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What is the difference in meaning between 'teman' and 'kawan' in Bahasa Indonesia?

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    no difference, it's a personal preference I think. Some people like to say "friend", some like to say "buddy". There's no direct correlation which one is "friend", which one is "buddy", though.

    hi..
    he's right. actually there's no difference between 'teman' and 'kawan'. but i almost never use 'kawan' in daily conversation. so it's just a matter of rarely or commonly used. you can say 'saya punya teman' or 'saya punya kawan' to say 'i have a friend'. both are correct. but i suggest you to use 'teman'.
    hope it helps.

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