Hello there, how are you today? May you are all in good condition. Today we will talk about something that Indonesian people always do while at the end of the year and how to say new years greeting in Indonesian.
However, first, we will previous first what we have done to learn, at last, you have already know about how to say hello in Indonesian, traditional Indonesian greeting etiquette, Indonesian birthday greetings, even you have to know about Christmas greetings in Indonesian.
Well, Christmas is always celebrated at almost of the end of the year, and it is closed with the New years. Below the following here are the lists of Indonesian people always do at the end of the year.
People in Indonesia always do this, they hunt for the great sale. All in department stores, mall, plaza, shop, even Indonesia’s market online all open the great sale. Usually, it begins from October until December. However, how to say sale in Indonesia? The sale means diskon.
While in the market and you want to say,” Is this shirt got a discount?” The Indonesians are apakah baju ini dapat diskon? or you can say berapa banyak diskon untuk ini? (How much of discount for this?). Then, the shopkeeper will answer, baju itu mendapat diskon 50 persen atau ini tidak ada diskon (that shirt gets 50 percents discount or there is no discount). Now, can you practice it while in the market or shop? Try these.
2. Make new resolution
Have you ever make a new resolution at the end of the year? Yes, in Indonesian some people make a new resolution too, this is to achieve their new life. However, some of them are always failed to make their new resolution every year, because they can’t keep it.
So, what are the new resolutions that Indonesian people always make? These are the common new resolution that always makes by Indonesian people; berhenti merokok (stop smoking), menurunkan berat badan (lost weight), mengurangi minum alkohol (stop drinking alcohol) , menabung (saving money), mendapat promosi (get promotion), menikah (get married) and many more.
3. Posted a new status in social media
All in social media, there are many posts about the Christmas greeting and New years greeting. How to say Merry Christmas and happy new year in Indonesian? You can say Selamat hari Natal dan Tahun Baru (Merry Christmas and Happy New year).
Besides, there are many posts about the Christmas and Newyears greeting some people in Indonesia feeling shocked because the time flies fast. So, some people in Indonesia do post these too; tidak terasa sudah tahun baru lagi (It doesn’t feel it is new years again) or sudah mau tahun baru tapi tetep jomblo (It almost new years but I still single.)
4. Holiday with the whole family and friends
The last that Indonesian people always do at the end of the year is do holiday. It is the greatest time to holiday with their whole family and friends. Some people invite their family and friends to their home and enjoy the Indonesian dish, there are some list of Indonesian dishes that always served while to celebrated the New Year; such as Rendang, Gulai Ikan, Nasi Uduk, Nasi Kuning, and much more.
The example New Years greeting in Indonesian
Below the following here is the example of how to say New Years greeting in Indonesian. It is not also New years greeting only, it has wishes in the New years greeting in Indonesia. Sometimes people say the new years greeting with Christmas greeting too.
- Selamat Tahun Baru, mari kita sambut Tahun Baru dengan sukacita. (Happy New Year, let’s start the New Year with joy.)
- Semoga Tahun Baru 2019 ini menjadi awal yang indah dalam hidup ini. (May this new year 2019 will be a wonderful start in life.)
- Selamat Tahun Baru 2019, semoga tahun baru ini kita diberkati. (Happy new year 2019, may we be blessed this new year.)
- Selamat Natal dan Tahun Baru, semoga kita sukses di tahun ini. (Merry Christmas and New Year, may we could succeed in this year.)
The above examples are the new years greeting in Indonesian, let see the first example; Selamat Tahun Baru, mari kita sambut Tahun Baru dengan sukacita; this sentence means that this new year we have to welcome the new year with joy and happiness. We do not have to sad to welcome the next year.
Next, Selamat Natal dan Tahun Baru, semoga kita sukses di tahun ini.; say these words to your co-worker, friends even your family in Indonesia. These words mean that may this new year we can succeed or we may succeed in this new year.
The last, Semoga Tahun Baru 2019 ini menjadi awal yang indah dalam hidup ini; post this in your status in your social media whether you in Indonesia, may this New Year 2019 will be a wonderful start in life (in our life). New years greeting in Indonesian, it is not just about greeting Selamat Tahun Baru. But it always has wishes in there. Beautiful wishes always say besides the New Years greeting. So, why you don’t try these New Year’s greeting?
Hopefully, the new years greeting in Indonesian above could make you understand and help you how to say new years greeting in Indonesian with proper ways. So, do not ever give up to practice Indonesia, keep practice it and do it.