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),

Difference between ‘Hal’, ‘Barang’ and ‘Benda’

‘Hal’, ‘Barang’ or ‘Benda’ ‘Hal’, ‘Barang’ and ‘Benda’ mean (a) thing in Indonesian but they are substantially different to one another. Do you know the difference? ‘Hal’  is a noun that is used to refer to intangible things. Intangible things that are often referred with