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Before going through this lesson, be sure to check out 4 Ways to Say Thank You in Indonesian!
Sama-sama → 'You're welcome' (Formal/Informal)
The most common way to respond to a 'thank you' is sama-sama, which is equivalent to 'You're welcome' in English. This phrase works in both formal and informal settings.
Terima kasih kembali → 'You're welcome' (Formal)
Terima kasih kembali is a little weird literally, it means 'Thank you in return'. So basically, someone thanks you, and by saying this, you thank them back. It's a figure of speech, and people do use it sometimes in formal settings. If you don't really get this, stick to sama-sama instead.
Nggak pa-pa → 'No problem' (Informal)
This is abbreviated, informal way of saying 'No problem'. The non-abbreviated informal form is nggak apa-apa and the standard formal form is tidak apa-apa, which aren't usually used. In texting, this is sometimes abbreviated further into Gpp.
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