How to Say Beautiful in Indonesian – Phrases – Meaning

Beautiful in Indonesia can used to people or scenery. And, there are a few ways on how to say beautiful in Indonesian:

Formal Language :

How to say beautiful in Indonesian in formal ways :

1. Cantik

This word can be used in everywhere because this is formal language. Contoh : Kamu cantik sekali hari ini.

(Example : You’re so beautiful today.)

2. Indah

Contoh : Pemandangannya sangat indah.

(Example : The scenery is very beautiful.)

Notes : You can use “cantik” and “indah” to anyone, younger or older than you.

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Alay language (Informal) in Indonesia :

The ‘alay’ language in Indonesia is mixed languages. This language often become a trend in Indonesia.

1. Syantik

Fyi, now who are become the trend in Indonesia is Siti Badriah with her song “Lagi Syantik”.

2. Cans

It is also an alay language, it commonly used by young people to praise her or his friend.

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Example Conversation : 

1. Formal Conversation

English :

Jimin : “Hey Din. I loved your sweater that you wear today!”

Dini : “Thank you. Why do you think so?”

Jimin : “Your sweater really matched with the color of your pants today. You’re very beautiful!”

Dini : “Thank you so much.”

Bahasa Indonesia :

Jimin : “Hai Din. Aku suka switer yang kamu pakai hari ini!”

Dini : “Terima kasih. Apa yang membuat kamu berfikir seperti itu?”

Jimin : “Switer yang kamu gunakan cocok dengan warna celana yang kamu gunakan hari ini. Kamu cantik sekali!”

Dini : “Terima kasih banyak.”

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2. Informal Conversation

Contoh ini sama seperti dialog di Formal Language, hanya ekspresi beautifulnya saja yang berbeda.

(This example same with Formal Conversation, the different is in expression “how beautiful”.) 

English :

Jimin : “Hey Din. I loved your sweater that you wear today!”

Dini : “Thank you. Why do you think so?”

Jimin : “Your sweater really matched with the color of your pants today. You’re very beautiful!”

Dini : “Thank you so much.”

Bahasa Indonesia :

Jimin : “Hai Din. Aku suka switer yang kamu pakai hari ini!”

Dini : “Makasih. Apa yang membuatmu berfikir seperti itu?”

Jimin : “Switer yang kamu gunakan cocok dengan warna celana yang kamu gunakan hari ini. Kamu syantik deh!”

Dini : “Terima kasih banyak.”