English in Indonesia

Posted: June 12, 2009 in Canda dan tawa, Hiburan

Singlish (Singaporean English) is marked by ‘lah’:
Come on, buy-lah,
quick-quick- lah,

Jakartenglish? Jakarte English is marked by the ’sih’, ‘deh’, ‘dong’, ‘nih’, etc.

That book is very good, deh.
Can you speak english? / Yeah a litle sih I can!
Use my money first nih…
Give me more dong…
[Jeje] She is overthere, no… (dia di sono,no…)

Sundanesenglish is also available such as atuh, euy, mah

Well, if that kind, it pretty so-so atuh…
It can’t be that way euy…
I am mah, not like that…

Javenesenglish… The typical Javanese language: ‘lho’, ‘lha’, ‘tho’, ‘kok’, ki, etc.

Lho, I already bought that book!
Kok, buying again?
I told you many times ‘tho’!
Lha, I did’nt know… how ki!?
Don’t be like that, no…!?

Other exclamation words of Java : wo_, wah, wé_, jian, and jé_

Wé_ lha this book is mine jé…!
Wo_, only like that tho!
Wah, expensive, tho?
Jian, Paijem is so beautiful tenan.

Anything else?

There are also abundant ’sound effect’ in Javanese language.

Suddenly, mak bedhengus den Tukiman appeared…
My head feels pain, mak cleng!
Mak tlepok, I got a mango!
My chicken is suddenly died, mak cekengkeng…
Mak gedebhug, Kampreté fell down.
Mak jegagik… Oh, trondholo…


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