“When in Rome, do what Romans do.”

Knowing basic phrases in Indonesian would greatly help you when traveling to Indonesia. Indonesians are known for their hospitality. Yet, not everyone speaks perfect English or other foreign languages there. Therefore, basic Indonesian phrases will allow you to easily express yourself and help you have essential communications with the local. Sometimes, you might even earn yourself some extra perks when using the Indonesian language as you navigate the archipelago.

This page offers some basic and common Bahasa Indonesia vocabulary that would ease your journey. From everyday greetings to ordering food, there are plenty of chances in Indonesia to use these Indonesian vocabularies. Indonesian people would be impressed to know that you learned some phrases before traveling. For them, it shows that you care about the country as much as them. If you are interested in learning Bahasa Indonesia, this page is where you can start.

Hi/Hello
ha-low
Halo
How Are You?
ah-pha kha-bar
Apa Kabar?
Fine
bha-ick
Baik
Can
bee-suh
Bisa
Thank You
terry-ma ka-see
Terima Kasih
Thank you Very Much
terry-ma ka-see ba-n'yak
Terima Kasih Banyak
Excuse Me
per-me-see
Permisi
My Name is ...
na-ma sigh-ya
Nama saya ...
What's your name?
see-a-pa na-ma moo
Siapa nama-mu?
Yes
ee-ya
Iya
Yes, correct
buh-nar
Benar
No
tee-duck
Tidak
Maybe
mong-keen
Mungkin
This
ee-nee
Ini
That
ee-too
Itu
Please
toh-long
Tolong
You're welcome
sa-ma sa-ma
Sama sama
I'm sorry
ma-aahf
Maaf
Goodbye
sum-pie joom-pa
Sampai Jumpa
Do you speak English?
bee-sa ba-ha-sa ing-gris
Bisa bahasa Inggris?
I don't understand
sigh-ya tee-duck mung-er-tee
Saya tidak mengerti
Please Repeat
toh-long dee oo-lung
Tolong Diulang
How much?
buh-rah-pa
Berapa?
Cheap
moo-rah
Murah
Too expensive
ther-la-loo ma-hall
Terlalu Mahal
Okay, I'll take it
ba-ick sigh-ya m'ow
Baik, saya mau
I can't speak Indonesian
sigh-ya tee-duck bee-suh ba-ha-sa indonesia
Saya tidak bisa bahasa Indonesia
Where?
dee-ma-na
Dimana?
Where is the HOtel?
dee-ma-na hoh-tell n'ya
Dimana Hotelnya?
When?
ka-pun
Kapan?
Turn Right
bay-lok ka-nun
Belok Kanan
Turn Left
bay-lok kee-ree
Belok Kiri
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