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A – Kamus How Do You Say That

Abon ayam shredded chicken
Abon sapi shredded beef
Ada saja there is always a way to solve the problem
Ada-ada saja to expect the unexpected: there is always something new happening, no kidding, it is to be expected of you
Ada-ada saja, kamu only you would do such a thing, that’s just that’s just like you!
Aduh, amit-amit God forbid!
Ah bising, sana pergi! go jump in a lake
Ah, lagian kamu sich because of you, look what happened
Ah, mo tau aja lu you ask too much
Aih nyang bener get outta here
Akal-akalan saja to do tricks, it is a scam
Aman safe
Ambil langkah seribu to run away from responsibility
Angin-anginan moody, temperamental
Angon sapi a cow herder, a cowboy
Antri to queue up, to stand in line
Apa boleh buat, nasi sudah menjadi bubur it is too late, there is nothing we can do now
Apa boleh buat, nasi telah menjadi bubur it is too late, the rice has turned into porridge, there is nothing we can do about it
Apa kabar slang: what’s up? Whazzup?
Apa yang akan terjadi, terjadilah kita akan siap mengadapinya come what may
Apapun nanti hasilnya whatever the results might be
Arisan money pool (only for Indonesians)

B – Kamus How Do You Say That

Bagai pinang dibelah dua an exact likeness, a spitting image
Bagaimana menyatakan rasa cinta I care a lot about you; I have fallen for you; I have feelings for you; You are the one …
Bagus, hebat, jempo neato!
Belagu amat sih lu! you talk too much
Belepotan to be smeared
Belum-belum to be anxious of what is going to happen
Benar-benar, betul-betul to be madly, truly, deeply
Bengal, bandel stubborn, obstinate, hard headed
Berbisik to whisper
Berkenalan to introduce yourself to someone; Hi, my name is John. Pleased to meet you. (shaking hands), hi, I am Memet.
Berkhayal, mengkhayalkan to imagine
Berpacaran dating, going with someone, seeing someone
Berpangku tangan to be idle
Bersemangat untuk to really put an effort to do something
Bersila to sit cross legged on the floor
Bersin to sneeze
Bertekuk lutut to surrender
Bertolak pinggang to put hands on waist
Biarin let it be, leave it alone
Bicara ceplas-ceplos to say things openly/bluntly without restraint
Bisu, tuna wicara mute, speech impaired
Blak-blakan to say things openly/bluntly without restraint
Bodoh dum, stupid
Bodoh (umpatan) moron, imbecile (insults)
Bosen to be bored
Brengsek lu you are annoying
BS – bayar sendiri-sendiri to go Dutch (everyone pays their own meal)
BT – bete – butuh teman lonely, needing a friend
Budek lu did you hear what I said?
Budukan skin rash
Buka puasa the end of a fasting day
Bukan basa-basi not to be polite or anything

C – Kamus How Do You Say That

Cari muka to kiss up (brown-noser)
Cepek 100 in Chinese (in Indonesia)
Cespleng to be effective (like medicine)
Cinta buta love is blind
Cuci mata sight seeing, window shopping
Cuek does not care
Curhat heart-to-heart talk

Posted in Uncategorized on 17 February 2010 by nuhava

Prepositional Phrases

Improve your knowledge of some of the most important and common combinations of prepositions used in English. These phrases are in standard usage and can not be altered. They are used to connect, explain and show the relationship between ideas and things. Each short phrase is used once. Click on the arrow to check your answer.

Exercise # 1

  • according to
  • because of
  • in common with
  • instead of
  • apart from
  • by means of
  • in favour of
  • on behalf of
  • as for
  • in case of
  • I’d rather have tea — instead of vodka.
  • — In case of bad weather, the trip will be postponed to next week.
  • — On behalf of my fellow employees, I would like to thank management for all they have done to improve our situation.
  • We finally solved our problem — by means of a new device created by our research and development department.
  • — As for me, I will be happy to dedicate a few extra hours to the cause.
  • You will have to remember that, — apart from Hania, no one wants to work on this problem.
  • How can they be going out?! Joanna has nothing — in common with Peter.
  • — According to Magda, they won’t finish the project until the end of next week.
  • I’m all — in favor of helping out the poor when in need.
  • We will have to postpone our trip — because of the bad weather.

Exercise # 2

  • at the latest
  • at short notice
  • under control
  • for ages
  • at a profit / loss
  • by far
  • for better or worse
  • under her thumb
  • by heart
  • for a change
  • at most
  • by the time
  • at last
  • for instance
  • There are many things you can do to get in shape. — For instance , you can go to the local swimming pool.
  • — By the time he finishes the projections, we’ll have done the necessary research to complete the project.
  • She’s very pleased that they were able to sell their flat — at a profit .
  • The situation is horrible here. Things are going — from bad to worse .
  • He’s been living in Poland — for ages .
  • You can trust Joanna to have everything — under control .
  • Those customers are — by far the most demanding we’ve ever had.
  • Unfortunately, I might have to leave for Boston — at short notice .
  • — For better or worse , you’re just going to have to try and get along with your new boss.
  • It’ll cost Ł500 — at most .
  • I think we’ll go to the mountains this year — for a change .
  • They learned all their lines for the play — by heart .
  • They should arrive by six o’clock — at the latest .
  • You’ve arrived — at last !

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Exercise # 1

In, At or On

Click the answer button to see the answer.

  1. It can get extremely hot here ___ Summer.
    Answer in
  1. Magda doesn’t have a job ___ the moment.
    Answer at
  1. Both cars stopped ___ the same time.
    Answer at
  1. Piotr left at 9am. He’s probably ___ Kraków now.
    Answer in
  1. Would you like to go to the cinema ___ Saturday night?
    Answer on
  1. Roman’s always tired. He’s ___ bed now!
    Answer in
  1. Bye! I’ll see you ___ the morning.
    Answer in
  1. Were you ___ Hania’s party last night?
    Answer at
  1. I’ll see you ___ three weeks time.
    Answer in

10. Simon was born ___ 1966.
Answer in

11. The dentist will see you ___ 11:15.
Answer at

12. ___ the age of eight I wanted to be a train driver.
Answer At

13. My boyfriend gave me a fantastic present ___ my birthday.
Answer on

14. The sugar is ___ the shelf.
Answer on

15. Your car keys are ___ your pocket.
Answer in

16. Ela’s gone to work. She’s probably ___ work now.
Answer at

17. My uncle lives ___ Skwierzyna.
Answer in

18. ___ my opinion you should buy the black polo shirt.
Answer In

19. ___ second thought, the dark green one is nicer.
Answer On

20. I’ll see you ___ Wednesday.
Answer on

21. I’ll be taking my holiday ___ Easter this year.
Answer at

22. Buy some biscuits ___ your way home.
Answer on

23. What will you be doing ___ New Year’s Eve?
Answer on

24. ___ the end of a course students usually get drunk!
Answer At

25. That new bench ___ your garden is very nice.
Answer in

26. There weren’t many cars ___ the road today.
Answer on

27. Jacek and Kasia always go out to dinner ___ their wedding aniversary.
Answer on

28. I got up ___ 11am today!
Answer at

29. Are you doing anything ___ the weekend?
Answer on

  1. He lives ___ this address.
    Answer at

Exercise # 2

What are the correct prepositions for each of theses sentences?
Click the answer buttons to see the answers.

The workers went ___ strike because they thought their working hours were too long.
Answer on

She warned her daughter ___ the dangers ___ going out alone ___ night.
Answer of, of, at

Although we had expected them to come on foot, they came ___ car.
Answer by

___ today’s newspaper it’s stated that a new agreement will be signed ___ Poland and Ukraine this week.
Answer In, by

I learned to ride a bike ___ the age ___ four.
Answer at, of

The favourite was beaten ___ a very close race.
Answer in

Will you please pick up some pierogi ___ supper ___ your way home this evening?
Answer for, on

The price charged ___ that school ___ their lessons is too high.
Answer by, for

He submitted his CV ___ June 13th, so he missed the closing date for applications.
Answer on

Ela was desperately ___ need ___ more speaking practice.
Answer in, of

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Past Future Continuous Tense

Past Future Continuous Tense ini mirip dengan Future Continuous Tense biasa, hanya saja bentuknya Past.

Past Future Continuous Tense, yaitu peristiwa yang akan sedang berlangsung tetapi dulu, bukan kini, bukan pula nanti.

Contoh untuk Past Future Continuous Tense

Kemarin , teman saya bilang mau ke rumah saya jam 9. Ingat, ini kemarin. Wah waktu itu saya tidak bisa terima tamu tuh jam segitu, karena pas jam 9 itu saya akan sedang berenang. Jadwal saya renang kemarin itu 8:30 sampai 10:00. Jadi jam 9 kemarin akan sedang renang kan? kapan renangnya? kemarin!. Itulah arti “sedang tetapi dulu” ini. Sekarang Anda faham 100 persen kan? Dalam hal ini kita gunakan Past Future Continuous Tense ya: “I would be swimming at 9 yesterday, makanya tak bisa terima tamu itu kemarin”.

Rumus Past Future Continuous Tense :
     Positif: S + would + be + Ving
     Negatif: S + would + not + be + Ving
     Tanya: Would + S + be + Ving

Contoh kalimat Past Future Continuous Tense:
-I would be swimming at 9 yesterday.

Waktu tukang pos datang, dia akan sedang mandi. Untunglah, jadi surat tersebut bisa diterimanya, kalau tidak maka surat itu dikembalikan ke alamat pengirim deh.

-When the post man came, She would be taking a bath.

Contoh lain:

-You would be working …
-They would be driving home …
-She would be learning music …

-He would be having lunch When I aksed him for help

Kalimat Negatif Past Future Continuous Tense

-You would not be working …
-They would not be driving home …
-She would not be learning music …

Kalimat Tanya Past Future Continuous Tense

-Would You be working …?
-Would They be driving home …?
-Would She be learning music …?

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English Language

Gerund and Preposition Exercise
Complete the sentences by using a preposition and the words in brackets. Remember that verbs should be put into the gerund form as they follow a preposition.

1. Stephen decided on chicken instead (order/steak).~of ordering steak
2. I’m interested (watch/film) by Ken Loach.~in watching a film
3. He apologised (be/late).~for being late
4. I certainly can’t blame you (not/want) to come.~for not wanting
5. Magda’s thinking (study/England).~about OR of studying in England
6. We are really very excited (hike/Andes) this coming summer.~about hiking in the Andes
7. Simon isn’t really used (walk/work). ~to walking to work
8. We thanked them (drive/us/home) after the football game. ~for driving us home
9. Could you please tell me who is responsible (accept/applications)? ~for accepting applications
10. I’m sure she has a good reason (not/be/here). ~for not being here Continue reading