How to Say “I Like” in Indonesian – Examples and Meaning

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Today I’ll give you about “how to say ‘I like’ in Indonesian”. Do you like to read magazines and books? Or do you love to go camping? And, you want to know how to express your preferences in Indonesian in different ways? And, this is how to say “I like” in Indonesian :

  • Formal Ways :

This is how to say “I like” in Indonesian in formal ways :

1. Saya menyukai (I like)

2. Saya sangat menyukai (I love)

Word “love” can be used as both a noun and a verb. So in order to determine the meaning, it is necessary to look at the context. We can use the word “love” or to express that we really like something. Example : I love ice cream.

3. Saya menikmati (I enjoy)

After word “enjoy”, we use a verb with the –ing suffix. Example : I enjoy drawing.

4. Saya sangat menggemari (to be a fan of)

You’ve probably guessed the meaning of this expression because the word “fan” exists in other languages as well. It means “like something a lot.” For example : I am a fan of drawing.

5. Saya tertarik (to be interested in)

For example : I am interested in writing novels about love.

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  • Informal Ways :

This is how to say “I like” in Indonesian in informal ways :

1. Aku suka (I like)

For example : Aku suka menulis.  (I like writing.)

2. Aku sangat suka (I love)

For example : Aku sangat suka menggambar. (I love drawing.)

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This is an example conversation

Here are the ways on how to say “I Like” in Indonesian:

  • Formal Language

How to say “I Like” in Indonesian in formal language:

Example Conversation in English :

Nila : “Hi Lina, how are you today?”

Lina : “I am fine. How about you?”

Nila : “I am fine too. What are you doing?”

Lina : “I am drawing. I enjoy drawing.”

Nila : “Do you love drawing?”

Lina : “Yes, I love drawing.”

Example Conversation in Indonesian :

Nila : “Hi Lina, bagaimana kabarmu hari ini?”

Lina : “Saya baik. Bagaimana denganmu?”

Nila : “Saya baik juga. Apa yang sedang kamu lakukan?”

Lina : “Saya menggambar. Saya menikmati menggambar.”

Nila : “Apakah kamu sangat menyukai menggambar?”

Lina : “Yes, saya sangat menyukai menggambar.”

  • Informal Language

How to say “I Like” in Indonesian in informal ways: 

Example Conversation in English :

Nila : “Hi Lina, how are you today?”

Lina : “I am fine. How about you?”

Nila : “I am fine too. What are you doing?”

Lina : “I am reading. I love reading novels. Do you love reading?”

Nila : “No, I am dislike.”

Example Conversation in Indonesian :

Nila : “Hi Lina, gimana kabarmu?”

Lina : “Aku baik. Kamu gimana?”

Nila : “Aku baik juga. Kamu lagi ngapain?”

Lina : “Aku lagi membaca. Aku sangat suka membaca. Apa kamu suka membaca?”

Nila : “Tidak, aku tidak suka.”

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