LEARN INDONESIAN AROUND TOWN

Learn Indonesian around town is useful when dealing with government departments, or banks, etc.

At the Post Office

I want to buy….
saya mau beli….
postcards
kartu pos
stamps
perangko
I want to send a….
saya mau kirim….
letter
surat
parcel
paket
telegram
kawat
please send it (by)….
tolong kirim dengan….
airmail
pos udara
surface mail
pos biasa
express (overseas)
ekspres (luar negeri)
express (domestic)
kilat (dalam negeri)
how much does it cost to send this to….?
berapa onkos kirim ini ke….?
please weigh this letter / parcel
tolong timbang surat / paket ini
envelope
amplop
mailbox
kotak pos
postage
perangko
sender (letter)
pengirim
receiver (letter)
penerima

Telephone

Here's where learn Indonesian around town can be helpful....

I want to call….
saya mau menelpon….
the number is….
nomornya….
I want to speak for three minutes
saya mau bicara untuk tiga menit
how much does a three minute call cost?
berapa onkos bicara untuk tiga menit?
I want to make a reverse charges call
saya mau menelpon yang dibayar oleh penerima
operator, I’ve been cut off
operator, sambung telponnya terputus
the line is busy
telponnya sedang sibuk
may I speak to….
boleh bicara dengan….
sorry, you have the wrong number
maaf, salah sambung
hello, do you speak English?
halo, kamu bisa bahasa Inggris?
hello, is….there?
halo, ada….
yes, he / she is here
ya, dia ada
one moment please
silakan tunggu sebentar

At The Bank

I want to change….
saya mau menukar….
US dollars
dolar Amerika
Australian dollars
dolar Australi
bank draft
surat wesel
money
uang
cheque
cek
travelers cheque
cek turis

Sightseeing

where is the tourist office?
dimana ada kantor wisata
what is that building?
itu gedang apa?
what is this monument?
ini monument apa?
who lived there?
dulu siapa yang tinggal disana?
do you have a local map?
kamu punya peta lokal?
may I take photographs?
boleh saya ambil foto?
may I take your photograph?
boleh saya foto kamu?
at what theatre can I see a play?
di teater mana saya bisa menonton sandiwara?
I like music
saya suka musik

Bureaucracy

If you need to meet with any government officials for any reason, it pays to take note of a couple of things. Always dress decently and try to speak to the person in charge, as you will get more information and they may be able to speak good English. If their English is not so good then learn Indonesian around town can be helpful. In descending order of importance the official titles are:

head of province
Gubernur
head of a district
Bupati
head of an area
Camat
village chief
Kepala Desa

Forms

The following is a list of some of the common details you may need to fill in when completing forms:

name
nama
address
alamat
date of birth
tanggal lahir
place of birth
tempat lahir
age
umur
sex
jenis kelamin
nationality
kebangsaan
religion
agama
profession
pekerjaan
martial status
status perkawinan
single
belum kawin
married
kawin
divorced
cerai
widow
janda
widower
duda
identification
surat keterangan
passport number
nomor paspor
visa
visa
birth certificate
akte lahir
driver’s license
S.I.M. (Surat Ijin Mengemudi)
customs
bea cukai
immigration
imigrasi
purpose of visit
maksud kunjungan
holiday
liburan
business
pekerjaan
visiting relatives
kunjungan keluarga

Some Useful Phrases

Learn Indonesian around town will help you to get what you are after...

what time does the….open?
jam berapa….buka?
what time does the….close?
jam berapa….tutup?
is it still open?
masih buka?
where can I cash a travelers cheque?
dimana saya bisa menguangkan cek turis?
what is the exchange rate?
berapa kursnya?
can I transfer money here from my bank?
bisakah mentransfer uang dari bank saya ke sini?
how long will it take to arrive?
berapa lama untuk sampai kesini?
how far to….?
berapa jauh ke….?
I am going to the….
saya pergi ke….
I want to see the….
saya mau lihat….
what….is this?
ini….apa?
street
jalan
village
desa
city
kota

Some Useful Words

bank
bank
bank clerk
pegawai bank
barber
tukang cukur
barong dance
tari barong
bookshop
toko buku
branch (of company)
cabang
castle
benteng
church
gereja
cinema
bioskop
concert
konser
consulate
konsulat
crossroad
perempatan
crowded
ramai
embassy
kedutaan besar
empty
kosong
garden
kebun
hairdresser
tukang pangkas
hospital
rumah sakit
hotel
hotel
house
rumah
ID card
K.T.P.
interesting
menarik hati
market
pasar
mosque
mesjid
museum
musium
nice
bagus
park
taman
police station
kantor polisi
post office
kantor pos
public toilet
WC umum
puppet theatre
tempat wayang kulit
quiet
sepi
school
sekolah
statue
patung
temple
candi
theatre
gedung sandiwara
ticket
karcis
university
universitas
village
desa
zoo
kebun binatang


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