Indonesian Versus English Joke Language Comparison

By | 15 September 2015


This is a proof that Indonesian language is much more simpler compare with English.  Even though there is simpler version of English, that is Singish Singlish (stands for Singaporean English) .  I am not that familiar enough about Singlish, I might talk about it in another day.


For those who are not foreigner in Indonesia (even if you are), you won’t understand this joke.  Too many street language or we called it slank here in Indonesian.  You would need to be involved a lot with Indonesian societies, especially in Jakarta by talk a lot, chat a lot, share stories a lot, have fun a lot, exchange cultures, and etc with the people living there.


In English : “Would you care to validate your previous statement?”

In Indonesian : “SUMPE LO?!


In English : “Sorry, I think you miscalculated your own capabilities to handle the task at hand.”

In Indonesian : “Nenek lu kiper!


In English : “Would you care to elaborate on that statement?”

In Indonesian : “MAKSUD LOH?!”


In English : “There’s a 75% chance I won’t make it, I’m far too busy for ur stupid event.”

In Indonesian : “Insya’allah gw dateng!”


In English : “The meeting will start at 9:15 AM. Please be there 15 minutes beforehand.”

In Indonesian : “Rapatnya jam 8!”

In English : “Please stop by our outlet. There might be stuff you’ll find interesting.”

In Indonesian : “Giordanonya, Kakaaak!”


In English : “I’ve stumbled upon something that might be of interest to you. You might find it useful.”

In Indonesian : “CEKIDOT GAN!”


In English : “This is a very interesting topic that everybody should stay updated about this.”

In Indonesian : “Sundul, Gan!”


In English : “I definitely won’t make it. You guys go and have fun without me.”

In Indonesian : “Ntar gue nyusul.”


In English : “You’re absolutely, positively 100% correct. But I knew that already.”

In Indonesian : “EMBEER!”


In English : “That’s so profound. I can’t contribute anything further but I need to say something to sound equally smart.”

In Indonesian : “Dalem.” — feeling cool.


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