LEARN INDONESIAN TIME AND DATES

Learn Indonesian time and dates will help you to tell the time in Indonesia, as it is fairly simple.

Telling the Time

The English ‘am’ and ‘pm’ are replaced by whole words rather than abbreviations. For example ‘9 am’ is literally jam sembilan pagi, ‘9 in the morning’ and ‘9 pm’ is jam sembilan malam, ‘9 at night’.

hour
jam
minute
menit
second
detik
plus (past the hour)
lewat
minus (to the hour)
kurang
half (past to the hour)
setengah

What time is it?
jam berapa?
it is 3 o’clock
jam tiga
it is quarter to three
jam tiga kurang seperempat
it is quarter past three
jam tiga lewat seperempat
it is ten past three
jam tiga lewat sepuluh
it is ten to three
jam tiga kurang sepuluh


Unlike English, three thirty is not given in Indonesian as half past three, but as half to four.

it is three thirty
jam setengah empat

one hour
satu jam
two hours
dua jam
three hours
tiga jam
o’clock (or hour)
jam
in the morning (1 – 11 am)
pagi
in the afternoon (11 am – 3 pm)
siang
in the evening (3 – 6 pm)
sore
at night (6 – 12 pm)
malam

Days of the Week

Learn Indonesian time and dates can help you know the correct date...

day
hari
Monday
hari Senin
Tuesday
hari Selasa
Wednesday
hari Rabu
Thursday
hari Kamis
Friday
hari Jum’at
Saturday
hari Sabtu
Sunday
hari Minggu
on Monday
pada hari Senin

Months

month
bulan
January
Januari
February
Februari
March
Maret
April
April
May
Mei
June
Juni
July
Juli
August
Agustus
September
September
October
Oktober
November
Nopember
December
Desember
during March
selama bulan Maret

Dates

The number of the day precedes the name of the month in Indonesian dates.

17 August 1945
tujuhbelas Augustus sembilanbelas empatpuluh lima
(Independence Day
Hari Kemerdekaan

Some Useful Phrases

what date is it today?
tanggal berapa hari ini?
it’s 3rd June
tanggal tiga Juni
it’s 14 May
tanggal empatbelas Mei
when did you arrive in Indonesia?
kapan tiba di Indonesia?
two weeks ago
dua minggu yang lalu
how long will you stay?
berapa lama anda akan tinggal?
I’ll be staying another two weeks
saya akan tinggal dua minggu lagi


Present
today
hari ini
this morning
pagi ini
this afternoon
siang ini
tonight
malam ini
this week
minggu ini
this month
bulan ini
this year
tahun ini
now
sekarang
immediately
sekarang juga
just now
baru saja


Past
yesterday
kemarin
day before yesterday
kemarin dulu
yesterday morning
kemarin pagi
yesterday afternoon
kemarin siang
last night
tadi malam / kemarin malam
last week
minggu lalu
last
bulan lalu
last year
tahun lalu
ago
yang lalu
already
sudah


Future
tomorrow
besok
tomorrow morning
besok pagi
tomorrow afternoon
besok siang
tomorrow night
besok malam
next week
minggu depan
next month
bulan depan
next year
tahun depan
later
nanti
after
sesudah
not yet
belum


During the Day
sunrise
matahari terbit
dawn
pagi buta
noon
tengah hari
sunset
matahari terbenam
midnight
tengah malam

Some Useful Words

Learn Indonesian time and dates will help you to get what you want...

as soon as possible
secepatnya
a while ago
beberapa wakyu yang lalu
a moment
sebentar
after
sesudah
always
selalu
before
sebelum
day
hari
week
minggu
month
bulan
year
tahun
century
abad
early
awal
everyday
setiap hari
forever
selamanya
fortnight
dua minggu
long ago
dulu
never
tidak pernah
not any more
tidak lagi
not yet
belum
recently
baru baru ini
sometimes
kadang kadang
soon
segera


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