The word “daddy” is a friendly nickname that we use to call our male parent. There are many variations of the word “daddy” in English, for example Father, Dad, Daddy, Papa, Pops, etc. Different child using different word to call their daddy or father.
This thing is also happened in Indonesia. The most common translation in dictionary for word daddy or father is “ayah”. However, Indonesian kids using several different words to call their father. This is usually influenced by their homeland, environment, parent’s culture, etc.
Indonesian language is different with English in several ways. You have to understand the communication system in Indonesia first.
If you are curious about how to call other family members in Indonesian, you can check about how to say mom in Indonesian, how to say sister in Indonesian, and how to say brother in Indonesian here. More complete vocabulary about Indonesian sayings for family you can also try to read and memorize the important words.
Below are the explanation about how to say daddy in Indonesian.
How to Say Daddy in Indonesian (commonly)
Daddy if translated will become “ayah” in Indonesian. “Ayah” is a nickname to call our male parent. To call daddy, people usually use “ayah”. Other words that often be used to call daddy in Indonesia is “papa” or “papah”.
Pronouncing “ayah” and “papa” is not difficult. Pronouncing “papa” is similar with papa pronunciation is English. To pronounce “ayah”, the “a” in “ayah” is pronounced clearly as written, similar with “a” in “last”. “Yah” in “ayah” in pronounced as written, with the “h” is pronounced clearly.
Several Word of “Daddy” Means in Indonesian
Besides “Ayah” and “Papa”, there are many more Indonesian traditional word to say Daddy. Below are several examples of Daddy translation in Indonesian traditional languages:
- “Babe” is a nickname for Daddy in Betawi language. This word mostly used in Jakarta area.
- “Abah” is a nickname for Daddy in Sunda and Banjar. This word mostly used in West Java and Kalimantan.
- “Bape” is a nickname for Daddy in Balinese language. This word mostly used in Bali island area.
- “Amaq” is a nickname for Daddy in Lombok.
- “Amang” is a nickname for Daddy in Bataknese language. This word mostly used in northern part of Sumatera island.
- “Apak” is a nickname for Daddy in Minangnese language. This word mostly used in West Sumatera and Riau.
- “Aba” is a nickname for Daddy for Dayak Ngaju people in Central Kalimantan.
- “Bapak” is an Indonesian translation word for father.
- “Pae” is a nickname for Daddy in informal Javanese (Jawa ngoko).
- “Romo” is a nickname for Daddy in formal Javanese (Jawa kromo)
- “Tata” is a nickname for Daddy in Makassar.
- “Papi” is a popular nickname for Daddy in Indonesia, adapted from colonial children calling their father “pappie”. This word is still popular in Indonesia’s big cities, often associated with children that very close and very dependent to their parent.
Several Examples of Using “Daddy” in Indonesian Conversation
Below are several examples of using “daddy” in Indonesian daily conversation.
- My daddy is a doctor.
Ayahku adalah seorang dokter.
Papaku adalah seorang dokter.
- I went to the park with my daddy yesterday.
Aku pergi ke taman dengan ayahku kemarin.
Aku pergi ke taman dengan papaku kemarin.
- Daddy, can you buy me a candy?
Ayah, tolong belikan aku permen.
Papa, tolong belikan aku permen.
That’s all about how to say Daddy in Indonesian language. Thank you for reading. Hope the information will be helpful for all of the readers.