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If culture is a house . . . then language is the key to the front door and all the rooms inside.


"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

Learn Indonesian | Jakartan Dialect “Ngerti & Ngambil”

Bahasa Indonesia is the official language of Indonesia, with over 280 million speakers worldwide. It is an appropriate and standard language that is used in various situations, which all Indonesians understand. Bahasa Indonesia is a must-have skill for anyone who wants to work in Indonesia.

On the other hand, the Jakartan Dialect is a local dialect that is only used in Jakarta which means that not all Indonesians will understand it.

In addition, learning Bahasa Indonesia is also about understanding what the locals are saying. Therefore, it is beneficial to understand the Jakartan Dialect while practicing your Bahasa Indonesia. In this Jakartan Dialect blog, we will show you how the Jakartan Dialect can actually be understood even when we do not speak the dialect itself. To further understand about this, let’s look at these examples:


Apakah kamu mengerti? Do you understand?

Jakartan Dialect:

Kamu ngerti?

Do you understand?

Take a look at another example here:


Dia sedang mengambil buku di dalam tasnya.

He is taking a book in his bag.

Jakartan Dialect:

Dia sedang ngambil buku di dalam tasnya.

He is taking a book in his bag.

Through understanding these Jakartan Dialect, you can now easily recognise and finally understand what the locals are saying.

To learn how these sentences are used in a conversation, take a look at this video:

Selamat belajar!



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