Tamu bertanya Interior Design Rumah Kita, Begini Jawabnya – Ungkapan kalimat yang berguna dalam dialog interior design dalam bahasa inggris ialah:

  • Wind a cosy home. Untuk maksud yang sama dapat kita katakan: what a comfortable home.
  • How well everything is arranged. Untuk maksud yang sama dapat kita katakan: how nicely everything is arranged, how nicely everything is placed
  • It gives the atmosphere of coolness. Untuk maksud yang sama dapat kita katakan: it creates the cool atmosphere
  • Your paintings also fit in with the décor. Untuk maksud yang sama dapat kita katakan: your paintings also go well with the décor.

(Dialogue it is evening, Mrs, Ida is looking around the rooms in Mrs. Yanti’s new house)

I = ida

Y = yanti

I = what a cosy home. How well everything is arranged. The rooms look larger than they are

Y = well, in fact. It’s the work of an interior designer. He has suggested many things: the colours, the furniture, the ornaments, and last but not least, the lighting system, which makes the interior of the house look spacious.

I = I see. Hm, the white colour of the floor and the soft colour of the walls suggest space. Am I right?

Y = you are, and of course, it gives the atmosphere of coolness. You see, the different colours between the sitting room and the living room next to it must be harmonious, so that is pleasing to the eyes.

I – and those pot-points?

Y = they are placed in certain corners also to create the atmosphere of coolness

I = there’s something missing here, I believe. What is it?…oh yes, where is your collection of paintings and antiques? I don’t see them here. Why?

Y = I have left everything to the designer. And this is choice.

I = these new paintings also fit in well with the décor.

Y = the lighting system does help, you know. All in all “a blend of simplicity and soft colours evokes a feeling of beautiful harmony”,  to quotes my interior decorator.

(the two ladies then go on to talk about other things)

Wordlist atau kosatakata dalam dialog ini:

  • Arrangement = penataan
  • Atmosphere of coolness = kesan teduh
  • Cosy = nyaman
  • Create = menciptakan
  • Fit in = serasi
  • Harmonious = harmonis
  • Missing = hilang
  • Pot-points = tanaman pot
  • Spacious/space = lega/lapang
  • Suggest = menimbulkan

Notes (catatan) yang perlu diperhatikan ialah:

  • Home (tempat tinggal). Jangan kacaukan dengan house (bangunan rumah). Contoh: he has two homes (ia mempunyai dua keluarga), he has two houses (ia mempunyai dua rumah)
  • Suggest (menyarankan). Ada dua pola: suggest that someone should do something, suggest doing something. Contoh: he has suggested selecting the paintings; he has suggested that I should select the paintings
  • Does help (benar-benar membantu). Verba bantu do, does, did kita pakai untuk memberikan tekanan kesungguhan. Contoh: we do like a cosy home, the lighting system does help, he did come last night.

Exercise (latihan): terjemahkanlah kalimat-kalimat dibawah ini ke dalam bahasa inggris

  1. Suami saya menganjurkan untuk membeli rumah baru
  2. Rumahnya besar tetapi bukan merupakan tempat tinggal yang nyaman buatnya
  3. Perabout tersebut serasi dengan benda-benda lain didalam ruang tamu
  4. Suasa ruang itu memberikan kesan kedamaian dan ketenangan
  5. Bunga-bunga ini ditata sedemikian rupa sehingga enak dilihat.

Sumber: Conversations for everyday situations, Lie Hua, B. Satyawijaya, Kesaint Blanc. 1997

Baca juga: Mau Ke Salon, Bisalah Kita Speak English

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