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3 Ways to Say You're Welcome in Indonesian

Before going through this lesson, be sure to check out 5 Ways to Say Thank You in Indonesian!
3 Ways to Say You're Welcome in Indonesian
Featured article photo: Pesanggaran, Kabupaten Banyuwangi, Jawa Timur, Indonesia by Hugo Matilla

Sama-sama → You’re welcome (Formal/Informal)

The most common way to respond to a “Thank you” in Indonesian 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 odd if translated literally in English, it means “Thank you in return.” So basically, someone thanks you, and by saying this, you thank them back.

It is a figure of speech, and people 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 an 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 isn’t typically used.

In texting, this is very often abbreviated further into simply Gpp. Yes, just G-P-P.

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