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Let’s Learn Bahasa Indonesia


Just today, we received a letter directed to my maid from the Embassy of Indonesia.

I thought there’s been some kind of trouble back home perhaps? or deportation? Yeah my mind love wondering to the extreme.

Anyway I found out later that it was a polling form. They have like 44 parties total. Wow oh wow very interesting. This is truly something I did not expect. Can’t believe my maid is a registered voter. Unfortunately it was the day after the Indonesia general election when we got it. Too late.

Other than this polling form, there are a couple of notes attached. Bahasa Indonesia is quite different from our Bahasa Malaysia you know? I didn’t know about it until I read those notes. I had fun tackling some of the Bahasa Indonesia words.

So now I’m testing you.

Guess what these words mean…
(Some of the words are really easy. Just read out loud and maybe you will know what it means)



1. Amplop (← cute one)

2. Kamis

3. Partai

4. Perangko (← difficult one hehe)

5. Karena

6. Caleg (← another difficult one)

7. Nomor




Answer will be revealed in the next post.

Have fun!

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11 Comments

  • Reply annant April 11, 2009 at 9:43 am

    1. Amplop (arm lock?)
    2. Kamis (kami?)
    3. Partai (pantai?)
    4. Perangko (no idea)
    5. Karena (a name?)
    6. Caleg (cannot?)
    7. Nomor (no more?) :laughing:

  • Reply Che-Cheh April 12, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Annant, hehehe all incorrect. :tongue: okay maybe this is too hard.

  • Reply Dawn April 12, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    1. Amplop – Envelope; 2. Kamis – Khamis; 3. Partai – Parti
    4. Perangko – (no idea); 5. Karena – Kerana; 6. Caleg (no idea);
    7. Nomor – nombor

    Any prize for getting the answers partially correct? 😀

  • Reply jam April 13, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    1. envelope; 2. khamis; 3. parti; 4. blanko (no need to fill up); 5. kerana; 6. NO IDEA; 7. normal.

  • Reply xin April 13, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    1. Amplop – ambil maner?
    2. Kamis – kami?
    3. Partai – party?
    4. Perangko – HMMMMM
    5. Karena – mmmmmmmmmpp
    6. Caleg – catalog?
    7. Nomor – nombor?

    lol. so tough

  • Reply Che-Cheh April 13, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Dawn, :applause: you get 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 correct. All except the no idea ones. Very good. I thought of giving something away. See how first.

    Jam, yours is 1, 2, 3, 5 correct. 😀

    Xin, you get one correct that is question no. 7. :tongue: Yeah tough. Btw which party do you mean?

  • Reply keeyit April 13, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Oohh.. che-cheh becomes teacher liao..
    I cannot learn.. I feel sleepy.. :sleepy:

  • Reply Neo April 13, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Wah… so difficult I dunno lo…. wahaha but let me guess, just wild guess only… 4. Stamp; 6. Candidate

  • Reply Che-Cheh April 14, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Keeyit, haha go to sleep la.

    Neo, wah wah you so pandai le. :applause: Sure that’s a wild guess?

  • Reply Neo April 15, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Wild guess only. Where are my prizessss?

  • Reply Che-Cheh April 15, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Neo, bravo! Did I say prizes? No ar…hehehe Next time I will give la.

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