Indonesian Reading

If you're trying to practice your Indonesian Reading then the page below should help. You will be able to sharpen your comprehension and understanding of the sample text below, which is part of the Article 26 and 27 from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The first section is in Indonesian and the second part is in English. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Indonesian. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Indonesian Reading

Read the following text very carefully and see what you can understand without looking at the English translation, and see what you understood from it, you can use our Indonesian dictionary if you want.

Indonesian Reading
Pasal 26
1. Setiap orang berhak mendapat pendidikan. Pendidikan harus gratis, setidak-tidaknya untuk tingkat sekolah rendah dan pendidikan dasar. Pendidikan rendah harus diwajibkan. Pendidikan teknik dan jurusan secara umum harus terbuka bagi semua orang, dan pengajaran tinggi harus secara adil dapat diakses oleh semua orang, berdasarkan kepantasan.
2. Pendidikan harus ditujukan ke arah perkembangan pribadi yang seluas-luasnya serta memperkokoh rasa penghargaan terhadap hak-hak manusia dan kebebasan asasi. Pendidikan harus menggalakkan saling pengertian, toleransi dan persahabatan di antara semua bangsa, kelompok ras maupun agama, serta harus memajukan kegiatan Perserikatan Bangsa-Bangsa dalam memelihara perdamaian.
3. Orang-tua mempunyai hak utama untuk memilih jenis pendidikan yang akan diberikan kepada anak-anak mereka.
Pasal 27
1. Setiap orang berhak untuk turut serta dengan bebas dalam kehidupan kebudayaan masyarakat, untuk mengecap kenikmatan kesenian dan berbagi dalam kemajuan ilmu pengetahuan dan manfaatnya.
2. Setiap orang berhak untuk memperoleh perlindungan atas kepentingan-kepentingan moril dan material yang diperoleh sebagai hasil dari sesuatu produksi ilmiah, kesusasteraan atau kesenian yang diciptakannya.

Below is the translation of the above text, check what you understood without the help of the dictionary, after reading the translation one time, go back up and read the Indonesian text and see if you can recognize the more words this time.

English Translation
Article 26
1. Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
2. Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
3. Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.
Article 27
1. Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
2. Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.

Reading and comprehension are very important in Indonesian. Once you're done with the Bahasa Indonesia Reading, you might want to check the rest of our Indonesian lessons here: Learn Indonesian. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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