Now... Actually the Translation is Very weird for me. I Extremelly Rarely say that word. I Often Say Selama beberapa dekade.
Actually Prefix BER has many meanings.
The first is "to have something with the someone"
Eng: She has long hair.
Ind: Dia BE(R)rambut panjang.
Eng: He has a blue hat.
Ind: Dia BERtopi biru
Eng: They have a black Mustache.
Ind: Mereka BERkumis hitam.