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"SELAMAT PAGI" : "GOOD MORNING" in Indonesian Language. LEARN BASIC BAHASA INDONESIA IN JAKARTA OR ONLINE, with Language Studies Indonesia.

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good morning  in Indonesian language

thank you  in Indonesian language       

hello  in Indonesian language               

Indonesian language name                  

:  selamat pagi

terima kasih


Bahasa Indonesia

Bahasa Indonesia Commonly Used Expression: "Makan Waktu"

After learning and practicing Oh.. begitu, sekarang juga, masuk akal, and biasa saja, we hope you are now more comfortable in expressing yourself in bahasa Indonesia. Aside from the language part, we also hope by knowing and using more expressions, you are now becoming closer to your fellow Indonesians.

For your fifth expression, we want to give you a quick cultural note:

Indonesians have a huge culture of eating, or in Bahasa Indonesia, makan. With that in mind, the people have been expressing themselves using the word quite frequently: makan waktu, makan-makan, makan tempat, makan hati, makan angin, etc.

Since one expression takes a lot of time and practice to master,

let’s start with one thing we know you need the most: "Makan Waktu."

Let’s examine the following example:

“Pembuatan paspor biasanya makan waktu.”

Passport application usually takes a lot of time."

As you can learn from the example, makan waktu is used to express “takes a lot of time.”

To get more examples of how makan waktu is being expressed in daily situations, click the video below.

Selamat berlatih!



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