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Jason:Hi everyone, Jason here! welcome to IndonesianPod101.com’s Absolute Beginner Season 1, Lesson 5 - I Live in Jakarta, too!
Fira:Hello everyone. Fira here.
Jason:In this lesson, you’ll learn how to talk about certain times of day in Indonesian.
Fira:So, where does this conversation take place?
Jason:It’s at a coffee shop, and between Edi and Yono. They will speak both informal and formal Indonesian.
Jason:Let's listen to the conversation
Jason:Alright, so Edi is now being asked about where he lives.
Fira:Yes, Yono’s still trying to be friendly.
Jason:Yeah, as we said in other lessons, this is just how strangers in Indonesia show that they don’t bite. And when you realize this, you won’t have many strangers in Indonesia for long!
Fira:That’s true. You know what else I think is funny, Ed?
Jason:What’s that, Fira?
Fira:It’s that Edi and Yono both live in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia.
Jason:Yeah, it’s the largest metropolitan area in Indonesia.
Fira:Yes, it’s a big city. But not everyone likes the city.
Jason:Some people find it hot, crowded, and polluted and prefer other parts of Indonesia, where it’s a bit more spacious and slower paced.
Fira:I see what you mean – but personally I like the city because there are still plenty of attractions and historical sites. It has the historical harbour Sunda Kelapa, and also the popular religious places such as the Istiqlal Mosque, and Immanuel Church.
Jason:I also liked the Miniature Park. If you have kids, don’t forget to visit that. and also the Taman Impian Jaya Ancol and Sea World.
Fira:Okay, then let’s move on to the vocab.
Jason:Let's have a closer look at the usage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson.
Fira:The first word is the verb tinggal.
Jason:It means “to stay or reside somewhere”, right?
Fira:That’s right. Tinggal means ‘to stay’ or ‘to live’.
Jason:Alright, so how do we say “where do you live?”
Fira:Tinggal dimana? (Slowly) Ting-gal di-ma-na.
Jason:Let’s break it down.
Fira:It starts with the word “tinggal” to mean
Jason:To live or to stay! And then after that, what do we have.
Fira:dimana --
Jason:meaning “where at?” All together, you can say
Fira:tinggal dimana? (slowly) Tinggal dimana
Jason:which means “where do you live?”
Fira:In the dialogue, we had Tinggal di mana sekarang? sekarang means ‘now’ so all together it means ‘Where are you living now?”
Jason:Okay, let’s move on to the Grammar.
Jason:In this lesson, we're going to learn how to say hello at certain times of the day in Indonesian.
Fira:We’re going to start with selamat siang which means “Good day” or “Good early afternoon”.
Jason:It means ‘Good day’, but this is not the general greeting as it is in English – you can say this word only during a certain part of the day.
Fira:Let’s break it down first. The first word, selamat, means “good” or “safe”.
Jason:And the second word, siang, refers to the brightest part of the day – that is, when the sun is directly overhead.
Fira:Right. Usually, we use siang during the hours between 11 AM and 3 PM – the sun is at its brightest during this part of the day.
Jason:Okay, so we should probably know how to refer to other parts of the day, right? How do you say ‘morning’ in Indonesian?
Fira:Pagi. Pa-gi.
Jason:Pagi. And to say ‘good morning’, you say the following...
Fira:Selamat pagi. Se-la-mat pa-gi.
Jason:Now please note – we’ve got the word “Selamat” again.
Fira:After the word, you can simply put the word pagi, meaning “Morning”.
Jason:Let’s try some other times of the day. How do we refer to the time of day after 3 PM but before it turns dark, around 6 PM?
Fira:Sore! So-re. (Pause.) Sore.
Jason:That’s right. The closest thing we would have in English is ‘late afternoon’. So how do we say ‘good late afternoon’?
Fira:Selamat sore. Se-la-mat so-re.
Jason:And then we have the evening – after 6 PM. How do we say that?
Fira:Malam. Ma-lam. (Pause.) Malam.
Jason:And how do we say ‘good evening’?
Fira:Selamat malam. Se-la-mat ma-lam
Jason:Rather straightforward, right? And notice that the first syllable, se-, is weak, so it’s often shortened so that the word ends up sounding like “slamat”.
Fira:So listeners, let’s review these greetings and their times of day.
Jason:Alright, so how do we say ‘good morning’?
Fira:Selamat pagi. Se-la-mat pa-gi. (Pause.) Selamat pagi.
Jason:Good – so how do we say ‘good day’ or ‘good early afternoon’?
Fira:Selamat siang. Se-la-mat si-ang. (Pause.) Selamat siang.
Jason:Great. How do we greet someone between the hours of 3 and 6 PM?
Fira:Selamat sore. Se-la-mat so-re. (Pause.) Selamat sore.
Jason:Right. And finally, how do we say ‘good evening’?
Fira:Selamat malam. Se-la-mat ma-lam. (Pause.) Selamat malam.
Jason:Alright – that wasn’t so bad, was it? So, remember – just think about what time of day it is, and these greetings will become easy to use in no time!


Jason:Okay, that’s it for this lesson.
Fira:See you next time!