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Basi Meaning In Bahasa Indonesia

Halo, apa kabar semuanya? Today, I'm gonna talk about the meaning of [basi] in Bahasa Indonesia. We will also be going to watch a scene that I tool from an Indonesian movie that is Ada Apa Dengan Cinta 1.

It is an old movie, but this movie is very popular at that time. This movie is released in the year of 2002, and the sequel, Ada Apa Dengan Cinta 2, was released 14 years later in 2016. The sequel was also very popular, like the first one.

Basi Meaning In Bahasa Indonesia

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So, without further ado, let's talk about this word.

Basi In Bahasa Indonesia

If we look at the Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia, the meaning of basi is as follows.

Basi Meaning

Let's look at the red box above. This is actually the meaning of basi that you will hear in daily conversation in Indonesia. I will translate this into English. So, basi means:
  1. Starts to smell bad or sour because it has been decaying (food).
  2. Something that has long known or talked about.
  3. Mantra is not working.
Usually, the meaning of [basi] is the first and the second of the above. This writing is a property of

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How to Pronounce Basi

Let's hear how to pronounce this word down below.

And now, let's watch a scene from an Indonesian movie, Ada Apa Dengan Cinta 1.

Basi In a Movie Scene

Right now, let's watch the scene from Ada Apa Dengan Cinta down below.

The conversation in the scene with the English translation is as follows.
A: Bisa ngomong sebentar? Ngga bisa? (Can we talk? Can not?) 
B: Masalahnya apa dulu, nih? Kita ngomong di luar. Ada apa? (What’s the problem? Let’s talk outside. What’s wrong?) 
A: Maksudnya apa, nih? (What is this?) 
B: Surat gue dibaca juga? Kirain cuma mo baca bacaan penting aja. Karya sastra. (Oh, so you read my letter? I thought that you just want to important things like literature works.) 
A: Kamu ni kenapa sih? Tersinggung gara-gara saya ngga mau diwawancara? Ya udah, wawancara sekarang. (What’s wrong with you? Were you mad because I refused being interviewed by you? Then, go ahead interview me now.) 
B: Ngga usah manja! (Stop being clingy!) 
A: Enak aja loe ngatain gue manja. Elo, mo diwawancara sekarang? Basi! Madingnya udah siap terbit! (What? Did you just say I was being clingy? So, you want me to interview you now? Too late! The wall magazine is ready to be published!)

I wanna explain a little bit there when she said the word [basi]. Basi in this context means "too late" because she wanted to interview him for the wall magazine, and when it is ready to be interviewed, then it is near the deadline. So the meaning of [basi] here is "too late," and she kind of saying it with anger.

Basi In Example Sentences

We're gonna see these 3 example sentences that I'm gonna give you using this word [basi]. The first sentence is.
Makanan itu sudah basi, jangan kamu makan. Nanti kamu malah jadi sakit.
The English translation for this sentence is as follows.
Don't eat the food because it has spoiled. You might get sick if you eat it.

The second sentence.
Basi deh loe! Baru ngomong sekarang kalau dia itu ternyata punya perasaan juga sama gue.
The English translation for this sentence is as follows.
Come on, why don't you tell me earlier that she also has a crush on me? Now, it's too late!

The third sentence.
Ah, ini mah loe ngasih basian doang ke gue namanya.
The English translation for this sentence is as follows.
You just gave me something that you no longer want.

So, I think this is a wrap. If you have any questions, just write down in the comment section, and then I will be glad to answer it. Bubye now.

Update #1 (August 19th, 2020)
I just found a scene in a movie where this word [basi] is spoken. This is from a TV serial called Cinta Dalam Dompet. Let's watch the clip down below.

The conversation in the scene with English translations is as follows.

Kinan: Haduh, kalian berdua ini! Masih aja ngomongin kaya gituan. Udah basi, tahu ngga? Basi! (Come on, you two! Still talking about those things. It was so yesterday, you know? So yesterday!)

Shinta: Ih, ngga percaya! Nanti lo liat aja sendiri kalo cowo gue dateng, dia bawa mobil baru. (Oh, you don't believe me? See it for yourself when my boyfriend comes, he'll bring his new car.)

Let me explain a little bit about what happened in the scene, and we're also going to talk about vocabulary here. Kinan's friends are talking about their boyfriends. They talked about how rich their boyfriends are, and Kinan was kind of annoyed by their conversation. She didn't want to hear it, but their friends keep talking and talking and talking about it.

So, she said the word [basi]. [Basi] in this context can also mean not good, uncool.

Now, let's talk about vocabulary
[Ngomongin] is informal for [membicarakan] means [to talk about something].
[Kaya gituan] means [things like that].
[Udah] is short for [sudah]. You will hear native Indonesian speakers say this [udah] a lot in daily conversation.
[Lo] is informal for you. For this word, I made an article about this, and you can read it in my article titled, Loe Meaning In the Indonesian Language.
[Liat] is informal for [lihat] means [to look]. Native Indonesian speakers tend to drop some letters when they talk in daily conversation.
[Dateng] is informal for [datang] means [to come].
[Ngga] is informal for [tidak], means [no]. You will see sometimes it is written as [nggak], [engga], [enggak], [ga]. Those are the same and have the same meaning.

I think that's all for the updates. If I find another scene where this word is spoken, Insya Allah, I will update this article again. Bye now.


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