"Dia minta sambal dan kecap."

Translation:She asks for sambal and soy sauce.

August 17, 2018



I thought ketchup, what is the word for ketchup?

August 17, 2018


Ketchup is saus tomat. Saus is sauce and tomat is tomato.

August 17, 2018


The Indonesian word "kecap" and the English "ketchup" come from the same source (most likely from the Min Nan Chinese 鮭汁, meaning something like "fish sauce"), but they mean different things now.

On another note, is both "ketchup" and "tomato sauce" referred to as "saus tomat" in Indonesian?

September 12, 2018


Yes, my wife has had unfortunate experiences caused by this :)

October 19, 2018


Underrated comment. All you English speakers wondering where the word "ketchup" came from, this Indonesian word is connected to it.

March 28, 2019


"Minta" has been translated three different ways in these tests: order, request and ask. How do I know which is the right one to use in which context?

August 30, 2018


Shouldn't it be sweet soy sauce for kecap? ...or kecap asin of just soy sauce?

August 19, 2018


Sweet soy sauce is "Kecap manis" and salty soy sauce is "Kecap asin". Kecap just means soy sauce, but since in Indonesia they mostly use sweet soy sauce people just call it Kecap.

September 5, 2018


I think kecap asin would make the most sense.

August 20, 2018


This may just be because I grew up with mum always ordering it, but I thought sambal was like 'chilli'/'chilli sauce'?

August 31, 2018


Sambal is a sort of chili sauce, but originates from Indonesia / Malaysia. It's usually a bit "chunkier" so to say and often still contains the seeds and bits of the chili.

September 5, 2018


There are hundreds of varieties of sambal, and it need not contain the seeds. It can be chunky but doesn't have to be. I would call it a spicy condiment.

February 6, 2019


Sambal is a indonesion word for chili and plus what does sambal mean.

October 6, 2018


Sambal is a spicy sauce/paste


October 21, 2018


I think of sambal like Indonesian salsa

November 17, 2018


Kecap mean sou sauce ??? What the hell is this ???

November 7, 2018


It is soy sauce, not sou sauce. In most places it is a salty sauce made from soy beans, but there is also a sweet version called kecap manis which is used more in Indonesia.

November 13, 2018


When I lived in Indonesia my students referred to soy sauce as kecap asin and their sweet soy sauce as kecap manis. Never heard kecap used alone.

November 14, 2018


kecap is kecap manis because common use

February 2, 2019


Sometimes kecap is soy sauce and sometimes sweet soy sauce.. why? So confused..

April 14, 2019
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