Switch to the dark side!


Latest Discussion
10 years ago
10 years ago

Post a new topic

Bahasa Indonesia

BaliDirectVilla says:

Based on the Malay trade dialect, Bahasa Indonesia is the national language of the Republic of Indonesia. It unites the over 242 million people (2005 estimate) of Indonesia, whose native tongue may be one of the over 300 distinct languages or regional dialects.

While it is possible for foreigners to live in Jakarta without speaking Bahasa Indonesia, it is highly recommended that you obtain a working knowledge of the Indonesian national language. An inability to communicate in Bahasa Indonesia will cut you off from the mainstream of society, and dealing with those who don't speak a foreign language will be very difficult. You deny yourself as well the rich cultural experience of fully communicating with those from another culture.

Good morning >> Selamat Pagi
mid-day >> Selamat siang
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
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 ...

01:56 am, Tuesday, May 01, 2007 (10 years ago)
Aphaits says:

I think it's fairly easy for foreigners to learn Bahasa Indonesia :)
it's pretty simple to use and has no past/present/future tense.
although some of the pronunciation can be frustrating :P
like the basic 'R' sound for example.

03:01 pm (10 years ago)
AlbinoAsian says:

I've learnt a little bit of Bahasa Indonesia at University and thought it was awesome, I'd love to learn more. , and my sister is currently studying in Yogya.

I had an opportunity to compile a website for an assignment with different resources for learning languages, here is the section I did up on Bahasa Indonesia for anyone that is interested

04:12 pm (10 years ago)
koekoeh says:

FRUITS (buah):

- apple (apel)
- anacardiaceae (kedondong)
- annonaceae (sirsak)
- avocado (alpukat)
- banana (pisang)
- cashew fruit (jambu mede)
- coconut (kelapa)
- bombacaceae (durian)
- grape (anggur)
- grosella (cermai)
- guava (jambu biji)
- jack fruit (nangka)
- jicama (bengkoang)
- lansium (duku)
- longan fruit (lengkeng)
- melon (melon)
- mangostana (manggis)
- myrtaceae (jamblang)
- papaya (pepaya)
- persimmon (kesemek)
- pineapple (nenas)
- peanut (kacang)
- pomelo (jeruk bali)
- salacca (salak)
- sapodilla (sawo)
- sapindaceae (rambutan)
- squamosa (srikaya)
- star fruit (belimbing)
- watermelon (semangka)

For further info, click

01:55 am (10 years ago)
nge says:


mango (mangga)
orange (jeruk)


12:14 pm (10 years ago)

Reply to this topic

You must register and become a member to post a reply.