Most Useful Indonesian Phrases

If you are learning Indonesian right now and wondering which Indonesian phrases are the most useful ones that you should study, below are some of the most used phrases found in many conversation and greetings in Indonesian language.

English Indonesian
How are you? / How do you do? Apa kabar?
How is your mother’s doing? Apa kabar ibumu? or Bagaimana kabar ibumu?
(It’s) nice to meet you. Senang berkenalan dengan anda.
What is your name? Siapa nama anda?
I’m fine. Saya baik.
Thank you. Terima kasih.
You are welcome. Sama-sama; or; kembali.
What can I do for you? Ada yang bisa saya bantu?
How much is this? Berapa harganya ini?
Good bye! Selamat tinggal!
See you tomorrow! Sampai besok!
Good morning. Selamat pagi.
Good afternoon. Selamat siang.
Good evening. Selamat malam.
Happy birthday! Selamat (hari) ulang tahun!
Welcome! Selamat datang!
Merry Christmas! Selamat (hari) Natal!
Happy Easter! Selamat (hari) Paskah!
Happy New Year! Selamat tahun baru!
Have a nice day! Selamat bersenang-senang!
Congratulations! Selamat!
Have a nice trip! Semoga perjalanan anda menyenangkan!
Have a lovely day! Semoga hari anda menyenangkan!
Have a lovely/nice evening! Semoga malam anda menyenangkan!
Excuse me… Permisi…
Sorry. Maaf.
Good night! Selamat tidur!
What time …. ? Jam berapa … ?
Maybe. Mungkin.
Of course. Tentu saja.
Do you mind … ? Apakah anda keberatan … ?
No, I don’t mind. Tidak, saya tidak keberatan.
If you don’t mind. Kalau anda tidak keberatan.
Don’t … (prohibition). Jangan …
Please don’t …. Tolong jangan ….
Can I …. ? Bisa saya … ?
May I …. ? Boleh saya … ?
Please … Silakan…
Please sit down/ please have a seat. Silakan duduk.
Is this seat taken? Apakah tempat duduk ini kosong?
How far? Berapa jauh?
How tall/ how high? Berapa tinggi?
How heavy? Berapa berat?
How old? Berapa umur/ usia?
What a beautiful day! Sungguh hari yang indah!
How pretty you are! Betapa cantiknya kamu!
Great! Luar biasa! / Hebat!
This is great! Ini luar biasa!/ ini hebat!
Amazing! Menakjubkan!
Last night. Tadi malam.
Just now. Barusan/ baru saja.
This morning. Tadi pagi.
Midnight. Tengah malam.
Midday/ noon. Tengah hari.
Two days ago. Dua hari yang lalu.
Next week. Minggu depan.
Last week. Minggu lalu.
In another ten days. Sepuluh hari lagi.
Can I help you? Bisa saya bantu?
I love you. Saya cinta kamu.
Me too. Saya juga.
I miss you. Saya rindu kamu.
I hate you. Saya benci kamu.
I like you. Saya suka kamu.
I forget. Saya lupa.
I remember. Saya ingat.
Could you please repeat? Bisa tolong diulang?
Please speak slowly. Tolong bicara pelan-pelan.
Help! Tolong!
Can you help me? Bisa (anda) tolong saya?
Ladies and gentlemen. Ibu-ibu dan bapak-bapak.
I am not feeling well. Saya kurang/ tidak enak badan.
This is delicious. Ini enak.
This is too expensive. Ini terlalu mahal.
Please wait! Tolong tunggu.
Please wait here! Tolong tunggu di sini!
Please wait for me! Tolong tunggu saya!
Wait for me! Tunggu saya!
Don’t go! Jangan pergi!
Please don’t be angry. Tolong jangan marah.
Please stand up! Silakan berdiri!

 

All the above phrases are very important in Indonesian lesson and used in many Indonesian greetings, too. For more free Indonesian lessons, please find more files on learn Indonesian language pdf where you can find more useful Indonesian phrases.