I said this to my Indonesian friend and I didn't understand her reply. I hope to learn the response soon in case someone says 'apa kabar' to me before I can say it to them!
You can reply: Kabar baik (I'm good).
can anyone break this one down for me? what does 'apa' mean alone? and what does 'kabar' mean on its own?
Apa = what
Kabar = news or report
Apa kabar? = how are you?
Kabar apa? or kabar apa itu? = what's the news?
Apa itu kabar? = what news is?
'Apa' alone means 'what' in general .
As for 'kabar' alone, in English will be something like 'news' . Example: 'tidak ada kabar' means no news.
Hope it helps.
'Apa' literally translates to 'What'. 'Kabar' translates to 'news'
Therefore, 'apa kabar?' is more or less 'what's new?'
apa means what and kabar means news
"Type what you hear".
Okay, I heard "Halo, apa kabar".
I typed "Hello, how are you".
But apparently I was wrong!
Why? ... I didn't "hear" the question mark "?"
Saya akan membantu anda, karena saya Indonesia.
What's the difference between"kamu" and "apa". They both translate to "you"