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When did you come? (Kapan Kamu Datang?)

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Voice of Indonesia presents “Let’s Speak Bahasa Indonesian,” a lesson in the Indonesian language on the radio, introducing some Indonesian vocabulary and tips on how to use it in conversation. This segment is a joint initiative of Voice of Indonesia and the Language Development and Cultivation Agency at the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture.  Today’s topic is Kapan Kamu Datang? or ‘When did you come?’.

Next  is a conversation about  Kapan Kamu Datang? or ‘When did you come?’. Tony is in Prambanan Temple area along with his friend, Joko.  They just met.  


Kapan datang?


Dua hari yang lalu.


Oh, hari Senin?


Ya, hari Senin.

As usual, after the conversation, I’ll introduce some vocabulary and expressions related to the topic today. I’ll say each word slowly, and twice. You can follow after me.


(2X) which means


Kapan kamu datang?


When did you come?

Dua hari yang lalu


Two days ago

Hari Senin



Pukul sembilan


nine o’clock

Tadi malam


last night




Minggu lalu


last week

To ask about time in general, you can use the word kapan which means ‘when’.  To ask about  the arrival time of someone, you can say Kapan datang?, Kapan kamu datang?  or Kapan Anda datang?  which means ‘when did you come?’

To answer the question, you can mention your arrival time, for examples:

- Pukul Sembilan       which means      nine o’clock

- Tadi malam                                            last night

- Kemarin                                                  yesterday

- Minggu lalu                                            last week

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