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What are the common ways to say "he/she told me", "I told he/she", etc. in Indonesian?

Based on what I've been reading, it seems that the proper way to say something like "he told me" is "dia mengatakan kepada saya".  I can't imagine, though, that most native speakers say that mouthful everytime, so I am curious what the most common ways to say this are in Indonesian.  I know there are other words like "bilang", menciritakan, etc., but what are the most common ways in every day speech?

Aug 18, 2016 4:27 AM
Comments · 4
Naturally:  "katanya, ........"
August 22, 2016
Hi, I am from Indonesia. In daily speech we can say "dia bilang padaku" or "dia bilang pada saya".
August 18, 2016

In Jakarta they would say        

Dia bilang sama saya/aku (formal)

Dia bilang ke gue (popular daily slang)


August 19, 2016
I am from Malaysia. For Malay language, we say" Saya memberitahu dia.". In a casual way, we say ”saya BAGITAU dia"
August 18, 2016
Adam
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