Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia)

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Jakarta. Photo by Rizky Maharani - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Why learn Indonesian?

International travel is made easier and more pleasant when you know Indonesian. Adding Indonesian language skills to your business skills make you a more valuable an employee in the marketplace. Communication skills developed while learning Indonesian can improve your interpersonal skills in your native langauge as well. Learning another language is part of a liberal education.

How Long Does it Take to Learn Indonesian?

Indonesian is rated as a category 2 language by the Foreign Service Institute. It is considered moderately easy for English speakers to learn and takes an average of 36 weeks (or 900 class hours) to gain professional working proficiency.

Indonesian Alphabet & Pronunciation

Aa
(a)
Bb
(bé)
Cc
(cé)
Dd
(dé)
Ee
(é)
Ff
(éf)
Gg
(gé)
Hh
(ha)
Ii
(i)
Jj
(jé)
Kk
(ka)
Ll
(él)
Mm
(ém)
Nn
(én)
Oo
(o)
Pp
(pé)
Qq
(ki)
Rr
(ér)
Ss
(és)
Tt
(té)
Uu
(u)
Vv
(vé)
Ww
(wé)
Xx
(éks)
Yy
(yé)
Zz
(zét)

Basic Phrases in Indonesian

HelloHalo
GoodbyeSelamat tinggal
YesIya
NoTidak
Excuse mePermisi
PleaseSilahkan
Thank youTerima kasih
You are welcomeSama-sama
Do you speak englishApakah kamu berbicara bahasa Inggris?
Do you understandApakah kamu mengerti?
I understandSaya mengerti
I do not understandSaya tidak mengerti
How are youApa kabar?
Fine thanksBaik, terima kasih!
What is your nameSiapa namamu?
My name isNama saya adalah
Pleased to meet youSenang bertemu denganmu

Indonesian Grammar

Indonesian Nouns

ManManusia
WomanWanita
BoyAnak laki-laki ( )
GirlSeorang gadis
CatKucing
DogAnjing
FishIkan
WaterAir
MilkSusu
EggTelur
HouseRumah
FlowerBunga
TreePohon
ShirtKemeja
PantsCelana

Indonesian Adjectives

Colors in Indonesian

BlackHitam
WhitePutih
RedMerah
OrangeJeruk
YellowKuning
GreenHijau
BlueBiru
PurpleUngu
PinkMerah Jambu
GrayAbu-abu
BrownCokelat

Numbers in Indonesian

ZeroNol
OneSatu
TwoDua
ThreeTiga
FourEmpat
FiveLima
SixEnam
SevenTujuh
EightDelapan
NineSembilan
TenSepuluh
ElevenSebelas
TwelveDua belas
TwentyDua puluh
ThirtyTigapuluh
FortyEmpat puluh
FiftyLima puluh
SixtyEnam puluh
SeventyTujuh puluh
EightyDelapan puluh
NinetySembilan puluh
HundredRatus
ThousandRibu

Indonesian Verbs

To beMenjadi
To haveMemiliki
To wantIngin
To needMembutuhkan
To helpMembantu
To goUntuk pergi
To comeDatang
To eatUntuk makan
To drinkUntuk minum
To speakBerbicara

Building Simple Sentences

More Complex Indonesian Sentences

AndDan
OrAtau
ButTapi
BecauseKarena
WithDengan
AlsoJuga
HoweverNamun
NeitherTidak juga
NorMaupun
IfJika
ThenKemudian

Useful Indonesian Vocabulary

Indonesian Questions

WhoSiapa
WhatApa
WhenKapan
WhereDimana
WhyMengapa
HowBagaimana
How manyBerapa banyak
How muchBerapa banyak

Days of the Week in Indonesian

MondaySenin
TuesdaySelasa
WednesdayRabu
ThursdayKamis
FridayJumat
SaturdaySabtu
SundayMinggu
YesterdayKemarin
TodayHari ini
TomorrowBesok

Months in Indonesian

JanuaryJanuari
FebruaryFebruari
MarchMaret
AprilApril
MayMungkin
JuneJuni
JulyJuli
AugustAgustus
SeptemberSeptember
OctoberOktober
NovemberNovember
DecemberDesember

Seasons in Indonesian

WinterMusim dingin
SpringMusim semi
SummerMusim panas
AutumnMusim gugur

Telling Time in Indonesian

What time is itJam berapa?
HoursJam
MinutesMenit
SecondsDetik
O clockJam
HalfSetengah
Quarter pastLewat seperempat
BeforeSebelum
AfterSetelah