Quick Guide

Greetings

Meaning Selamat Pagi Good morning, from sunrise to 10.30 – 11.00 AM Selamat Siang Good afternoon, 10.30 to approximately 3.00 – 04.00 PM Selamat Sore Good afternoon, from 3.00 PM to sunset Selamat Malam…

Getting Around

Meaning taxi taxi berapa? how much? Dimana supermarket? Where is supermarket? Dimana saya bisa sewa mobil? Where can I rent a car? Saya perlu sewa mobil? I need to jauh far dekat near,…

Eating Out

Indonesians love to dine out and there is hardly any street where there is not a food outlet. The simplest eateries are called warung. These are either stationary or they are erected in…

Accommodation

Meaning Hotel mana yang paling bagus? Which one is the best hotel? Hotel apa yang paling mahal? Which hotel is the most expensive one? Hotel apa yang pelayanannya paling bagus? Which hotel has…

Shopping

Meaning Belanja yuk! Let’s go shopping Berapa harganya? How much is this one? Cuma lihat-lihat Just browsing around Bisa lihat yang ini? Can I take a look at this? Saya mau coba yang…

Meeting People

Indonesian are quite inquisitive. When we meet people they often want to know more about you by asking a lot of personal questions. If you don’t want to answer them please let them…

Reading Signs

Meaning Buka Open Tutup Closed Dorong Push Tarik Pull Masuk Enter Keluar Exit Pintu Darurat Emergency Exit WC/Toilet Toilet Kamar Mandi Bathroom Pria Man Wanita Women Umum Public Bukan Jalan Umum Not for…

Taste

manis – sweet asin – salty asam – sour pedas – refers to the hotness of chilli panas – hot dingin – cold Contoh (Example): Makanan ini rasanya enak. This food taste delicious….

Color

These are the six main colours in Indonesian: hitam (black), merah (red), hijau (green), biru (blue), putih (white) and kuning (yellow). Mobil merah Red car Apa warna mobil Anda? What colour is your…

Telling the Time

Jam is not exactly the same as the English “o’clock”. “O’clock” is only used in English to mark the hours and not the divisions of an hour. We say “two o’clock” but not…

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