How to Say Night in Indonesian – Phrase – Definition – Examples

Language is the key of communication. Language is important, because it is needed for the interaction between one to another person. Without language, people won’t understand each other. There are many languages in this world. Many people from all around the world have the interest in learning the other countries’ language.

Learn the other languages beside our mother language is actually beneficial, because it can make us easier to communicate with the foreigners. After we learn it, we also can understand the usage of any conversation in daily life. One of the language to learn is Indonesian language. We certainly need to know about the common greeting, in order to have a better communication in daily life. The common conversation in Indonesian is how to say night in Indonesian.

Indonesia is one of the tourism country. It is important to learn Indonesian language. Once you have learned the language, you can have a better communication with the native Indonesian. The fact is there are many words and sentences that have a different usage in the daily conversation. One of the conversation in daily life is the “good night/night” sentence This article will help you to know how to say night in Indonesian.

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Good night can be used in formal and informal situation, and it is commonly sound the same in any situation. Good night in Indonesian is ‘Selamat malam’, and it is the same translation of ‘good evening’ too. Here are the common ‘selamat malam’ use in Indonesia.

  • Selamat sore – good afternoon (from 3 pm to 7 pm)
  • Selamat petang – good evening (from 7 pm to 9 pm)
  • Selamat malam – good evening ( from 7 pm to 9 pm)
  • Selamat malam- good night (from 7pm to 9 pm)

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The usage of ‘selamat malam’ has the same meaning with ‘good night’ and ‘good evening’. It is the same, because you can use ‘selamat malam’ in both farewell and greeting. Here are the examples of sentences of ‘selamat malam’

  • Selamat malam, bapak ( good evening, sir)
  • Selamat malam, ibu (good evening, madam)
  • Selamat malam, kakak (good night, sister)
  • Terimakasih atas partisipasinya, selamat malam ( thanks for the participation, good night)

From the sentences above, it shows the usage of ‘selamat malam’. From the top 2 sentences, it is use to greet somebody. While for the last two sentences , ‘selamat malam’ is used for the farewell.
We can use ‘selamat malam’ to send someone to bed. But, Indonesian often say ‘selamat tidur’ instead of ‘selamat malam’. This is because ‘selamat tidur’ has its own meaning, and directly saying ‘have a nice sleep’ to someone. 

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Here are the examples of the use of ‘selamat malam’ and ‘selamat tidur’

  • Selamat malam, semoga mimpi indah ( good night, have a nice dream)
  • Selamat tidur, semoga tidur dengan nyenyak ( good night, have a nice sleep)

Here are the other greeting related to good night, and commonly use in daily conversation. The difference only about the time of the usage.

  • How are you? (Apa kabar?)
  • Selamat pagi – good morning ( from 12 am to 11 am)
  • Selamat siang – good afternoon (from 11 am to 2 pm)
  • Sampai jumpa lagi – see you later

That is all for the ‘how to say night in Indonesian’ article. Remember, if you want to be fluent in Indonesian, you should practice it every time. Because you can achieve the fluent in Indonesia if you keep practicing, and if you learn from your mistakes. Hope this article will help you to improve your language skill.