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INTRODUCTION
Maryssa: Slang Words Related To Money and Wealth
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 21. In this lesson, you'll learn slang words related to money and wealth.
Maryssa: As money and wealth are important to many people, there are many slang expressions describing them in Indonesian.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Maryssa: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Blanca: doku
Blanca: bokek
Blanca: tajir
Blanca: gretong
Maryssa: Blanca, what's our first expression?
Blanca: doku
Maryssa: meaning "money."
Blanca: [SLOW] doku [NORMAL] doku
Maryssa: Listeners, please repeat.
Blanca: doku
[pause - 5 sec.]
Maryssa: Use this slang expression when you refer to money.
Maryssa: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Blanca: [NORMAL] Gue butuh doku buat makan pagi ini. [SLOW] Gue butuh doku buat makan pagi ini.
Maryssa: "I need some money to buy something for breakfast."
Blanca: [NORMAL] Gue butuh doku buat makan pagi ini.
Maryssa: Okay, what's the next expression?
Blanca: bokek
Maryssa: meaning "broke."
Blanca: [SLOW] bokek [NORMAL] bokek
Maryssa: Listeners, please repeat.
Blanca: bokek
[pause - 5 sec.]
Maryssa: Use this slang expression when you refer to the state of being broke.
Maryssa: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Blanca: [NORMAL] Dia lagi bokek, sampai terpikir untuk minjam uang ke temannya. [SLOW] Dia lagi bokek, sampai terpikir untuk minjam uang ke temannya.
Maryssa: "He is broke, which makes him think of borrowing money from his friends."
Blanca: [NORMAL] Dia lagi bokek, sampai terpikir untuk minjam uang ke temannya.
Maryssa: Okay, what's our next expression?
Blanca: tajir
Maryssa: This is actually derived from the Arabic word taajir, meaning "merchant.โ€ But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "rich, wealthy."
Blanca: [SLOW] tajir [NORMAL] tajir
Maryssa: Listeners, please repeat.
Blanca: tajir
[pause - 5 sec.]
Maryssa: Use this slang expression when you refer to the state of being filthy rich.
Maryssa: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Blanca: [NORMAL] Siapa orang yang nggak pengin tajir? [SLOW] Siapa orang yang nggak pengin tajir?
Maryssa: "Who refuses to get rich?"
Blanca: [NORMAL] Siapa orang yang nggak pengin tajir?
Maryssa: Okay, what's the last expression?
Blanca: gretong
Maryssa: meaning "for free."
Blanca: [SLOW] gretong [NORMAL] gretong
Maryssa: Listeners, please repeat.
Blanca: gretong
[pause - 5 sec.]
Maryssa: Use this slang expression when you refer to the state of being free of charge.
Maryssa: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Blanca: [NORMAL] Kamu tuh maunya apa-apa gretong mulu ya? [SLOW] Kamu tuh maunya apa-apa gretong mulu ya?
Maryssa: "You always want something for free, huh?"
Blanca: [NORMAL] Kamu tuh maunya apa-apa gretong mulu ya?
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: Will you lend me some money for lunch?
[pause - 5 sec.]
Blanca: bokek
Maryssa: "broke"
Maryssa: I think I have $25 in my wallet.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Blanca: doku
Maryssa: "money"
Maryssa: Are these free samples?
[pause - 5 sec.]
Blanca: gretong
Maryssa: "for free"
Maryssa: When pay day rolls around, I will be wealthy once more.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Blanca: tajir
Maryssa: "rich, wealthy"

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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