Skip to main content

Can I Come In In Indonesian

Useful Indonesian Phrases #9 - Halo semuanya, apa kabar kalian? Baik-baik aja tentunya dong? Hello y'all, how are you? I hope all is well. This time, I'm going to share how to say, "Can I come in?" in the Indonesian language. As always, we will also watch a clip from an Indonesian movie where this phrase is spoken.

Can I Come In In Indonesian

If you want to learn Bahasa Indonesia with me, you can just join my group. You can check it out on the About Me page.

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

How To Say Can I Come In in the Indonesian Language

I will give you a couple of ways to say, "Can I come in?" in the Indonesian language, starting from the very formal to the very least formal.

In a formal context, you can say this.
Bolehkah saya masuk?
This is very formal. Maybe you will find this phrase in your textbook, but we rarely use it in our daily conversation in Indonesia.

And below is how you pronounce it.


The second one is just like the first phrase, but you omit [kah] in this phrase. So, the phrase will be like this.
Boleh saya masuk?
Usually, this phrase that we use in our daily conversation in Indonesia. You can also use this in a formal context, for example, in the office.

And here is how you pronounce it.


For this phrase, you can switch the word around into,
Saya boleh masuk?
Because this is a question, you need to raise your voice slightly up in the end. This is how you pronounce it.


Next, we move to a more informal way of saying this. You can change the word [saya] with [gue]. About [gue], I have made an article explaining this. You can read in my article titled Gue Meaning In the Indonesian Language.


So, the phrase will be,
Boleh gue masuk?
And this is how you pronounce it.


Or you can also switch the word into this.
Gue boleh masuk?
And this is how you pronounce it.


You can also use [aku] instead of [gue]. If your friend is in Jakarta and you visit her or his house in Jakarta, maybe you better use [gue] instead of [aku], but if you're not in Jakarta, you better use [aku] instead of [gue].
Boleh aku masuk?
And this is how you pronounce it.


Or you can switch the word around into this.
Aku boleh masuk?
And this is how you pronounce it.


Next, you can omit the word [aku] or [gue], and the phrase will become like this.
Boleh masuk?
And this is how you pronounce it.


And the last one, you can add [ngga] to this phrase, and it will become like this one.
Boleh masuk ngga?
And this is how you say it.


So, that's how you say, "Can I come in?" in the Indonesian language. Next, we're going to watch a clip from an Indonesian movie.


Boleh Masuk Ngga In Movie Clips

This clip is taken from an Indonesian movie called Perahu Kertas 1. Let's watch the clip down below.


And below is the conversation in that scene with English translations.

Keenan: Hai. (Hi.)

Kugy: Hai. (Hi.)

Keenan: Lagi ngapain? (What are you doing?)

Kugy: Ee.. lagi ngga ngapa-ngapain. (Hm.. I'm doing nothing.)

Keenan: Boleh masuk ngga? (Can I come in?)

Kugy: Boleh dong. Welcome to my kingdom. (Of course, you can. Welcome to my kingdom.)

Keenan and Kugy are friends, and as you can see, Keenan uses the last phrase that I just showed you. He said,
Boleh masuk ngga?
So, I think that's all for now. That's how Indonesian people say, "Can I come in?" in the Indonesian language, and I hope this helps you. If you have any questions, just write it down in the comment section, and I'll be happy to answer your questions.

Thank you and I'll talk to you soon. Bye now.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Bokap Meaning In Indonesian Language

Halo semuanya? Apa kabar? Hello everyone? How are you? Today, I'm going to talk about the meaning of [bokap] in Bahasa Indonesia. As usual, we're going to watch a couple of scenes that I took from movies to see for yourself how this word is spoken and how to pronounce it. If you want to learn Bahasa Indonesia with me, you can just join my group. You can check it out on the  About Me  page. So, let's dive in! Bokap In Bahasa Indonesia Bokap is an informal word in the Indonesian language, and it means father. You will hear this word being spoken a lot in daily conversation, especially in Jakarta. You will never find this word in formal writing, so don't use it if you're going to write formal writing in Bahasa Indonesia. How to Pronounce Bokap Let's hear down below how to pronounce bokap. Next, let's see some example sentences using the word [bokap]. Example Sentences Using Bokap Here are three example sentences using the word [bokap]. Example Se

Meaning of PHP In Bahasa Indonesia

Halo, semuanya. Apa kabar? (Hello everyone, how's it going?) Today we're gonna learn an Indonesian slang that is PHP. We will also be going to watch a scene from a movie called Tetangga Masa Gitu, where this term is being spoken. If you want to learn Bahasa Indonesia with me, you can just join my group. You can check it out on the  About Me  page. So, let's get started! PHP In Bahasa Indonesia PHP is an abbreviation of Pemberi Harapan Palsu. Sometimes, you will see this written as "pehape." PHP or Pemberi Harapan Palsu is when you give false hope to someone. For example, if you're a man and you're being nice to a woman, and the woman feels like the man is attracted to her, but in fact, the man was just trying to be nice to her. And we can call the man as PHP or the one who gives false hope to the woman.      Read Also: Gokil Meaning In Indonesian Next, we're going to see a scene from a movie, and then I will explain to you so it will make s

How to Answer Terima Kasih

This time we're going to talk about how to answer terima kasih. In my last article, I've been discussing how to say thank you in Bahasa Indonesia, and now we're going to learn how to answer it. We will also watch 3 scenes from 2 movies. One is called Mimpi Metropolitan, wherein in those scenes, we will hear the actor and actress saying it, and the other is Tetangga Masa Gitu. If you want to learn Bahasa Indonesia with me, you can just join my group. You can check it out on the  About Me  page. Without further ado, let's dive right in! Answering Terima Kasih There are a few answers to this. First, you can answer it by saying, Terima kasih kembali. You can hear how to pronounce this sentence in the video below. This one is rather formal, and you rarely hear this in everyday conversation. You can also answer with this, Kembali kasih. And this one is very rare. But you can say this to impress your Indonesian friends. This phrase in meaning is wonderf