What language is “Selamat Pagi” and What’s The Meaning?

What language is “Selamat Pagi”? You probably heard someone say it and wondering what does it mean and/or what language does it come from. Usually, if you come to Bali, you might often hear it in the morning. The locals will say, “Selamat Pagi”. Visited by a lot of tourists, you might guess that “Selamat […]

Is The Indonesian Language Really As Easy As They Say?

Born as Indonesian, of course, I thought that Bahasa Indonesia is the easiest language I ever knew since it becomes my first daily language. However, if we really want to master Bahasa Indonesia, I would say that even a true Indonesian must find it challenging to use Bahasa Indonesia “yang baik dan benar” (good and […]

Can I Marry with Indonesian Girl without Having Indonesian Citizenship?

You love your girlfriend and her country, Indonesia. Should you be an Indonesian? Seriously want to take her down the aisle, you must be thinking about this. Based on your condition, maybe now is not the right time for you to have Indonesian citizenship. So, can you marry without having Indonesian citizenship? Sure! Why not? […]

Is The Indonesian Word “Bahasa” Derived from Sanskrit “Bhasha?”

As you might know, language is translated as “Bahasa” in Indonesian. You might wonder… Where does this word come from? Is it derived from Sanskrit “Bhasha”? What was the connection between the Indonesian language and Sanskrit? If you look at Indonesian’ prehistory, you will find that Indonesia has a long story with Hinduism, which used […]

Is The Indonesian “alay” Slang Word of “lebay” Becoming A Word in Bahasa Malaysia?

Make friends with Indonesian, you might hear “alay” spoken in a conversation. For example, “Jangan jadi alay deg!”. Have you ever hear people mention that? What’s is Alay in Bahasa Indonesia and Malaysia? In Malaysia, some Indonesian slang words are being used too. When browsing on the internet. I found that some Malaysia knows the […]