Common Indonesian Greetings

Greetings in Indonesian language is part of the most important subject if you are learning Indonesian. It is considered as the key to speaking Indonesian successfully. After we learn about common Indonesian phrases in various situations, below are some examples of Indonesian greetings:

English Indonesian
How do you do? / How are you? Apa kabar?
Fine, thank you. Baik, terima kasih.
How is your brother John? Bagaimana kabar adik/kakak anda John?
He is very well, thank you. Dia sangat baik, terima kasih.
How is your father, too? Bagaimana pula kabar ayahmu?
Oh! He is all right, too, thanks. Oh! Dia baik juga, terima kasih.
How is your family? Bagaimana kabar keluargamu?
They are pretty well, thank you. Mereka sangat baik, terima kasih.
Please give my regards to your family. Tolong sampaikan salam saya kepada keluarga anda.
I shall do so with pleasure. Saya akan melakukannya dengan senang hati.
Good luck! / All the best! Semoga berhasil!
Our congratulations to you! Selamat kami ucapkan kepada anda!
I congratulate you on your promotion. Saya ucapkan selamat atas kenaikan pangkat anda.
I congratulate you on your success. Saya ucapkan selamat atas keberhasilan anda.
Hello friends! Halo teman-teman!
Hi! Hai!
Below is an example of an Indonesian conversation:
A: How do you do? May I know your name, please? A: Apa kabar? Boleh saya tahu nama anda?
B: My name is Jack. B: Nama saya Jack.
A: And what is your full name? A: Dan apa nama lengkap anda?
B: My full name is Jack Smith. B: Nama lengkap saya Jack Smith.
A: Where do you come from? A: Anda berasal dari mana?
B: I come from America. B: Saya datang dari Amerika.
A: How long have you already been here? A: Berapa lama anda sudah di sini?
B: Three weeks. I came here three weeks ago. B: Tiga minggu. Saya datang tiga minggu yang lalu.
A: Are you a businessman? A: Apakah anda seorang pengusaha?
B: No, I am just a tourist. B: Bukan, saya hanya seorang turis.
A: How did you come here? A: Bagaimana anda datang ke sini?
B: I came here by plane. B: Saya datang ke sini naik pesawat.
A: How long are you going to stay here? A: Berapa lama anda akan tinggal di sini?
B: Maybe two weeks. B: Mungkin dua minggu.
A: And who is this? A: Dan siapa ini?
B: Oh, this is my friend. His name is Tom. B: Oh, ini teman saya. Namanya Tom.
C: Nice to meet you, Sir. C: Senang bertemu anda, Pak.
A: Nice to meet you, too, Tom. My name is Ruly. May I know your middle name and your family name? A: Senang bertemu anda juga, Tom. Nama saya Ruly. Boleh saya tahu nama tengah anda dan nama keluarga anda?
C: My middle name is Johannes and my family name is Peterson.

May I know what your surname is?

C: Nama tengah saya Johannes dan nama keluarga saya Peterson.

Boleh saya tahu apa marga anda?

A: My surname is Wong. But you can call me James. A: Marga saya Wong. Tapi anda bisa panggil saya James.
B: Sorry, we have to go now. Nice to meet you,James. Bye! B: Maaf, kami harus pergi sekarang. Senang bertemu anda, James. Selamat tinggal!
A: Bye! A: Sampai jumpa!

 

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