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Learn Indonesian (or English if you're Indonesian!) - Balajar Inggeris

Its easy... no tenses, no plurals, no genders, and its phonetic!

Adjectives and adverbs come after the nouns and verbs.

'c' is always pronounced 'ch', 'ng' is soft as in song, 'ngg' is hard as in finger, 'a' as in bar or as in 'shut', 'e' is usually short as in 'open' 'i' as in feet, 'o' as in 'long', and 'u' as in 'fool'.

Slight stress is placed on second last syllable!

How are you? (literally; what news?) Apa kabar?
Good Fine. Very well baik /kabar baik
Thank you terima kasih
What is your name? Siapa nama anda?
My name is nama saya
No tidak
Yes ya
Sorry. Excuse me ma'af
Welcome selamat datang
Good morning selamat pagi
Good day selamat siang
Good afternoon selamat sore
Good evening/ good night selamat malam
Sleep well selamat tidur
Goodbye (to person leaving) selamat jalan
Goodbye (to person staying) selamat tinggal
How much? How many? Berapa?
How much does it cost? Berapa harga?
Expensive mahal
Cheap murah
I, me mine saya / aku
You, your, yours anda (formal)
You, your, yours  kamu/kau (informal)
They mereka
We (excl listener) kita
We (incl listener) kami
Yesterday kemarin
Last night semalam / malam tadi
Today / tonight hari ini / malam ini
Tomorrow besok
Next week / month minggu / bulan depan
Not yet/ before belum / sebelum
Already / after sudah / sesudah
Now sekarang
Later nanti
Sometimes kadang - kadang
Never tidak pernah
Maybe. Possibly mungkin
Impossible tidak mugkin
Ice es
Boiled water air putih
Hot water/ hot springs air panas
Waterfall air terjn
Sea laut
Surf berselancar
This ini
Here disini
Like this begini
That itu
There disitu
Like that begitu
There (further away) disana
Is. To be ada
broken (glass) rusak / pecah
lost. Lose hilang
why kenapa? Mengapa?
Because Karena
What apa
Who siapa
When, If / when kapan/ Kalau
Only hanya
How bagaimana
Wait / waiting tengu / menunggu
Just a moment sebentar
Lets go ayo!
I'm in a hurry buru buru
Wake up bangun
Quickly cepat
Slowly pelan pelan
Ready siap
How many hours? Berapa jam?
What time is it? Jam berapa?
I want / don't want saya mau / tidak mau
I like / don't like saya suka / tidak suka
What do you want? Mau apa?
I need saya perlu
One more satu lagi
No meat tidak daging
Only vegetables hanya sayur
Vegetable stir-fry Capcai
Veg with peanut sauce Gado gado
Chicken satay sate ayam
Fried rice nasi goring
Chilli sambal
Cigarette rokok
I want to saya mau
buy / pay bayar / beli
Problem masalah
No problem tidak masalah
Its nothing tidak apa apa
Its not good itu tidak baik

NUMBERS

  1. One Satu
  2. Two dua
  3. Three tiga
  4. Four empat
  5. Five lima
  6. Six enam
  7. Seven tujuh
  8. Eight delepan
  9. Nine sembilan
  10. Ten sepuluh
  11. Eleven sebelas
  12. Twelve dua belas
  13. Thirteen tiga belas
  14. Fourteen empat belas
  15. Fifteen lima belas
  16. Sixteen enam belas
  17. Seventeen tujuh belas
  18. Eighteen delepan belas
  19. Nineteen sembilan belas
  20. Twenty duapuluh

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