https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TeoBagiono

What's the difference between 'Diam' and 'Sepi'?!

As indonesian, i'm confused how to explain these words to Y'all, cause i don't know how to explain in English..

But yeah, i'm trying..

So let's start it..

Diam, this word used when someone not talking, animal won't make any sound or a thing did'nt make any sound. We can use this word when we want to order someone to be quiet. Also wee can use this word to tell someone that a thing did'nt make any sound.

Ex: 'Radio itu diam'

Translation: 'The radio is silent'

Diam, also means : he did'nt fight back, stay still, remain still, etc.

Ex: 'Dia diam ketika dipukul'

Translation: "He was silent when being hit'

Sepi, it means there's no crowd or sound in a place, for eaxample, when we came into a house but there is no one lives there, Or there not lot of guests in your house.

Ex: 1. 'Oh rumah ini sepi sekali!'

Translation: 'Oh, This house really silent!'

  1. 'Selama seminggu mal ini sudah sepi'

Translation: 'For a week this mall has been deserted'

i'm confused how to explained it, hahaha, i hope those help you to learn bahasa indonesia. I'm sorry for my bad english..

see ya..

July 10, 2019

20 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cartergraysons

Terima kasih banyak!! Kamu dari Indonesia?

July 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TeoBagiono

yass, i'm indonesian! hehehe..

July 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cartergraysons

Baik!! Jadi beruntung!!

July 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Restu749360

wow

July 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/11ZackAlopE11

Bahasa Indonesia anda baik sekali. Lebih baik dari pada Bahasa Indonesia saya. Juga, penjelasan anda sangat membantu. 'makasih

July 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cartergraysons

Hey, Bahasa Indonesia anda baik sekali jg!! Terus bekerja dengan baik!! Berapa lama apakah anda sudah belajar Bahasa Indonesia??

July 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jake929031

Kamu berdua terdengar kayah orang asing.

July 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cartergraysons

Oh benarkah?

July 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TeoBagiono

thank you..

July 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Restu749360

Bahasa indonesia anda sangat bagus!

July 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jake929031

Quite is a good translation for both sepi and diam.

July 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cartergraysons

Diam means stfu though.

July 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jake929031

And so can quite when you are stern or shout.

July 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Restu749360

it's really help, thanks

July 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joeldipops

What word would you use to describe the voice of someone who is talking quietly so as not to wake someone who's asleep?

July 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TeoBagiono

"Suara kamu pelan sekali"= "Your voice really quiete", is that what you mean?

July 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/S.hartanto

I always felt that "pelan" just means slow? Would "suara kamu kecil" be a better option? My mom/family used to always say "suara besar"/"suara kecil" for "loud noise"/"soft noise". I'm a native English speaker but I grew up speaking Indo at home (sebetul saya membicara Indo sebelum bisa membicara Inggris). My Indonesian isn't very good tho bc I never speak it outside the house.

July 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jake929031

suara diam

July 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cartergraysons

Uh oke. Tp "Suara kamu pelan sekali" adalah lebih baik.

July 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lockers001

Very clear explanation.

August 17, 2019
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