He’ll always be my little brother

Season 3 Episode A7

Level of Indonesian and English fluency: Beginner to Intermediate

Indonesian Version

Aku mempunyai adik yang 2 tahun lebih muda. Hari pertama adikku masuk SD (Sekolah Dasar), aku mengantar dia ke kelasnya, sebelum masuk kelas. 

Sebelum masuk kelasnya,  dia bertanya kelas aku di mana dan apakah adikku bisa ke aku kalau dia butuh aku. Aku kasih tahu kelas aku kelas 4A dan aku tunjukan dimana arahnya. 

Waktu istirahat, aku langsung lari mendatangi kelasnya. Dari jendela aku intip dan aku lega, ternyata dia sudah menemukan teman baru dan bermain bersama. 

Delapan tahun kemudian, walaupun sebenarnya, teman dia semakin banyak, bahkan lebih banyak dari aku, tapi waktu aku akan berangkat kuliah ke luar negeri, aku tetap ada rasa khawatir adikku tidak ada teman ngobrol lagi di rumah.  Karena biasanya dia banyak bercerita ke aku.

Sekarang dia sudah menikah dan mempunyai 3 anak, tapi buat aku dia selalu menjadi adikku yang memegang tangan aku dengan ketakutan di hari pertamanya masuk sekolah. 

English Version (2:07)

I have a brother who is two years younger. The first day my brother entered elementary school, I took him to his classroom before I went into mine.

Before entering his class, he asked me which class I was in and whether he could go to me if he needed me. I let him know that I was in class 4A and showed him where it was.

During recess, I immediately ran to his class. Peeking from the classroom window, I was relieved to see that he had made new friends and was playing together.

Eight years later, even with an increasing number of friends, he had more friends than I did, actually, when the time came for me to go overseas for university, I was still worried that my brother would not have anyone to talk to at home. Usually I was the one he told stuff to.

Now he is married with three kids, but for me he will always be my little brother who was scared and held my hand on his first day of school.

Vocabularies

Lebih: more

Muda: young

Lebih muda: younger

Kasih tahu: let somebody know

Kelas: class

Tunjukan: show

Jendela: window

Intip: peek

Menemukan: found

Bermain: play

Ngobrol: talk with

Ketakutan: scared

Although there are more International schools in Indonesia that are similar to the US education system, the government still keeps the national system which has TK (Taman Kanak-kanak), SD (Sekolah Dasar), SMP (Sekolah Menengah Pertama)  and SMA (Sekolah Menengah Atas). 

TK is 2 years (Pre-school)

SD is 6 years (Elementary)

SMP is 3 years (Junior High)

SMA is 3 years (High School)

Indonesian language used here is in the daily-conversation format, that has influences from the local culture and custom. Should you have questions on the more formal version, please consult with your guru Bahasa Indonesia.

Level of Indonesian and English fluency: Beginner to Intermediate