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Bumpet in the Indonesian Language

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Bumpet in the Indonesian Language

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Bumpet in the Indonesian Language

[Bumpet] means to be filled up with something, so it is blocking the way. [Bumpet] is an informal word. The synonym for [bumpet] is [mampet].

Sometimes when you say, 'Otak gue bumpet,' it means that you can't think clearly because suddenly, something is like blocking your brain from thinking clearly. [Otak] means brain. [Gue] means I. [Otak gue bumpet] in literal translations would be [my brain is clogged].

Examples of Bumpet In Use

In this section, I will gather examples where the word [bumpet] is spoken for you to see how this word [bumpet] is used.

The first scene we are about to watch is taken from a movie called 3 Hari Untuk Selamanya (2007). Let's watch the scene below.

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

Yusuf: Nah, terus gimana? Inggris jadi ngga loe? (Well, then what? Are you going to England or not?)

Ambar: Hmmph. Alah, udah ngga usah ngomongin sekolah, deh? Bumpet nih otak gue. Males tau ngga? (Hmm. I don't wanna talk about school right now. My brain just went blank when talking about school. I don't like talking about it.)

In this scene, they are best friends, and Yusuf asked her about her planning to continue her study in England, but Ambar didn't want to talk about school and education at the moment. That's why she said 'bumpet nih otak gue,' which means that she couldn't think clearly and don't want to talk about school at the moment.

Vocabulary From the Scene

[..[the topic that you want to ask]..jadi ngga loe?] is a phrase used to ask someone about something they have planned to do before, and you ask them whether they will execute the plan or not.

[Alah] is just an exclamation word when you don't think important about something. [Alah] here is used because Ambar doesn't think that school is important for her.

[Udah] is the colloquial way of saying [sudah] = already.

[Ngomongin] is the colloquial way of saying [membicarakan] = to talk about something. [Ngomongin] is mostly used in conversational Indonesian, where [membicarakan] is used more formally.

[Males] means don't like or hate about something. For more about this, you can read this article, Males in the Indonesian Language.

[Tau ngga?] = you know what?

So, I guess this will wrap up for this article, and if I find another scene where the word [bumpet] is spoken, Insha Allah, I will update this article again.

Thank you for reading this article, and I'll see you soon. Bye now.