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RenanThursday 21st of April 2005 03:10:33 PM
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Indonesian Phrase 02

Format Used:
English Phrase
Indonesian Phrase / American-English Transcription

MOST COMMON EXPRESSIONS
Ekspresi-ekspresi umum

Yes
Ya / IA/

No
Tidak /TEE-DA/

Please
Mohon / MO-HON/

Thank you Thanks
Terima kasih /TE-REE-MA KA-SEEH/

You're welcome
Terima kasih kembali /TE-RE-MA KA-SEEH KEM-BA-LEE//

Excuse me
Permisi /PER-MEE-SEE/

Perhaps Maybe
Mungkin /MUNG-KEEN/

Hello Hi
Helo Hei /HE-LO HEI/

Good bye!
Selamat tinggal /SE-LA-MAT TEENG-GAL/

Good day!
Good day /Same with English pronunciation/

Good morning!
Selamat pagi! /SE-LA-MAT PA-GEE/

Good evening!
Selamat Sore! /SE-LA-MAT SO-RE/

Good night!
Selamat Malam! /SE-LA-MAT MA-LAM/

Welcome!
Selamat Datang! /SE-LA-MAT DA-TANG/

Have a good trip!
(Semoga) mendapat sebuah perjalanan (yang) menyenangkan! /(SE-MO-GA) MEN-DA-PAT SE-BU-AH PER-JA-LA-NAN (YANG) ME-NYE-NANG-KAN/

Notes:
When starting out you will frequently notice that the letters "K "is often silent in Indonesian "Kakek" (English meaning: grandpa) (Phonetic: KA-KE) and the Indonesian language have ones syllable:

1. Diphthong "Ng" Mungkin (English meaning: Perhaps) (Phonetic: Mung-kin)
2. Syllable "Ny" Nyonya (English meaning: Madam) (Phonetic:Nyo-Nya) like Spanish word Seņor

"Semoga" is a hope word, if u want to says the hope sentences, u must use "semoga" as a preposition: Example Have a good trip!
(Semoga) mendapat sebuah perjalanan (yang) menyenangkan! /(SE-MO-GA) MEN-DA-PAT SE-BU-AH PER-JA-LA-NAN (YANG) ME-NYE-NANG-KAN/

"Yang" is a conjunction "Good Trip" "Perjalanan (yang) menyenangkan"

chudoriSunday 19th of June 2005 06:47:26 PM
Common Expressions - Goodbye has two forms. If you are leaving and saying goodbye to those who are staying then yes, you would say SELAMAT TINGGAL. But if you were the person staying and the person you were saying goodbye to was leaving you would say SELAMAT JALAN.

Please has five forms (I think). MOHON, TOLONG, SILAHKAN, HARAP, COBA. These are used in different circumstances. Also added to this are the terms MINTA SUPAYA and MARI which are used as well.

The easies way I can think to explain the five pleases is:
MOHON used when saying please formally and politely
TOLONG used when you want the other person to asist you
SILAHKAN used when it is for the other persons benefit
HARAP used as please when you expect that it will be done
COBA used for polite request to see if something can be done

HARAP is mostly seen on public signs (e.g HARAP ANTRE - please queue)

Greeting someone in the middle of the day (between say 10am and 3pm) you would say SELAMAT SIANG). Indonesians divide their day into different parts than westerners.

Have a good trip - Semoga mendapat sebuah perjalanan yang menyenangkan. (Very formal Renan)

Commonly I have heard: Semoga Perjalananmu akan senang or Semoga perjalanan anda akan senang.

I have found that the easiest way to think of the YANG word is "that is" or "which is".

Then you could translate PERJALANAN YANG MENYENANGKAN as JOURNEY THAT IS PLEASING

Any comments Ren?
renanMonday 20th of June 2005 05:01:11 PM
Hey Chu... ?:-) - >> REnan Said...
Have a good trip - Semoga mendapat sebuah perjalanan yang menyenangkan. (Very formal Renan)

<< Chu said...
Commonly I have heard: Semoga Perjalananmu akan senang or Semoga perjalanan anda akan senang.

>> REnan's comment
both of them is true chu.. i put the formal form in Phrasebase to make easy the Indonesian training program. cause if i put the "informal" view, the beginner will be confuse bout that!

Thank Chu...



Ricky

chudoriMonday 20th of June 2005 07:07:43 PM
- Iya Ren!

I agree formal is best. When I was learning indonesian I had to learn formal firts. It does make it easier. The funny thing
is that the informal is the difficult one to learn. Especially when you start to introduce word particles (eg. lho, deh, kok,sih, nih......you know what I mean)


miyuSunday 03rd of July 2005 01:30:37 AM
hi - yeah i agree me too i try to learn just the formal first..when i'm with my bf i ask him to not talk to me by informal indonesian..to make it easy for me & to learn more..