Indonesian language from Medan city


If you learn standard Indonesian, you may encounter funny moments when you speak Indonesian in Medan. People from my hometown, Medan city, speak Indonesian with their own style. This has become the unique characteristic of Medan and its people.

The video shows some Indonesian words that are used in Medan, and I have written them in a list so you can learn them before you visit Medan. You also can read my other article about this topic.

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English
Indonesian
Medanese
1
Friends
Kawan-kawan
Kédan-kédan
2
Marbles
Kelereng
Guli
3
Torn
Sobek
Koyak
4
To nag
Ngomel-ngomel
Merépét
5
To hide
Sembunyi
Berondok
6
Shop
Warung
Kedé
7
To pretend
Pura-pura
Écék-écék
8
Excuse
Alasan
Cincong
9
To date
Pacaran
Main céwék
10
Pregnant
Hamil
Bunting
11
Gas station
Pom bensin
Galon
12
To share
Bagi-bagi
Kongsi
13
To fight
Berkelahi
Bertumbuk
14
To ask
Minta
Balén
15
Tilted
Miring
Méréng
16
To look around
Lihat-lihat
Téngok-téngok
17
To envy
Iri
Angék
18
To peek
Ngintip
Ngétén
19
Dizzy
Pusing
Pening
20
Resentful
Sebel
Palak
21
Score
Nilai
Pontén
22
Gutter
Got
Parét
23
Slippers
Sandal
Selop
24
Alley
Gang
Lorong
25
Holiday
Libur
Peré
26
To like
Suka
Sor
27
Motorcycle
Sepeda motor
Keréta
28
Market
Pasar
Pajak
29
To hit
Pukul
Gibal
30
Cooking oil
Minyak goreng
Minyak makan
31
To take a walk
Jalan-jalan
Raon-raon
32
Minibus
Angkot
Sudako
33
Flirty
Genit
Méntél
34
You (plural)
Kalian
Kelén
35
Done
Selesai
Encéng
36
Stingy
Pelit
Dangki
37
Stubborn
Bandel
Betengik
38
To lie down
Berbaring
Golék
39
Noisy
Berisik
Récok
40
Kerosene
Minyak tanah
Minyak lampu

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