Getting Around

Examples;

Meaning
Dimana saya bisa dapat taxi Where can I get a taxi?
Kalau perlu taxi tunggu saja disini, nanti ada yang lewat If you need a taxi, just wait around here, a taxi will eventually pass by
Kalau perlu taxi telepon saja If you need a a taxi just make a call
Berapa nomornya untuk panggil taxi? What’s the telephone number to call a taxi?
Taxi apa yang aman? Which taxi is safe?
Ke Plaza Senayan pak Take me to Plaza Senayan please
Terima kasih, ambil saja kembaliannya Thank you and keep the change
Ini pak lima ribu, kembalinya seribu Here, I give you five thousand and you give me one thousand change
Dimana terminal bis terdekat? Where is the nearest bus terminal?
Kalau mau ke Kebayoran pakai bis nomor berapa? If I want to go to Kebayoran which bus number I get on to?
Jam berapa kereta ini berangkat? What time does this train leave?
Minta lima karcis kereta api ke Bandung I need five train tickets to Bandung
Berapa lama dari sini ke bandara(airport)? How long does it take from here to the airport?
Berapa jauh dari sini ke bandara(airport)? How far is it from here to the airport?
Dimana Hotel Dharmawangsa? Where is Dharmawangsa hotel?
Nggak jauh dari sini It’s not that far from here
Jauh juga It’s quite far
Kanan Right
Belok kanan Turn right
Kiri Left
Lurus saja Just go straight
Apa nama jalan ini What’ the name of this street
Rumah saya dekat Pasar Santa My house is close to Pasar Santa
Ambil jalan Monginsidi terus belok ke kiri Take Jalan Monginsidi and then turn left
Toilet dimana pak? Where is the toilet?
Numpang tanya pak, toilet dimana? Excuse me Sir, where is the toilet?

Read also “Asking For What You Want In Indonesian” written by Dr. Timothy Hassall, Lecturer in Indonesian, Australian National University, Canberra.

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