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Hello and welcome to Indonesian Survival Phrases, brought to you by IndonesianPod101.com This course is designed to equip you with the language skills and knowledge to enable you to get the most out of your visit to Indonesia. You'll be surprised at how far a little Indonesian will go. Now before we jump in, remember to stop by IndonesianPod101.com. And there you’ll find the accompanying PDF and additional info in the post. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment.
Indonesian Survival Phrases Lesson 46. Help!
In today’s lesson we'll introduce you to some phrases that hopefully you won't have to use. When traveling to Indonesia while the threat of physical violence in not prevalent, one should always be careful. In addition, this phrase is not limited to threatening situations, but can also be used in the unfortunate event that you or someone around you is in the need of immediate assistance. Today, we'll learn how to call for help.
In Indonesian "Help!" is Tolong! let’s break it down by syllable to-long. Now let’s hear it once again tolong.
In Indonesian you can call for the police by saying Hubungi polisi! Let’s break it down by syllable hu-bung-i po-li-si, now let’s hear it once again hubungi polisi. The first word hubungi means "to contact someone." Let’s break down this word and hear it one more time, hu-bung-i, hubungi. This is followed by polisi, which in Indonesian is "police." polisi. po-li-si. polisi.
So altogether we have Hubungi polisi! Literally this means "Contact the police!"
The phone number for the police is Indonesia is 110. Now let me tell you about some situations where you can use these expressions. A petty crime which is that is always been prevalent in Indonesia, especially in public transportation in kecopetan or pick-pocketing. It is always advisable to be vigilant about your things when you ride a public transportations. If you suddenly find someone’s hand riffling through things you can simply shout out tolong, copet! “help, pick-pocket!” And that will number 1, drive the pick-pocket away and number 2, get the attention of fellow passengers whom most likely try to prevent the potential pick-pocket from getting away.
Okay to close out today’s lesson we’d like for you to practice what you’ve just learned. I’ll provide you with the English equivalent of the phrase and you’re responsible for saying the Indonesian phrase out loud or in Indonesian, dengan keras. You’ll have a few seconds before I give you the answer so selamat sukses, that means "good luck!" in Indonesian.
All right so here we go!
“Help!” (Tolong. To-long. Tolong.)
“Call the police!.” (Hubungi polisi. Hu-bung-i po-li-si. Hubungi polisi.)
Alright, that's going to do it for today!
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