Learn Popular Indonesian Phrases

// June 4th, 2012 // General

Indonesian language has always been interesting to learn. Many foreigners are staring to engage on this language, especially the international travellers in Indonesia. If you are planning to learn this beautiful language, you might want to check out the following Indonesian phrases and English translations before you can engage further on the language.

  • “Mau kemana?” – “Where are you going?”
  • “Jalan-jalan” – “I’m out for a walk.”
  • “Mau main” – “I want to play or I want to have fun.”
  • “Ma’af, sayatidakmengerti” – “Sorry. I don’t understand.”
  • “Saya Orang Australia” – “I am an Australian.”
  • “Apakhabar?” – “How do you do?” or “What’s the news?” or in English expression: “What’s up?”
  • “Khabarbaik” – “I’m fine” or “I am alright.”
  • “Dari mana?” – “Where are you from?
The Greetings
  • “Selamatsiang” – “Good Morning.”
  • “Selamat Sore”—“Good Afternoon.”
  • “SelamatDatang.” – “Welcome.”
  • “Sampainanti” – “See you later.”
  • “Sampaijumpa” – “See you again.”
  • “Sampaiketemulagi” – “Until we meet again.”
  • “Bagaimana” – “What?.”
  • “Tolongdiulang” – “Please repeat.”
  • “Tolongditulis” –“Please write it down.”
  • “To long dieja” – “Please spell it.”

These are the popular phrases that can help you start learning the fundamentals of Bahasa Indonesia. Once you start memorizing these words, you can then make yourself comfortable learning the language further.

The Indonesian language is not difficult to learn. All you need is the willingness and the enthusiasm to finally speak one of the most beautiful and one of the most spoken languages in the world.