selamat in Indonesian
Vocabulary
The meaning of ‘Selamat’ in Indonesian

Selamat can be confusing as it is used in different ways. The most common meaning […]

see you in Indonesian
Expressions
Ways to Say ‘See you’ in Indonesian

When it comes to mastering a language, understanding its common expressions can help you communicate […]

Culture
Three Months Baby Ceremony in Bali

A group of families take a five-hour bus trip to a different part of the […]

basic indonesian phrases
Vocabulary
Basic Bahasa Indonesia Phrases

Want to start learning Indonesian? A good way to do that is to study basic […]

Indonesian food
Expressions Vocabulary
How to Order Food in Indonesian

Want to try delicious food across Indonesia? Our guide on “How to Order Food in […]

eyes or mata
Vocabulary
Indonesian Words with “Mata” (Eyes)

There are some Indonesian words and phrases containing the word Mata, which means “eye” or […]

Aku vs Saya
Vocabulary
Aku vs Saya: which to use?

Both “saya” and “aku” mean “I”, “me”, and “my”, meaning that we just need to […]

Kita vs Kami
Vocabulary
Kita vs Kami: Understanding the Differences between the Pronouns

Kita and kami both mean “we” in English. Kita is inclusive (including the person you […]

Common Indonesian Questions
Expressions
Common Indonesian Questions and How to Answer Them

Indonesians love to ask questions to foreigners as a form of ice-breaker and to show […]

Indonesian culture
Culture
Indonesian Culture: Things to Know Before Visiting the Country

Indonesia is known for its natural attraction and cultural heritage. In the tourism world, this […]

learn Indonesian
Learning Tips
Learn Indonesian Language: Everything You Need to Know

I have been teaching Indonesian (locally known as Bahasa Indonesia) as a foreign language for […]

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Expressions
Indonesian Proverbs

Every language, every culture has its own proverbs. And so does Indonesian. Let’s see what […]

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Expressions
I Love You in Indonesian

The most common way to say I love you in Indonesian is “Saya cinta kamu”, […]

Indonesian vs Dutch
General
Indonesian vs Dutch – Shared Words in Two Languages

Do you know that Indonesia has been colonized by the Dutch for centuries? Due to […]

Counting in Indonesian
General
How to Count in Indonesian

How to Count in Indonesian Counting in Indonesian is very easy. The key is memorizing […]

Indonesian slang
Expressions
Indonesian Slang

Indonesian slang is a non-standard style of expressions that are not necessarily mutually intelligible. It […]

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Expressions
Have a Nice Day in Indonesian

In English, we need this expression for a nice farewell. But in Indonesian, there is […]

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Indonesian For Beginners
Indonesian Greetings

Indonesian greetings are crucial to learn to communicate with local people or just simply make […]

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Indonesian For Beginners
Indonesian Pronunciation

Indonesian pronunciation is consistent as Bahasa Indonesia is a phonetic language, meaning each alphabet represents […]

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Indonesian For Beginners
Indonesian Alphabet

The Indonesian alphabet is easy to learn as it uses the Latin alphabet and comprises […]

A picture of Indonesian jokes
Expressions
Indonesian Jokes

Indonesian jokes are not always easy to understand if you are new to the Indonesian […]

Makasih meaning
Expressions
Makasih Meaning and Other Thank you in Indonesian

Makasih meaning thanks in Indonesian is a very common expression. This is informal language, but […]

lagi meaning
Grammar
Lagi Meaning

In Indonesian, the meaning of lagi is ‘again’ or ‘more’. For example: Saya akan datang […]

How to Pronounce Bali
Culture General
How to Pronounce Bali, Canggu, Ubud

How to Pronounce Bali, Canggu, Ubud, and Other Places Wondering how to pronounce Bali and […]

Indonesian Idioms
Expressions
Indonesian Idioms with Audio

List of Indonesian idioms below not only will entertain you with their funny literal meanings, […]

Indonesian phrases
Expressions
Indonesian Phrases and Expressions

Indonesian phrases below are the most common expressions for travelers. Plan to explore Indonesia in […]

first in Indonesian
Grammar
First in Indonesian

Like in English, first in Indonesia has many meanings. You often don’t realize the different […]

Grammar
Berdua, Kedua, and Keduanya

Are you unsure about the differences between berdua, kedua, and keduanya? We got you covered! […]

how long to learn Indonesian
General
How long to learn Indonesian?

Indonesian is considered by many people one of the easiest languages to learn. It has […]

bahasa language
General
Why do people say Bahasa Language for Indonesian Language?

Bahasa language or simply Bahasa is a common misconception term for Indonesian language. I often […]

Book review Indonesia, etc
General
Indonesia Etc Book Review

In Indonesia Etc, the author Elizabeth Pisani begins by comparing her relationship with Indonesia to that […]

Indonesian Swear Words
Culture General
Indonesian Swear Words

Indonesian curse words are the last topic that I want to talk about. The main […]

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Grammar
Is in Indonesian

As we implicitly mentioned in this post, is in Indonesian is optional. In fact, most […]

saja in Indonesian
Grammar
The Meaning of Saja in Indonesian

Saja in Indonesian means only or just, with a quick Google search will give you […]

Languages spoken in Indonesia
General
What languages are spoken in Indonesia?

As an Indonesian language teacher, I am often asked by my international students about languages […]

Indonesian Thank You
Expressions
Indonesian Thank You

As a magic word, thank you is an important word to learn. In this blog […]

Meaning of Mas
Culture
Meaning of Mas

As Indonesian teachers, we often get a question ‘what is the meaning of mas?’ So […]

General
What language do they speak in Bali?

Plan to visit Bali in the near future and wondering what language they speak in […]

ada in Indonesian
Grammar
Ada in Indonesian

As one of the most common words, Ada in Indonesian is an important word to […]

Is Indonesian hard to learn?
General
Is Indonesian hard to learn?

A very common question we often get is ‘Is Bahasa Indonesia easy?’ . In this […]

Bahasa Indonesia Course
General
Bahasa Indonesia Course

Are you thinking of taking a Bahasa Indonesia course but you not sure which language […]