Special Edition #4: Using the word ‘selamat’ in Indonesian

Special Edition #4: Using the word ‘selamat’ in Indonesian

Most people who are learning Indonesian should know the word ‘selamat’ from the first day they started learning Indonesian. ‘Selamat’ is usually know as good or to wish someone well. However, the use of the word ‘selamat’ is not limited…

Special Edition #3: Using the word ‘enak’ in Indonesian

Special Edition #3: Using the word ‘enak’ in Indonesian

Using the word ‘enak’ in Indonesian ‘Enak’ is one of a number of adjectives in Indonesian that can be used in different contexts. You might have known that ‘enak’ means tasty in Indonesian. But is that the only way to…

Difference between ‘Kamar’, ‘Ruang’ and ‘Ruangan’

Difference between ‘Kamar’, ‘Ruang’ and ‘Ruangan’

‘Kamar’, ‘Ruang’ or ‘Ruangan’ There are three words in Indonesian that mean room. They are ‘kamar’, ‘ruang’ and ‘ruangan’. The three words are used in quite a distinguished manner and it’s important to know the difference. ‘Kamar’ means room and it’s usually used…

Difference between ‘Bisa’, ‘Boleh’ and ‘Dapat’

Difference between ‘Bisa’, ‘Boleh’ and ‘Dapat’

‘Bisa’, ‘Boleh’ or ‘Dapat’ Using the word can in Indonesian can be a bit tricky especially if you have tried to explore ways to order food in Indonesian. There are 3 words that are commonly used in Indonesian that mean…

Special Edition #2: Happy New Year 2015!

Special Edition #2: Happy New Year 2015!

Selamat Tahun Baru 2015!   We hope that you have a great and lovely year ahead! I’ll start the New Year by helping you use one of the words above even more… the word ‘baru’! The word ‘baru’ is an adjective…

Listening Tip #2: Notice the Honorifics

 Listening Tip #2: Notice the Honorifics Respect and formality are very important in the Indonesian culture and is conveyed strongly in the language. If you have learnt Indonesian for a while, I’m sure you have heard these words before: Bapak (Pak),…