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Hello my name is Nadia

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Indonesian and English transcripts

Indonesian and English transcripts

(Informal) Halo apa kabar? Namaku Nadia. Siapa namamu?

Hi, how are you? My name's Nadia. What's your name?

Vocabulary

halo = hi, hello
apa kabar = how are you?
apa = what
kabar = news
namaku = my name (informal )
nama = name
aku = I, my (informal)
Siapa namamu? = What is your name?
siapa = who
kamu = you, your (formal)

Notes

  • WH-questions concerning names/people use siapa "who" instead of apa "what"
  • Informal versions:
    • Question: Siapa namamu? (suffix -mu in namamu derives from kamu 'informal you or your')
    • Respond: Namaku Ratna.  (suffix -ku in namaku derives from aku 'informal I or my)

 

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