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INTRODUCTION
Maryssa: Slang Words Related To Dating or Relationship Status
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 22. In this lesson, you'll learn slang words related to dating or relationship status.
Maryssa: Since there are a lot of different situations around being in love, there are many Indonesian slang expressions describing these situations.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Maryssa: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Blanca: gebetan
Blanca: jomblo
Blanca: pedekate, PDKT
Blanca: CLBK
Maryssa: Blanca, what's our first expression?
Blanca: gebetan
Maryssa: meaning "a crush."
Blanca: [SLOW] gebetan [NORMAL] gebetan
Maryssa: Listeners, please repeat.
Blanca: gebetan
[pause - 5 sec.]
Maryssa: Use this slang expression when you refer to a potential boyfriend or girlfriend whose heart you are trying to win.
Maryssa: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Blanca: [NORMAL] Aku harus ngapain biar dapetin gebetan ya? [SLOW] Aku harus ngapain biar dapetin gebetan ya?
Maryssa: "What am I supposed to do to win my prospective girlfriend's heart?"
Blanca: [NORMAL] Aku harus ngapain biar dapetin gebetan ya?
Maryssa: Okay, what's the next expression?
Blanca: jomblo
Maryssa: meaning "single."
Blanca: [SLOW] jomblo [NORMAL] jomblo
Maryssa: Listeners, please repeat.
Blanca: jomblo
[pause - 5 sec.]
Maryssa: Use this slang expression when you refer to someone who is currently single.
Maryssa: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Blanca: [NORMAL] Orang jomblo kalau malem Minggu malah bengong dan tak bisa ngomong, tinggal di rumah dan dilanda kesepian. Manusia-manusia malang! [SLOW] Orang jomblo kalau malem Minggu malah bengong dan tak bisa ngomong, tinggal di rumah dan dilanda kesepian. Manusia-manusia malang!
Maryssa: "On Saturday nights, single folk remain stunned and speechless, are confined to their homes, and get overwhelmed by extreme loneliness. Poor souls!"
Blanca: [NORMAL] Orang jomblo kalau malem Minggu malah bengong dan tak bisa ngomong, tinggal di rumah dan dilanda kesepian. Manusia-manusia malang!
Maryssa: Okay, what's our next expression?
Blanca: pedekate, PDKT
Maryssa: it literally means "approach." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "romantic approach."
Blanca: [SLOW] pedekate, PDKT [NORMAL] pedekate, PDKT
Maryssa: Listeners, please repeat.
Blanca: pedekate, PDKT
[pause - 5 sec.]
Maryssa: Use this slang expression when you refer to the act of approaching someone in order to win his or her heart to establish a romantic relationship.
Maryssa: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Blanca: [NORMAL] Cowok ini lagi pedekate sama teman sekelasnya. [SLOW] Cowok ini lagi pedekate sama teman sekelasnya.
Maryssa: "This boy is trying to make advances on one of his classmates."
Blanca: [NORMAL] Cowok ini lagi pedekate sama teman sekelasnya.
Maryssa: Okay, what's the last expression?
Blanca: CLBK
Maryssa: This is an abbreviation of Cinta Lama Bersemi Kembali that literally means "Old Love Blossoms or Blooms Again". Simply put, it means something like "reincarnated long-lost affection." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "falling in love again with an ex."
Blanca: [SLOW] CLBK [NORMAL] CLBK
Maryssa: Listeners, please repeat.
Blanca: CLBK
[pause - 5 sec.]
Maryssa: Use this slang expression when you're describing a love that you recreate or regain for someone who used to be by your side as a lover, but subsequently broke up with you or divorced you.
Maryssa: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Blanca: [NORMAL] Reuni kelas sering menimbulkan CLBK bagi orang-orang yang mentalnya kurang kuat. [SLOW] Reuni kelas sering menimbulkan CLBK bagi orang-orang yang mentalnya kurang kuat.
Maryssa: "Class reunions frequently cause some mentally weaker persons to be conquered by their reactivated long-lost affections."
Blanca: [NORMAL] Reuni kelas sering menimbulkan CLBK bagi orang-orang yang mentalnya kurang kuat.
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: I love being single!
[pause - 5 sec.]
Blanca: jomblo
Maryssa: "single"
Maryssa: She had a crush on Billy last year.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Blanca: gebetan
Maryssa: "a crush"
Maryssa: Getting involved with an ex is usually a bad idea.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Blanca: CLBK
Maryssa: "falling in love again with an ex"
Maryssa: How will you approach that hottie?
[pause - 5 sec.]
Blanca: pedekate, PDKT
Maryssa: "romantic approach"

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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