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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 the phrase Ini berapa harganya? which means ”How much is it?” In this lesson let’s see how we could answer that question by counting rupiah in Indonesian. In Indonesia, the currency is the Rupiah.
Please pay attention to this word's pronunciation.
Let’s try to say prices in Indonesian. Start by trying to say "(150,000) one hundred fifty thousand rupiah."
Seratus lima puluh ribu rupiah.
[slowly] Seratus limapuluh ribu rupiah.
Seratus is “one hundred,” limapuluh is “fifty,” ribu is “thousand” and rupiah “the Indonesian currency.”
This is really straightforward. First, we say the number of Rupiah, then rupiah.
Let’s try another example-
"(345,000) three hundred forty five thousand rupiah."
Tigaratus empatpuluh lima ribu tupiah.
[slowly] Tigaratus empatpuluh lima ribu rupiah.
Get ready for the next example. This one’s longer-
"(999,900) Nine hundred ninety nine thousand and nine hundred rupiah."
Sembilanratus sembilanpuluh sembilan ribu sembilan ratus rupiah.
[slowly] Sembilanratus sembilanpuluh sembilan ribu sembilan ratus rupiah.
That takes a lot of effort to say, doesn’t it! Indonesian people like to shorten words, so if it’s in a casual situation, we often skip the word puluh.
For example, “(84) eighty four”. While the proper way to say it is delapan puluh empat, we often only say delapan empat.
And also we often leave out the word Rupiah when telling someone a price.
Now it’s time for Fira’s Insights.
The Rupiah has been the Indonesian currency since 1946. Informally in Indonesia, we use the word Perak when referring to Rupiah.
The word Rupiah derived from “Rupee” which is the unit of currency in India. So please be careful because some people get confused by these.
You should ask your friends in Indonesia if they want to go shopping with you to practice these phrases! But first you’ll have to check if they have other plans or not. Do you know how to ask that in Indonesia? If not, I’ll see you in the next lesson!
Sampai Jumpa!