language, that is a language with a direct relationship between spelling and pronunciation. One can look at a written Indonesian word and know how to pronounce it, or we can hear an Indonesian word and know how to spell it.
Does Indonesian have an alphabet?
The Indonesian language, officially called Bahasa Indonesia, is written in the Latin alphabet; the spelling is phonetically precise, as the words are spelled as they sound.
What is Indonesian written in?
|Writing system||Latin (Indonesian alphabet) Indonesian Braille|
|Signed forms||BISINDO, SIBI|
|Official language in||Indonesia ASEAN|
Does Indonesia use British or American English?
|Default English in Asia|
|British English||US English||Both variants widely used|
|Australia (with variations)||Japan||Indonesia|
How many consonants are there in Indonesia?
There are only 21 native consonants and 5 vowels in Indonesian. There are 4 types of syllables, and they each require at least one vowel.
Is Indonesian easy to learn?
It’s probably the easiest non-European language for English speakers. You will have to build your Indonesian vocabulary from scratch as there is little overlaps with English. On the other hand, words are relatively easy to pronounce and to memorize and Indonesian grammar is very easy.