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How to Say Good Morning In Bahasa Indonesia

Hello guys, what's up? This time we're gonna learn how to say good morning in the Indonesian language. We will also watch scenes from movies to see how Indonesian people are saying good morning in the Indonesian language.

How to Say Good Morning In Bahasa Indonesia

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Good Morning In Bahasa Indonesia

Good morning in Bahasa Indonesia is [selamat pagi]. [Selamat pagi] is usually spoken between 5:30 AM and 10 AM. You can say it in the full phrase [selamat pagi], or you can just say it [pagi].

Below, we will see how Indonesian people say it in the full phrase and in the half phrase, so you can choose one, whether to say it [selamat pagi] or just [pagi].

But if you are in a meeting or in a very formal situation, I suggest that you say the full phrase [selamat pagi].

How to Pronounce Selamat Pagi

You can hear below how to pronounce Selamat Pagi.


This is the full phrase, but you can also say just the half phrase, that is.
Pagi.
And you can hear below how to pronounce this word.


I want to talk a bit about the meaning of this phrase word for word. [Selamat], if translated into English, means congratulating, safe. Pagi is morning. So, [selamat pagi], if translated into English, word for word means,
To congratulate morning.
Maybe it sounds kinda weird, but that is the translation if we translate word for word. Now, let's watch scenes from movies where this phrase [selamat pagi] and [pagi] is spoken.

Examples of Selamat Pagi In Use

In this section, I gather examples from movies, videos, comics, and whatnot where the phrase [selamat pagi] is spoken.

The first scene is from a movie called Mimpi Metropolitan. Let's watch it down below.


What he said in the scene with English translations is as follows.

Alan: Selamat pagi, kakak cantik. Kakak, kalau kuperhatikan ya, betul-betul cantik lho kak. (Good morning, pretty sister. Sis, if I look at you, you are really pretty.)

As you can see in the scene above, this phrase is spoken in a complete phrase [selamat pagi].

Next, in the second scene, we will watch [selamat pagi] in a half phrase or just [pagi] in the scene below. This clip is taken from the same movie as the above scene from a Mimpi Metropolitan movie.


Conversation from the scene with English translations is as follows.

Melani: Pagi, mas Alexi. (Morning, Mr. Alexi.)

Alexi: Oh, pagi. Menjelang siang sih tepatnya. (Morning. It’s almost noon, to be exact.)

So, as you can see, you can choose to say [selamat pagi] or just [pagi] when you want to say good morning in Bahasa Indonesia.

The third scene is taken from a movie called Strawberry Surprise. In this scene, you will hear them saying [pagi]. So, let's watch the scene below.


Conversation from the scene with English translation is as follows.
A: Pagi, mas. (Morning, sir.) 
B: Pagi, mas. (Morning, sir.) 
A: Masnya ini nunggu siapa ya? (Excuse me, who are you waiting for?) 
B: Ee, saya nunggu galerinya buka. (I’m waiting for this gallery to open.) 
A: Galerinya itu bukanya jam 8, mas. (This gallery opens at 8 AM, sir.)
Here, you see, they say [pagi] instead of in full phrase [selamat pagi].

Vocabulary From the Scene

[Mas] is used to address an older male or the same age as you.

[Nunggu] is the colloquial form of the word [menunggu] = to wait. In conversational Indonesian, you will hear Indonesian people drop words, syllables here and there, like in this scene.

[Siapa] = who.

[Saya] = I.

[Buka] = open.

The fourth scene is taken from a movie called Dillan 1990. This movie is very popular in Indonesia. Let's watch the scene below.


For the conversation in the scene with English translation, you can read in my article, Meaning of Duluan Ya In Bahasa Indonesia. I put the conversation and the English translation in that article.

The fifth scene is taken from a movie called Susah Sinyal. Let's watch the scene down below.


You can also see, they just say [pagi] instead of saying it in the full phrase [selamat pagi]. [Oma] means grandma.

The sixth scene is taken from a movie called Devil On Top (2021). Let's watch the scene below.


In this scene, he said "pagi" to his boss. But if you are in a meeting or in a very formal situation, I think it's best if you say it in the full phrase [selamat pagi].

The seventh scene is also taken from Devil On Top (2021). Let's watch the clip below.


Conversation from the scene above with English translations is as follows.

Angga: Selamat pagi. (Good morning.)

Sarah: Selamat pagi, Angga. Kamu hampir telat. Tepatnya 1 menit 25 detik. (Good morning, Angga. You are almost late—1 minute and 25 seconds, to be exact.)

So, I think this is all for now about how to say good morning in Bahasa Indonesia. If you have any questions, just leave them in the comment section down below, and I'll be happy to answer them.

Thank you for reading my article, and if I find another scene where this phrase is spoken, Insha Allah, I will update this article again. Take care and bye now.

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