Indonesia Language (Bahasa) Tips for Tourist

The world is so big. Did you know how many language in the world? Based on the Ethnologue catalogue of world languages, there are 7099 living languages. Each country, each region, each ethnic, each culture, each part of the world have their own language, have their own slang. Even sometime thus country, region and ethnic have more than one languages. Traveling see the world, amaze with the nature, experience the culture and taste the locals foods is one kind of life experience. Holiday, traveling or backpacking is one of fun and relaxing time but sometime of maybe i could said often we found obstacle in language barrier to interact with the locals or to known more the culture. Although nowadays  English language as international language can be used in many country and place. However, still i am always think to learn the basic language of particular country i would like to visit. I remember how i searched looking for some information in internet about Thai basic language for tourist before i gone to Thailand. It was fun and quite useful especially I didn’t used any guide or join any tour in my traveling. So, based on that experience i would like to share some tips about Indonesian Language for tourist or foreigner who like to visit Indonesia to spend their holiday.  So, here some basic tips of Indonesian Language or known as Bahasa Indonesia ;

Memperkenalkan diri /Sapaan (INTRODUCTION)

  • Hello                              –> Hi
  • Selamat Pagi                –> Good morning
  • Selamat Siang              –> Good afternoon
  • Selamat Malam           –> Good Night
  • Terima Kasih               –> Thank you
  • Maaf                               –> Sorry
  • Permisi                          –> Excuse me
  • Tidak apa-apa              –> No problem
  • Saya (polite)                 –> I
  • Aku                                 –> I
  • Anda (polite)                –> You
  • Kau                                 –> You
  • Bapak (Older/polite)  –> Mr/Sir
  • Ibu (Older/polite)        –> Mrs
  • Mbak (Junior)              –> Miss /Mrs
  • Abang (Bang)/Mas (Junior)  –> Mr
  • Apa Kabar?                  –> How are you?
  • Saya Baik                      –> I am good / I am fine
  • Saya tidak baik            –> I am not well
  • Nama saya……             –> My name is …..
  • Siapa nama anda?      –> What’s your name?
  • Darimana asal anda? –> Where are you come from?
  • Saya berasal dari….    –> I come from….
  • Apakah anda bisa berbahasa inggris?  –> Can you speak English?

 


 Untuk Bertanya (BASIC WORDS TO ASK QUESTION) 

  • Dimana?          –> Where?
  • Apa?                 –> Apa?
  • Kapan?             –> When?
  • Bagaimana?    –> How?
  • Kenapa?           –> Why?

 


MAKAN (TO EAT)

  • Makan      –> Eat
  • Minum     –> Drink
  • Apakah saya bisa lihat menunya? –> May I have the menu?
  • Berapa harganya ?          –> How much the price?
  • Saya mau yang ini           –> I would like to have this
  • Ini apa?                             –> What is this?
  • Saya mau pesan satu (1) porsi –> I would like to order 1 portion.
  • Rumah makan                 –> Restaurant
  • Kamar kecil/ToiletWC) –> Bathroom
  • Lapar                                 –> Hungry
  • Saya kenyang                   –> I am full
  • Vegetarian                        –> Vegetarian
  • Air/air putih                    –> Water / Mineral water
  • Bir                                      –> Beer
  • Ayam                                 –> Chicken
  • Ikan                                   –> Fish
  • Daging                              –> Meat
  • Nasi                                   –> Rice
  • Sayuran                            –> Vegetables
  • Dingin                               –> Cold
  • Panas                                –> Hot
  • Tidak pakai es                 –> No ice
  • Tidak pakai gula             –> No sugar
  • Tolong Satu (1) lagi        –> One more please
  • Saya suka pedas              –> I like spicy
  • Tidak pedas                      –> Not spicy
  • Enak                                  –> Delicious (Nice)

 


Menanyakan Arah  (ASKING FOR DIRECTION)

  • Bagaimana caranya ke sini?             –> How to go here?
  • Apakah anda tahu alamat ini?         –> Do you know this address?
  • Belok kiri                       –> Turn left
  • Belok kanan                  –> Turn right
  • Dekat                              –> Nearby
  • Jauh                                –> Far
  • Lurus saja                      –> Just go straight
  • Bis                                   –> Bus
  • Kereta Api                     –> Train
  • Pesawat terbang           –> Airplane
  • Mobil                              –> Car
  • Motor                             –> Motorcycle
  • Sepeda                            –> Bicycles
  • Berhenti                         –> Stop
  • Bicara pelan                  –> Can you speak slowly?
  • Apakah bisa di ulang? –> Can you repeat?

 


Belanja (TO SHOP)

  • Berapa harganya?                –> How much?
  • Sangat mahal                        –> Very expensive
  • Murah                                    –> Cheep
  • Bisa kurang harganya?       –> Can you reduce the price?
  • Apakah ada warna hitam? –> Do you have black color?
  • Apakah ada ukuran M?      –> Do you have M size?
  • Saya mau yang ini.              –> I want this one.


EMERGENCY 

  • Terluka                               –> Hurts
  • Saya sakit                           –> I am sick
  • Dimana kantor polisi?    –> Where is the police station?
  • Dimana rumah sakit?     –> Where is the hospital?
  • Bisa tolong saya?             –> Please help me?
  • Tolong telephone ambulance –> Call an ambulance
  • Saya kesasar                               –> I am lost


Angka (Number)

1                          –> Satu

2                          –> Dua

3                          –> Tiga

4                          –> Empat

5                          –> Lima

6                          –> Enam

7                           –> Tujuh

8                          –> Delapan

9                          –> Sembilan

10                        –> Sepuluh

11                         –> Sebelas

12                        –> Dua belas

20                       –> Dua puluh

21                        –> Dua puluh satu

22                       –> Dua puluh dua

30                       –> Tiga puluh

40                       –> Empat puluh

50                        –> Lima puluh

90                       –> Sembilan puluh

100                     –> Seratus

101                      –> Seratus satu

110                      –> Seratus sepuluh

200                     –> Dua Ratus

300                     –> Tiga ratus

900                     –> Sembilan ratus

1000                   –> Seribu

1100                   –> Seribu seratus

1200                   –> Seribu dua ratus

1900                   –> Seribu sembilan ratus

2000                  –> Dua ribu

7000                   –> Tujuh ribu

9000                   –> Sembilan ribu

10,000                –> Sepuluh ribu

11,000                 –> Sebelas ribu

12,000                –> Dua balas ribu

20,000               –> Dua puluh ribu

30,000               –> Tiga puluh ribu

100,000             –> Seratus ribu

110,000              –> Seratus sepuluh ribu

115,000              –> Seratus Lima belas ribu

120,000             –> Seratus dua puluh ribu

200,000            –> Dua ratus ribu

300,000            –> Tiga ratus ribu

900,000            –> Sembilan ratus ribu

1,000,000         –> Satu juta

2,000,000        –> Dua juta

2,200,000        –> Dua juta dua ratus ribu

3,000,000        –> Tiga juta

10,000,000      –> Sepuluh Juta

11,000,000       –> Sebelas Juta

12,000,000      –> Dua belas juta

100,000,000    –> Seratus juta

110,000,000     –> Seratua sepuluh juta

1,000,000,000 –> Satu Millard

Enjoy your traveling and please free to left comment to ask anything about Indonesian language (Bahasa Indonesia) . Cheers ^_^

 

 

 

 

 

 

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