A few weeks ago I was in a rather unpleasant (but ultimately harmless) motorbike accident, involving someone who, in English, I'd call an asshole. (You can read the story here
but it's not necessary to understand my questions, which is the following...)
My stay in Indonesian has been absolutely full of wonderful and kind people. I adore the people here, I really do. But sometimes, especially when I am alone or when I am alone at night or when I am having trouble finding an ojek, I have run into some unpleasant men. Sometimes they try to touch me. Sometimes they ask me to have sex with them. Sometimes they do both. Once they ran me over with a motorbike. Anyway, when I asked my coworkers for help, they offered phrases such as"Go away" and "I am very scared."
That's NOT what I want to say. What I want to say is "Get the FUCK away from me!" or "You are a pervert!" or "If you touch me again I will hit you!"
I promise not to use these phrases often and I hope to use them never, but if anyone can help, I would feel a lot safer knowing what to scream besides "Toloooong!" when I find myself in a compromising situation.
Thank you so much! And if you're not from Indonesia, don't let this scare you off. Every country in the world has a few assholes. But not every country as the beauty, the mystery, the kindness, and the loveliness of Indonesia.