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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 show gratitude to people by saying terima kasih. In this lesson we’ll learn some of the most common greetings used in Indonesia.
Sudah siap? Are you ready? Mari kita mulai! so let’s start!
The most used informal greeting is:
[slowly] Halo.
Halo means “hi,” or “hello.” We use it when we meet. It is very casual, so we should only use this greeting with friends or relatives.
If you need to greet someone in a formal situation, say:
Selamat Siang!
[slowly] Selamat Siang.
Literally, Selamat Siang means "good day"; As a rule of thumb we can use Selamat Siang only during the daytime—from 11am until about 3pm.
During the afternoon we say:
Selamat Sore!
[slowly] Selamat Sore.
Sore is Indonesian for “afternoon,” so Selamat Sore means good afternoon. This is used from about 3pm to 6pm.
During the night we say:
Selamat Malam
[slowly] Selamat Malam
Malam is Indonesian for “night.” This used from 6pm to midnight.
And finally, during the morning we say:
Selamat Pagi
[slowly] Selamat Pagi
Pagi is Indonesian for “morning. This used in the morning until 11am.
Those four greetings are used when we meet someone, but when we leave, we don’t say them again.
When we part in Indonesia, we say:
Selamat tinggal!
[slowly] Selamat tinggal.
Selamat tinggal means “good-bye,” and it is a formal expression.
Finally, in Indonesian we have an expression meaning “see you” that can be considered both formal and informal. Sampai Jumpa!
[slowly] Sampai jumpa.
Now you can greet people in many different ways in Indonesian!
Let’s review them all again.
When meeting in informal situation, we say:
When meeting older people or someone we don’t know, we say: Selamat Pagi in the morning, Selamat Siang in the early afternoon, Selamat Sore in the evening, or Selamat Malam at night!
When leaving in a formal situation, we say:
Selamat tinggal!
When leaving, no matter whether it's a formal or informal situation:
Sampai jumpa!
It’s easy, isn’t it?
Now it’s time for Fira’s Insights.
In formal situations, Indonesian people commonly greet each other by shaking hands and bowing the head slightly. On the other hand, if we meet someone we are very friendly with, we can just wave!
During the next lesson we’ll learn the meaning of the phrase apakah kamu bisa bahasa Inggris? Do you already know it? We'll be waiting to talk about it with you in our next Bahasa Indonesia dalam 3 menit lesson.
Sampai jumpa!