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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
(General greeting)
Hi
Apa kabar?
Hello (on phone) Halo
How are you? Apa kabar? (What news?)
Reply to 'How are you?' Baik-baik saja, terima kasih. Bagaimana dengan Anda?
Long time no see Lama tidak bertemu
Lama tidak berjumpa
What's your name? Siapa nama anda?
My name is ... Nama saya ...
Where are you from? Anda berasal dari mana?
I'm from ... Saya dari ...
Pleased to meet you Senang bertemu dengan Anda
Morning greeting(s) Selamat pagi
Afternoon greeting(s) Selamat siang
Evening greeting(s) Selamat sore
Nighttime parting phrase(s) Selamat malam
Parting phrase(s) Selamat tinggal (when leaving)
Selamat jalan (when staying)
Sampai jumpa lagi
Good luck Semoga Beruntung!
Toasts used when drinking Santi!
Have a nice day Hari baik!
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Selamat makan
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
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? Anda bisa bicara bahasa indonesia?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
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 Terima kasih
Terima kasih banyak
Makasih (vinf)
Reply to thank you Kembali
Sama-sama
Dengan senang hati
Where's the toilet? Di manakah toilet?
Di manakah kamar mandi?
Di manakah WC?
This gentleman will pay for everything Bapak ini akan membayar semuanya
This lady will pay for everything 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! Tolong!
Fire! Kebakaran!
Stop! Berhenti!
Stop!
Call the police! Panggil polisi!
Christmas and New Year greetings Selamat hari natal dan tahun baru
Easter greetings Selamat Paskah
Birthday greetings 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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