Indonesia is an archipelago country and Indonesia also become the biggest Muslim country in the world. As the biggest Muslim country, Indonesia must commit one of the famous and important month in Islam named Ramadan Month.
There are some important and obligate activities during Ramadan Month. One of the important and obligate activities is fast breaking.
Fast breaking is the activity in sunset prayer or Maghrib to eat after for a day undergoing the Ramadan day. During the day for Ramadan Month, Muslim are not allowed to eat until the azan at Maghrib time heard.
In Indonesia, fast breaking or in Arabic words people called it as Iftar, is one of the famous and tradition activity to do. All people and lot of foods are gathered and it is a well-spent time with family. People often say fast-breaking as greeting.
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What does the fast breaking in Indonesia Language mean?
The meaning of fast breaking in Indonesian Language
Selamat berbuka puasa!: Happy fast-breaking! / Happy open fasting!
Bukber (Buka Bersama): fast-breaking together
Puasa Beduk: Children who fast-breaking at Noon
- Other terms of fast breaking
Ngabuburit: Some enjoyed/useful activities before Iftar/fast-breaking
Ta’jil: The time to immediately fast-breaking
How and When to use fast-breaking word in Indonesian language
Some of the fast-breaking word in Indonesia are spoken in formal way. The words which are spoken in formal way are selamat berbuka puasa for greeting, iftar and buka bersama. The words bukber and puasa beduk are often spoken in daily conversation.
The other terms of fast-breaking, the word ngabuburit and ta’jil are usually spoken in daily activities when people want to buy some food for iftar. The words bukber and ngabuburit are usually combined to speak in a conversation.
Ta’jil is often used in Indonesia, in fact the word ta’jil has the meaning of a time not the food for iftar or fast-breaking as Indonesian people are known and spoken.
Read more about:
- How to Say Happy Fasting in Indonesian
- What Do You Say When Someone Says Ramadan Mubarak in Indonesia?
- How Do You Say Happy End of Ramadan in Indonesia?
Example of usages
|Selamat berbuka puasa!||Happy fast-breaking, happy open fasting!|
|Selamat iftar!||Happy iftar!|
|Ayo kita bukber!||Let’s do fast-breaking together|
|Makanan apa untuk buka puasa nanti?||What ta’jil food for fast-breaking?|
|Kita ngabuburit yuk! (daily conversation/slang word)||Let’s go hanging out before iftar!|
|Menghabiskan ngabuburit dengan mengaji yuk! (daily conversation/ slang word)||Let’s do useful activity before iftar for praying and reading Quran!|
|Ibu sedang memandu adik yang puasa beduk||My mother educates my brother who does fast-breaking until noon|
|Ngabuburit kemana lo? (slang word, informal)||Where are you going before fast-breaking? / What are you doing in activity before fast-breaking?|
|Ada buka bersama di Masjid dekat rumah kita hari ini||There will be a fast-breaking activity at the Mosque near our house today|
|Satu kegiatan wajib dan penting di bulan Ramadan adalah berbuka puasa||One of important and obligate activities during Ramadan is when fast-breaking time|
|Berbukalah dengan yang manis||Please do the fast-breaking with the sweetness|
Those are the meanings and explanation about fast-breaking in Indonesian language. Fast-breaking is one of the good activities during Ramadan to gather with the love ones.
The word fast-breaking above can be used for greeting to all Indonesian Muslim, and Iftar word can be used all around the world.