Did you recently read some news about Indonesia’s recent president? Did you find blusukan in one of those articles? Are you curious about what blusukan stands for?
Blusukan is a Javanese noun that consists of blusuk (the root word) and suffix (-an). Blusuk has several meanings. It refers sink in, slip in or falling into a hole or bushes accidentally. The word implies that a condition happened accidentally without prior consent.
When we add suffix -an behind the word, it’ll have another meaning, that is different with its root word. It means wandering by finding something that you feel so curious about; visiting a place without any direction because you want to know that place closer; wandering about squeezing into. So is there any English word that has exact meaning with blusukan? The Jakarta Post uses impromptu visit and Eddy Roesdiono uses hands-on operation. So which one is the closest one?
The word blusukan is now a new family member of Indonesian vocabulary, and maybe English in the future. 🙂