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Useful Indonesian phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Indonesian. Click on the English phrases to see them in many other languages.

English Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
Welcome Selamat datang
Hello Hi / Apa kabar?
Halo (on phone)
How are you?
I'm fine, thanks. And you?
Apa kabar? (What news?)
Baik-baik saja, terima kasih. Bagaimana dengan Anda?
Long time no see Lama tidak bertemu / Lama tidak berjumpa
What's your name?
My name is ...
Siapa nama anda?
Nama saya ...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Anda berasal dari mana?
Saya dari ...
Pleased to meet you Senang bertemu dengan Anda
Good morning Selamat pagi
Good afternoon Selamat siang
Good evening Selamat sore
Good night Selamat malam
Goodbye Selamat tinggal (you're leaving)
Selamat jalan (you're staying)
Sampai jumpa lagi
Good luck Semoga Beruntung!
Cheers/Good health! Santi!
Have a nice day Hari baik!
Bon appetit Selamat makan
Bon voyage Selamat jalan / Semoga selamat sampai tujuan
I understand Saya mengerti
I don't understand Saya tidak mengerti
Please speak more slowly Tolong bicara pelan sedikit / Tolong bicara pelan-pelan
Please write it down Tolong ditulis / Tolong tuliskan
Do you speak English? Anda bisa bicara bahasa inggris?
Do you speak Indonesian?
Yes, a little
Anda bisa bicara bahasa indonesia?
Ya, sedikit
How do you say ... in Indonesian? Bagaimana cara mengatakan ... dalam bahasa Indonesia?
Excuse me Maaf / Permisi (to get past)
How much is this? Berapa harganya?
Sorry Maafkan saya / Maaf
Thank you


Response
Terima kasih
Terima kasih banyak
Makasih (vinf)
Kembali
Sama-sama
Dengan senang hati
Where's the toilet? Di manakah toilet / kamar mandi / WC?
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything Bapak ini akan membayar semuanya
Ibu ini akan membayar semuanya
Would you like to dance with me? Bersediakah Anda berdansa dengan saya?
I love you Aku cinta kamu / Saya cinta kamu / Saya mencintaimu
Get well soon Semoga lekas sembuh / Semoga cepat sembuh
Go away! Pergi sana!
Leave me alone! Biarkan saya sendiri! Tinggalkan saya sendiri!
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
Tolong!
Kebakaran!
Berhenti! Stop!
Call the police! Panggil polisi!
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
Selamat hari natal dan tahun baru
Happy Easter Selamat Paskah
Happy Birthday Selamat ulang tahun
One language is never enough Satu bahasa tidak pernah cukup
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Hovercraft saya penuh dengan belut

If Indonesians ask you what you think of their country, a good answer is Negara Indonesia indah sekali (Indonesia is a beautiful country).

Corrections and additions by Suhandi Wiratama and James Griffin

If you would like to make any corrections or additions to this page, or if you can provide recordings, please contact me.

Indonesian pages

Information about Indonesian | Indonesian phrases | Indonesian numbers | Tower of Babel in Indonesian | Articles about Indonesian | Indonesian learning materials

Links

Collections of Indonesian phrases (some with audio)
http://www.expat.or.id/info/bahasa.html
http://www.seasite.niu.edu/indonesian/percakapan/indonesia7days/indo7days_fs.htm
http://www.indonesian-easy.com

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