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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.