Home Travel Information 3 : Indonesian Phrases Bahasa Indonesia is relatively simple and by using a few phrases or sentences, you’ll be more appreciated and respected. You can find Indonesian phrase books in good book shops.
But these few pointers below can help. Try slipping a few of them in daily conversations and ask whether you get it right. It’ll be a great ice-breaker.
How do you do? Apa kabar? Good morning Selamat pagi Good afternoon Selamat siang Goodbye Selamat tinggal Bon voyage Selamat jalan Fine Baik Welcome Selamat datang
Personal Pronoun & Title I Saya He/ She Ia/Dia (both are genderless) They Mereka Mr. Tuan Miss Nona Mrs Nyonya
Questions Can you help me? Dapatkah Anda membantu/ menolong saya? How do I get there? Bagaimana cara untuk ke sana? How far? Seberapa jauh? How long will it make? Seberapa lama? How much (price)? Berapa harganya? What is this/that? Apa ini/ itu? What is your name? Siapa nama Anda? When? Kapan? Where? Di mana? Why? Kenapa/ mengapa?
Direction Go up Naik Go down Turun Turn Berputar Right Kanan Left Kiri Front Depan Behind Belakang North Utara South Selatan East Timur West Barat