Indonesian Phrases

The Indonesian phrases are helpful because they are used daily. Below we picked expressions that a new learner will find useful. We included the audio as well. This is a better way to learning. Learn only what you need. We start with greetings and introduction.

Hi: halo!  Audio
What is your name?: siapa nama anda?  Audio
Nice to meet you: senang bertemu dengan anda!  Audio
How are you?: apa kabar?  Audio
I'm good, thanks: baik-baik saja, terima kasih!  Audio
And you?: bagaimana dengan anda?  Audio


Language and Age Phrases

More questions about language and age:

Do you speak (English/Indonesian)?: apakah anda bisa berbahasa (inggris/indonesia)?  Audio
Does she speak Chinese?: apakah dia berbicara bahasa cina?  Audio
A little bit: sedikit saja  Audio
How old are you?: umur berapakah anda?  Audio
I'm 33 years old: aku tiga puluh tiga tahun  Audio
It was nice talking to you: senang berbicara dengan anda!  Audio

If you don't understand something, this will be your secret weapon:

What do you mean?: apa maksudmu?  Audio
I don't understand: saya tidak mengerti!  Audio
I don't know: saya tidak tahu!  Audio
Sorry: maaf  Audio
What is that called in Indonesian?: apakah itu dalam bahasa indonesia?  Audio
What does that word mean in English?: apakah arti kata itu dalam bahasa inggris?  Audio


More personal information about origins and profession:

Where are you from?: dari mana asal anda?  Audio
I'm from the U.S: saya dari u.s  Audio
I'm American: aku orang amerika  Audio
Where do you live?: anda tinggal di mana?  Audio
I live in the U.S: saya tinggal di u.s  Audio
What do you do for a living?: apakah pekerjaan anda?  Audio
I'm a student: saya seorang mahasiswa  Audio

Offering or asking for help and giving directions:

Can I help you?: bisa saya bantu?  Audio
Can you help me?: bisakah anda tolong saya?  Audio
Where is the airport?: dimana bandara udara?  Audio
Go straight: lurus  Audio
Then: lalu  Audio
Turn left: belok kiri  Audio
Turn right: belok kanan  Audio


Holiday Wishes Phrases

Good wishes in Indonesian in holidays and occasions:

Happy birthday: selamat ulang tahun!  Audio
Happy new year: selamat tahun baru!  Audio
Merry Christmas: selamat natal!  Audio
Good luck: semoga beruntung!  Audio
Congratulations: selamat!  Audio

Indonesian expressions commonly used when traveling or buying:

I have a reservation: saya punya reservasi  Audio
Do you have rooms available?: apakah ada kamar kosong?  Audio
I would like a non-smoking room: saya ingin kamar bebas rokok  Audio
How much it costs per night?: berapakah harga per malamnya?  Audio
Waiter: pelayan!  Audio
How much is this?: berapa ini harganya?  Audio
What is this?: apa ini?  Audio

Survival phrases considered to be important in emergencies:

Are you okay?: anda tidak apa-apa?  Audio
I need a doctor: saya perlu dokter  Audio
Help: tolong!  Audio
Call the ambulance: panggil ambulans!  Audio
Call the police: panggil polisi!  Audio
I am sick: saya sakit  Audio

These Indonesian phrases can be used in a variety of conversations. If you have already visited our Indonesian Vocabulary and Indonesian Grammar, you might want to visit our Indonesian Flashcards to practice what you learned.

Indonesian Vocabulary

Indonesian Grammar


Did you know? Phrases are the combination of the use of vocabulary and grammar. Mastering the vocabulary and grammar can result in the ability to make useful Indonesian phrases.