Greetings in Javanese

Javanese, like Indonesian, has four different greetings for different times of the day. The times mentioned in the below graphic apply to the Javanese equivalents as well.

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Javanese* Indonesian Time of Day English
Sugeng enjang/enjing (esuk) Selamat pagi 4am to 10am good morning
Sugeng siyang (awan) Selamat siang 10am to 2pm good day
Sugeng sonten (sore) Selamat sore 2pm to 6:30pm good afternoon
Sugeng dalu (bengi) Selamat malam 6:30pm to 4am good evening / goodnight

Pronunciation Video


*Javanese always uses the Krama form for these greetings. The ngoko forms are noted in parentheses.

**These greetings may be used as either a greeting or farewell.


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