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INTRODUCTION
Maryssa: Slang Words Indicating Casual Activities - Part 1
Maryssa: Hi everyone, and welcome back to IndonesianPod101.com. I'm Maryssa.
Blanca: And I'm Blanca!
Maryssa: This is Must-Know Indonesian Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 17. In this lesson, you'll learn slang words indicating casual activities — part 1.
Maryssa: You can use these expressions to casually discuss activities that you often have, such as hanging out or chit chatting.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Maryssa: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Blanca: curhat
Blanca: nongkrong
Blanca: mejeng
Blanca: dugem
Maryssa: Blanca, what's our first expression?
Blanca: curhat
Maryssa: It is an acronym of curahan hati which literally means "pouring of heart." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to confide in someone you trust."
Blanca: [SLOW] curhat [NORMAL] curhat
Maryssa: Listeners, please repeat.
Blanca: curhat
[pause - 5 sec.]
Maryssa: Use this slang expression when you're describing what someone you know is doing, who is speaking to you on personal matters simply because they trust and rely on you.
Maryssa: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Blanca: [NORMAL] Salah satu kakak iparku memang teman curhat yang sangat baik. Dia pendengar yang perhatian dan pemberi saran yang hebat. [SLOW] Salah satu kakak iparku memang teman curhat yang sangat baik. Dia pendengar yang perhatian dan pemberi saran yang hebat.
Maryssa: "One of my sisters-in-law is a great person whom I can confide personal issues to. She is an attentive listener as well as an outstanding adviser."
Blanca: [NORMAL] Salah satu kakak iparku memang teman curhat yang sangat baik. Dia pendengar yang perhatian dan pemberi saran yang hebat.
Maryssa: Okay, what's the next expression?
Blanca: nongkrong
Maryssa: meaning "hanging out with friends in shopping malls or other public places."
Blanca: [SLOW] nongkrong [NORMAL] nongkrong
Maryssa: Listeners, please repeat.
Blanca: nongkrong
[pause - 5 sec.]
Maryssa: Use this slang expression when you're describing the act of hanging out in public places like shopping malls for the purpose of, say, chit-chatting or window shopping.
Maryssa: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Blanca: [NORMAL] Ayo kita nongkrong malem Minggu nanti di supermarket itu ya. [SLOW] Ayo kita nongkrong malem Minggu nanti di supermarket itu ya.
Maryssa: "Let's go hang out in that department store this Saturday night, shall we?"
Blanca: [NORMAL] Ayo kita nongkrong malem Minggu nanti di supermarket itu ya.
Maryssa: Okay, what's our next expression?
Blanca: mejeng
Maryssa: literally meaning "showing off something." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means not only "showing off something", but also "hanging out with friends in shopping malls or other public places."
Blanca: [SLOW] mejeng [NORMAL] mejeng
Maryssa: Listeners, please repeat.
Blanca: mejeng
[pause - 5 sec.]
Maryssa: Use this slang expression when you're describing someone who is either showing off his or her valuables or is hanging out in public places.
Maryssa: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Blanca: [NORMAL] Anak-anak muda zaman dulu suka mejeng dengan busana warna-warni. [SLOW] Anak-anak muda zaman dulu suka mejeng dengan busana warna-warni.
Maryssa: "Younger people in the past were fond of hanging out in colorful outfits."
Blanca: [NORMAL] Anak-anak muda zaman dulu suka mejeng dengan busana warna-warni.
Maryssa: Okay, what's the last expression?
Blanca: dugem
Maryssa: It is an acronym for dunia gemerlap, which literally means "glamorous world." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "clubbing."
Blanca: [SLOW] dugem [NORMAL] dugem
Maryssa: Listeners, please repeat.
Blanca: dugem
[pause - 5 sec.]
Maryssa: Use this slang expression when you refer to the act of clubbing.
Maryssa: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Blanca: [NORMAL] Jangan terlalu banyak dugem, fokus untuk menyelesaikan kuliahmu, nak! [SLOW] Jangan terlalu banyak dugem, fokus untuk menyelesaikan kuliahmu, nak!
Maryssa: "Don't go clubbing too often; you'd better focus on finishing college, son!"
Blanca: [NORMAL] Jangan terlalu banyak dugem, fokus untuk menyelesaikan kuliahmu, nak!
QUIZ
Maryssa: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I will describe four situations, and you will choose the right expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
Maryssa: Let’s go catch up over tea at the cafe.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Blanca: nongkrong
Maryssa: "hanging out with friends in shopping malls or other public places"
Maryssa: I trust you with my darkest secrets. Please help me!
[pause - 5 sec.]
Blanca: curhat
Maryssa: "to confide in someone you trust"
Maryssa: Let’s go out to drink and party!
[pause - 5 sec.]
Blanca: dugem
Maryssa: "clubbing"
Maryssa: She brought her Prada purse to our reunion.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Blanca: mejeng
Maryssa: "showing off something" or "hanging out with friends in shopping malls or other public places"

Outro

Maryssa: There you have it; you have mastered four Indonesian Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at IndonesianPod101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, and see you next time!
Blanca: Sampai jumpa lagi!

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