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Indonesian Drink Vocabulary Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Uncategorized

We’ve gone over lots of useful Indonesian vocabulary when it comes to food – vegetables, fruit, andย meat & seafood. That will satisfy your hunger when traveling in Indonesia, but you’re bound to get thirsty at some point. Today we’ll learn some Indonesian drink vocabulary so you can order up a coffee, juice, or cold beer in Indonesia.

Water/Soda

  • air putih = water

  • air soda = soda

Coffee & Tea

Indonesian Drink Vocabulary

Coffee and tea sampler in Bali.

  • kopi = coffee

  • kopi luwak = civet coffee

  • kopi susu = coffee w/ milk

  • es kopi = ice coffee

  • teh = tea

  • Teh Botol = sweet iced tea

  • es teh = ice tea

  • teh hijau = green tea

  • teh hitam = black tea

  • teh manis = sweet tea

  • teh tanpa gula = tea without sugar

Juice

Mmmm… jus alpukat.

  • jus = juice

  • jus alpukat = avocado juice

  • jus apel = apple juice

  • jus jeruk = orange juice

  • jus kelapa muda = young coconut juice

  • jus nanas = pineapple juice

Milk

  • susu = milk

  • susu coklat = chocolate milk

  • susu kocok = milkshake

Alcohol

It’s Bintang Time!

  • anggur = wine

  • anggur merah = red wine

  • anggur putih = white wine

  • arak = Indonesian liquor

  • bir = beer

  • bir Bintang = Bintang beer

  • brem = sweet alcoholic beverage (Bali)

  • koktil = cocktail

  • tuak = palm wine

  • wiski = whiskey

Temperature

  • dingin = cold

  • panas = hot

Containers

  • botol = bottle

  • cangkir = cup

  • gelas = glass

  • kaleng = can

 

Now you’re ready to answer the question:

Mau minum apa?

(What do you want to drink)

Saya mau minum…

(I want to drink…)

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About the Author:sasha

Sasha is a teacher, student, writer, photographer, web designer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently planning a trip through Central/South America.


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