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vema123
post Nov 15 2009, 09:39 AM
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Many of foreigners don't understand Indonesian language. Below are some phrases mostly used in daily conversation. Hope it can help blow.gif

Greetings:
Good morning Selamat Pagi
Good mid-day Selamat siang
Good evening Selamat malam
Good-bye Selamat tinggal (if you're leaving)
Selamat jalan (to someone who is leaving you)
Thank you Terima kasih
You're welcome Kembali or sama-sama
How are you? Apa kabar?
Excuse me Permisi or maaf
Communicating:
Do you speak English? Bisa bicara Bahasa Inggris?
I don't speak Indonesian. Saya tidak bisa bicara bahasa Indonesia.
I don't understand. Saya tidak mengerti.
Requesting basic assistance:
Can you help me? Bisa bantu saya?
Where is the bathroom? Di mana kamar kecil?
Where is . . . Di mana . . .
How much is this? Berapa harganya ini?
I want this. Saya mau ini.
I want to eat. Saya mau makan.
Getting home:
My address is ... Alamat saya...
Please take me to ... Tolong, antar saya ke ...

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kathryn77
post Nov 15 2009, 12:02 PM
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Cool, that's really useful. I always like to learn a few words at least before visiting a non-English speaking country smile.gif


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post Nov 16 2009, 01:03 PM
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Indonesian is very easy to pronounce when it's written for you like that. A lot of it looks exactly how it sounds.


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