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What is the difference in meaning between 'teman' and 'kawan' in Bahasa Indonesia?
Jan 22, 2008 5:18 PM
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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.
January 26, 2008
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.
January 25, 2008
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April 11, 2013
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