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Misunderstanding Between Indonesian and Filipino

Misunderstanding Between Indonesian and Filipino

An Indonesian girl has been in love with a Filipino guy. Both of them are having a date in a park. While sitting on a bench, the guy is trying to seduce the girl for a romance in his own language : Tagalog. While the girl tries to capture the meaning what he said to her in her own language too (Indonesian).

Guy : " Mahal kita honey!"

(I love you, honey)

The girl thinks, 'mahal' means expansive, while 'kita' means ours.

Girl : "Oh, sorry darling, our love is not for sale!"

Guy : "Yes, of course! I will never sell our love to anyone! 'Kailan kaya' we will get married?"

(Tagalog 'kailan kaya' means 'So, when will it be?')

The girl thinks again, 'kaya' means rich.

Girl : "I don't care even if you are not rich! I still love you darling, however you are!"

Guy : " Salamat, baby. I promise I will not cheat!"

(Tagalog 'salamat' means thank you)

Girl's quiet for a moment she thinks that 'salamat' is save.

Girl : "Oh, so you became not rich because of disaster? All your wealth are lost, and now you are SAVE?"

"Thanks God, You have saved my boyfriend!" The girl prays.

Guy : ??? (confused)

" Sandali lang! " Asks the guy while standing and will deflower not far from the bench.

(Sandali lang means 'just a little')

The girl looks confused, she looks at her feet and the guy's feet, but nothing wrong with those feet.

Girl shouts : "Hey, you said you'll not cheat!"

The guy nods his head. But the girl speaks angrily.

Girl : "You said that our sandals are lost! But both of us still put on them! Now, you stand up and will leave me alone here? Grrr, you're a liar!"

Guy talks to himself : Do I say something wrong???

But the girl walks away leave him in confusing.

(Indonesian sandal ilang = the sandals are lost)

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92 responses to “Misunderstanding Between Indonesian and Filipino

  1. HidingPrinceOfBorneo ⋅

    May nice to know that your father has long life and I wish my age can be like him.

  2. maytaguibetabalina ⋅

    hehehe :idea:Your wishes will come true Sugih :whistle: :drunk: :up: Hmmm i may say heS a great father to meNo one gives/create sickness/illness to human but only human itselfJust i think if im not mistaken

  3. HidingPrinceOfBorneo ⋅

    That's true May 🙂

  4. maytaguibetabalina ⋅

    yes Sugih after a long yearsHe had overcome those illness With Gods help through faith.He's now at late 80'SYou too must and need to be carefull Goodluck and keep a smile n your face:) 🙂 🙂

  5. HidingPrinceOfBorneo ⋅

    In my perception is same with you that who makes our body keep healthy is ourself. And who makes the illness is ourself too. So we must balance our health with nutritious food to keep it healthy. Just like your father, I believe he has long life because he always keeps it, right?

  6. maytaguibetabalina ⋅

    :up: 💡 :whistle: Love that possitive attitude :happy:

  7. scyther09 ⋅

    @may & sugihyou guys can be a nutritionisthaha.then all of us will be healthy 😀

  8. maytaguibetabalina ⋅

    hahahah thanks Sylvia :)And glad to meet you here Hi Sugih—yes you are wrightBalance nutrition is a mustAnd one thing is being a vegetarian Just like my fatherAnd you too is a vegetarian ,Am i wright? Sugih..

  9. scyther09 ⋅

    you too may same here 🙂

  10. scyther09 ⋅

    haha.lol 😀

  11. HidingPrinceOfBorneo ⋅

    May, I'm not vegetarian totally I'm still trying to be a vegetarian. The only meat I like to eat is chicken. And now I start to stop consume it too. Selvia, haha.. Nice joke.

  12. sushantgb ⋅

    Ha ha……:-D .quite funny n interesting. I too love to know new langs n with Indian langs such confusion is common.Like even in Punjabi the location changes the words. Like "tui" word is used by south punjab for stomach, but the same word means 'hips' for north punjab. Would u teach me a bit about ur lang n native lang. I love to know new langs.:-D

  13. sushantgb ⋅

    It's another funny joke. Nice one Sugih!:-D

  14. scyther09 ⋅

    haha lol 😀

  15. scyther09 ⋅

    hehe.yeah i do :)love all your works :)love reading it

  16. HidingPrinceOfBorneo ⋅

    Sushant haha funny story from Punjab. Nice to know that so when someday I'm in India it'll be strange anymore for me. Well here in Indonesia every ethnic has misunderstanding with other ethnics. For example, when I ask Javanese and Sundanese to bring "gedang", the Sundanese will bring me "papaya", while the Javanese will bring "banana". I have another story about Javanese and Sundanese.Sundanese : "COKOT eta palu!" (TAKE the hammer!)Javanese thinks COKOT is to BITE. Javanese : "ATOS!" (IT'S HARD!)Sundanese thinks that ATOS is ALREADY!Sundanese : "ATOS?! Eta masih di dinga!" (ALREAdY?! It's still there!)Javanese : "Moso aku mesti COKOT palu kui? Heh, dasar GEMBLUNG!" (Should I BITE the hammer? You are CRAZY!)Sundanese thinks what the Javanese means about GEMBLUNG (which means CRAZY in Javanese) is GEMBLONG cake.Sundanese : "Oh, kamu teh mawa kue GEMBLONG? Hayang atuh! Hatur nuhun nya!" (O, you bring GEMBLONG cake? I want it! Thank you!)Javanese : "Grrr… Wong EDAN!" (Grrr… IDIOT man!)

  17. HidingPrinceOfBorneo ⋅

    Selvia I'm happy to see you laugh here. Wish you enjoy the joke. 😀

  18. sushantgb ⋅

    It's looks like diff in accent of lang. Great story!:-D

  19. sushantgb ⋅

    Know I got it completely.!:-D

  20. HidingPrinceOfBorneo ⋅

    Thank you all guys. I have another story again. This is about 5 students whose same name BUDI. They come from different ethics. First Budi is from Moluccas. Second Budi is from Malayan. Third Budi is from Batavian. Forth Budi is from Minangnese. And the fifth is from Javanese. One day, they were playing in the school yard altogether. Suddenly their teacher called their name. Teacher : "Budi, coba ke sini!" (Budi, please come here!)All of them try to answer the call by saying "yes, what?" Here are their replies in their own dialect.Moluccas Budi : "APA?"Batavian Budi : "APE?" (E for Extra)Malayan Budi : "APE?" (E pronounced like in ending sound of word MIXER)Minangnese Budi : "APO?"Javanese Budi : "OPO?"Suddenly from far away a young Sundanese boy whose name also BUDI ran quickly get closer to their teacher. He shouted : "NAAAAAAAOOON?"

  21. HidingPrinceOfBorneo ⋅

    The word "what" is APA in common Indonesian. But every ethnic has different dialect to associate it. Like APA-APE-APE-APO-OPO. But Sundanese has different vocabulary than other ethnics. That is NAON for translation of WHAT.

  22. HidingPrinceOfBorneo ⋅

    Thank you all guys. I have another story again. This is about 5 students whose same name BUDI. They come from different ethnics. First Budi is from Moluccas. Second Budi is from Malayan. Third Budi is from Batavian. Forth Budi is from Minangnese. And the fifth is from Javanese. One day, they were playing in the school yard altogether. Suddenly their teacher called their name. Teacher : "Budi, coba ke sini!" (Budi, please come here!)All of them try to answer the call by saying "yes, what?" Here are their replies in their own dialect.Moluccas Budi : "APA?"Batavian Budi : "APE?" (E for Extra)Malayan Budi : "APE?" (E pronounced like in ending sound of word MIXER)Minangnese Budi : "APO?"Javanese Budi : "OPO?"Suddenly from far away a young Sundanese boy whose name also BUDI ran quickly get closer to their teacher. He shouted : "NAAAAAAAOOON?"

  23. sushantgb ⋅

    No! Not atol. Delhi n West UP use the correct Hindi. Otherwise u would get a dialect diff even at a distance of 60 km. Gujrati accent like for the word "babuji" they would pronounce it "baabujii" put pressure on "aa" n "e".

  24. HidingPrinceOfBorneo ⋅

    How about in India. Is there similar pronunciation in every ethnic?

  25. HidingPrinceOfBorneo ⋅

    I see. That's nice to know this. So there are totally different language in every region, right? Very great! Gujrati has a strong stressing in their dialect I think.

  26. sushantgb ⋅

    Gujrati r very good n funny persons. They speak loud. Delhi people has a strong n lil hard tone lang. I'm from that place but they speak the best Hindi also. Diff occur when u go to villages n meet native people.:-)

  27. HidingPrinceOfBorneo ⋅

    I learn so many culture about India from you Sushant. Thanks for sharing. It's really nice for me. Hope someday I can visit India and meet many people there from different ethnics.

  28. HidingPrinceOfBorneo ⋅

    How about Mumbay?

  29. sushantgb ⋅

    Mumbai people speak Marathi language. Most of Indian languages r from Sanskrit. So is the marathi. But marathi accent is pretty much fast n hard. Few words have extra stress, like the word "barabar" of hindi means "appropriate." Marathi speak it as "barobar" means the same.

  30. sushantgb ⋅

    Yah! U r most welcome to India "INCREDIBLE INDIA" "ATULYA BHARAT".:-D

  31. sushantgb ⋅

    U r always welcome bro.:-D

  32. HidingPrinceOfBorneo ⋅

    Gee thanks

  33. HidingPrinceOfBorneo ⋅

    Gee thanks

  34. HidingPrinceOfBorneo ⋅

    Gee thanks

  35. HidingPrinceOfBorneo ⋅

    It is a pride for me if I can visit India.

  36. sushantgb ⋅

    Oh! Thank u so much. I would prefer to go to all southeast n east asian countries including Indonesia when get chance for foriegn tour. I feel so much connectivity to these nations truly.

  37. HidingPrinceOfBorneo ⋅

    For this year my plan is to go to the Philippines and Thailand. Maybe next year I will plan to visit India. If only I can delay my flight to Thailand and Philippines. I will decide to visit India first. Unluckily it can not be delayed.Hmm, do you know Sushant here in Southeast Asia, there's no limit between 4 Malayan countries : Indonesia-Malaysia-Brunei Darussalam-Singapore.Indonesian celebrities are well-known at those countries. Malaysian animations are liked by Indonesian children very much. Singapore is a holiday destination place by Indonesian,  besides many Indonesian people like to check up medical health in Singapore. Malaysian celebrities like to go shopping in Indonesia. Many Indonesian people work in Brunei Darussalam as civil servants as well. All Indonesian songs must be popular at the regions. All Indonesian films also viewed in the regions. Malaysian broadcasting is announced in Indonesia and we have a program relation between Indonesia-Malaysia entitled "Muhibah RRI-RTM", The four countries have same cultures. Even we speak by using Malayan language. Our traditional food also just the same. So when you visit there don't be surprised if you meet many Indonesian people in Malaysia, Brunei, or Singapore. Or Malaysian people in Indonesia. Funnily people in the border have 2 nationalities. Their front house rise up Indonesian flag. But when you go to the backyard you will see they rise up Malaysian flag.

  38. HidingPrinceOfBorneo ⋅

    As I see it, I think Southeast Asia is the region where Chinese culture acculturated with Indian culture. Because here we much use both cultures from those countries in our daily life for example our cuisine is rendang and curry which were influenced by Indian. But we eat them by using porcelain and chopstick which were influenced by Chinese.

  39. sushantgb ⋅

    Ya! The relation b/w these country r same as u explained about 4 countries.Btw all country r special n interesting in it's own way, so the India n Indonesia are. 😀

  40. sushantgb ⋅

    Wow! What a great combination of 4 countries. I would visit them oneday. Sugih! U r always welcome to India. Visit here whenever ur schedule sets.:-D

  41. HidingPrinceOfBorneo ⋅

    Sushant I believe that India is more wonderful than our country. I think what I describe about 4 Malayan countries is just the same there the relations between India-Pakistan-Nepal-Bhutan-Bangladesh-Maldive-and Sri Lanka, right? Your combination countries must be greater. Thanks anyway. If you visit Indonesia, please contact me, I will bring you to travel around Indonesia. 😀

  42. sushantgb ⋅

    Yeh! That might be, that's why I said I feel connection with southeast.:-)

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