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Halo semuanya, nama saya Fira! Hi everybody! I’m Fira.
Welcome to IndonesianPod101.com’s “Bahasa Indonesia dalam 3 menit”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Indonesian.
In the last lesson, we learned how to use the verb suka.
In this lesson, we will learn how to use “to come” in Indonesian, which is the fourth verb in our series dedicated to the most common Indonesian verbs.
So let’s go! Ayo kita mulai!!
Imagine a friend of yours is organizing a party and he asks you Apakah kamu akan datang ke pesta? That means "Are you coming to the party?"
So supposing you want to go, you will say, Iya, saya akan datang! That means "Yes I’m coming!"
[slowly] Iya, saya akan datang.
So let’s break down this answer.
First we had-
Iya which is simply "Yes."
Then Saya, which is "I" in Indonesian.
After that we have akan, which means “will”
Finally we had datang which is "to come".
So, altogether it is Iya, saya akan datang.
But if you are going with some of your friends, you can say Iya, saya akan datang bersama teman-teman saya.
Bersama means “together with”
Then Teman-teman saya, which is “my friends”.
Some of you probably know that in Indonesian, Datang is also commonly used to greet someone when they arrive, as in Selamat Datang or “Welcome”.
Let’s take a look at another example!
If you came to the party early, and you are looking for your friend named Andy, you can ask the others, Apakah Andi sudah datang? which literally means “Has Andy already arrived?”
To answer this question, you can simply say Andi sudah datang, for “Andy has arrived”.
Or Andy belum datang. which literally means “Andy has not yet arrived”
Now it’s time for Fira’s tips.
When using the verb Datang be careful, since we can’t use it like in English to say "Come in!" if you invite someone to enter a room, for example.
In Indonesian we don’t use datang but the verb Masuk instead. In this case it will be Silahkan masuk! That means "Please come in!"
In this lesson, we learned how to use the verb “to come.”
So now, our lesson series about common Indonesian verbs is over, and from the next lesson, we will jump into some very important Indonesian interrogative words!
Do you know how to ask questions starting with "What" in Indonesian? I’ll be waiting for you in the next Bahasa Indonesia dalam 3 menit.
Sampai Jumpa lagi!