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Bahasa Indonesia pemendekan kata2

Saya tak tahu di mana saya bisa belajar beberapa Bahasa Indonesia pemendekan kata2. Ada yg bisa bantu saya!? Terima kasih banyak!!

August 8, 2019



Apa pemendekan kata yang kamu maksud seperti "I am= I'm, you are=you're, " dalam bahasa Inggris?


I mean word shortenings in Indonesian, like yang to yg, juga to jg, berkali to kali, sangat to sngt, bagus to bgus, etc etc.


That's considered slang and only used informally. In circumstances when Indonesians feel comfortable enough to use slag, they are also most likely using their local language (i.e. Javanese, Sundanese, Minangkabau, etc.), and the slang will be wildly different depending on which local language they are using. It's best to learn this directly from a native speaker of the local vernacular you want to become proficient at, otherwise just learning them from a list somewhere and trying to use them as is will come across as too "raw" to many Indonesians and they either won't understand what you are trying to say or your wording will seem like that of a child's.


I know a native speaker but... I don't want to talk to him right now.


Word shortening is mostly used as a way to use fewer​ characters when texting


And usually, in Indonesia, we don't use the formal type of Bahasa, we mix local languages and in South Jakarta, we mix it with English and use it as a lingua franca


You need to be actively texting indonesians to know/get used to these.

Also keep in mind that we're doing this because we're reaaaaally lazy, so, protip: the shorter the better. Bgus is better than bagus, but bgs is even better (and thus is used more) Sangat would be sgt (lol I know, when does it stop)

I say this because that's how I came to learn all these abbreviations; from texting my friends as we were growing up.

If you're having trouble looking for native speakers to chat with, there's a facebook group called "subtle indonesian traits" (it's filled with indonesians who are all over the world, basically a subgroup of subtle asian traits), either stick around to watch how people type, or introduce yourself and talk about how you want to learn abbreviations. Many would be willing to help.

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