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Mr and Ms White in pictures – ‘Purple’

The trick to say it right is simple – just close your nose or imagine you’ve got a cold. Because the -ng- in word ungu (purple) sounds exactly like that. Try it, and impress your Indonesian friends, by speaking as an orang asli (local)!

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Translation:

Makasih, sayang  –  Thank you, honey

Kamu suka bunga warna ungu ya  –  You like a purple [colour] flower, right?

Bunga  –  Flower

Oh, kamu mengucapkan kata ‘ungu’ sudah dengan benar  –  Oh, you pronounce (say) the word ‘ungu’ already correctly

Hanya karena hidung aku tutup…  –  Only because my nose is closed

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Mr and Ms White in pictures – ‘Nicknames’

The moment your parents call your fiancé a ‘contact person’ is a clear indication you should create better connection with your family. Unless it was a joke they made.

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Translation:

Ayah aku ada nickname baru ttg (tentang) kamu  –  My father has a new nickname for you [about you]

Bagaimana contact person kamu?  –   How‘s your contact person (doing)?

Kontak apa?  –  What (kind of) contact?

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