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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 Words With Dual Meaning: "Tinggal"

In this post, we will discuss yet another “Bahasa Indonesia Words With Dual Meaning.”

If you haven’t already, check out our previous posts where we share with you the words lewat, pukul, halaman, and tahu. And the two meanings that each of these words have.

For this episode, the word is . . . “Tinggal.”

Check out the following examples:

“Aku tinggal bersama dengan adik dan nenekku di Jakarta Selatan.”

“I live together with my younger sibling and my grandmother in South Jakarta.”

“Aku hampir selesai membaca buku ini, tinggal lima halaman lagi.”

“I am almost done reading this book, there are 5 pages remaining.”

As you can see from the examples above, the Bahasa Indonesia word tinggal can be used to mean the English words “to live” or it can mean “remaining.”

The word is spelt and pronounced exactly the same way for both meanings so in order to know which meaning is being said in a conversation will all depend on the context.

For examples of the context where this word can be used, watch the video below!

Selamat berlatih!