Welcome to our newest series “How to Speak Like Native Indonesian”. It is self-rewarding once you learn the Indonesian language and you are able to speak naturally just like native Indonesians.
In this series you will discover several particles and idioms that are commonly used by Indonesians. This series will help you to be able to speak as native Indonesians do.
This first episode will introduce you to the particle “kok” and idiom “cuci mata”. Are you curious about these? Let’s see how these particle and idiom work in sentences below:
Kok kamu sudah pulang? Kamu pergi ke mal untuk membeli kemeja, kan?
Why are you at home already? You went to the mall to buy shirts, right?
Ya, tetapi kemeja yang mau aku beli tidak ada di sana, sehingga aku hanya cuci mata. Kemeja itu akan tersedia lagi minggu depan.
Yes, but the shirt that I was looking for was not there, that’s why I just spent time for window shopping. That shirt will be available next week.
Through understanding this example, we hope you can now easily speak like native Indonesians.
To learn how these sentences are used in a conversation, take a look at this video: