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Indonesian translation: halo

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13:05 Aug 2, 2001
English to Indonesian translations [Non-PRO]
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
English term or phrase: hello
hello
Colette
Indonesian translation:halo
Explanation:
instead of 'halo', you may also use 'selamat pagi' (good morning) or 'selamat siang' (good afternoon).
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Alief Yahya
Indonesia
Local time: 10:49
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Summary of answers provided
4Mau ke manaxxxArchipelago
na +2haloAlief Yahya
na +1Halo or HaixxxIvy


  

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2 hrs peer agreement (net): +2
halo


Explanation:
instead of 'halo', you may also use 'selamat pagi' (good morning) or 'selamat siang' (good afternoon).

Alief Yahya
Indonesia
Local time: 10:49
Native speaker of: Native in IndonesianIndonesian
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agree  eldira: we also use 'hai' or time of day greeting, depending on the level of acquaintance.
124 days

agree  Erich Ekoputra
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2 days 21 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Halo or Hai


Explanation:
The word "Halo" comes from "Hello". Most people in Indonesia, especially in big cities, know the word "hello". I think it's universal. It's a common greeting when we talk on the phone.
But you can also use "hai" to greet people.

xxxIvy
Native speaker of: Native in IndonesianIndonesian

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agree  Erich Ekoputra
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97 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Mau ke mana


Explanation:
In country areas (where the majority of Indonesian people live) they would not say "hello" at all. Seeing someone by chance one says "mau ke mana" (or "pergi ke man") i.e. "where are you going to" or els "dari mana" ("where have you come from") -- or the equivalents in the local language. To greet someone whom you know and haven't seen for some time you might say "apa kabar" ("what news") or the local equivalent. However, city ways are creeping into the countryside and so you might here "hello" or "hai" especially amongst young people.

xxxArchipelago
Local time: 14:19
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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