I was born in Indonesia, so I have learned Indonesian since young.
However, I can't say I speak it very well as I am away from the country for many years.
Being rooted in Sanskrit, Indonesian shares some words with Indian.
- We love to shorten words in Indonesian.
- According to outsiders, Indonesian is spoken very fast.
- Acronyms are everywhere.
- No tenses and easy plurals are a plus.
- Indonesian is loaded with slangs.