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Indonesian Vocabulary Bank

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Essentials
   
I Saya
   
You Anda
   
Thank-you. Terima kasih
   
You're welcome. Kembali.
   
Excuse me Permisi
   
Sorry Maaf / Sorri
   
Yes. (often meaning yes I understand, not yes I agree) Ya
   
No. Tidak
   
No problem / it is OK Tidak apa-apa.
   
Be careful / Watch out Hati-hati
   
Good morning (4 to 10am) Selamat pagi (formal) Pagi (informal)
   
Good afternoon (10 to 2pm) Selamat siang (formal) Siang (informal)
   
Good evening (2 to 6pm) Selamat sore (formal) Sore (informal)
   
Good night (6 to 4am) Selamat malam (formal) Malam (informal)
   
Good night (Bed Time!) Selamat Tidur
   
Please / Offering Silakan
   
Can Bias
   
May Boleh
   
Will / going to Akan
   
 
Common Questions & Answers
   
(most if not all questions are appropriate in Indonesia so don’t worry if the questions get a bit too personal by western standards)
   
How are you? What's new? Apa kabar?
   
Fine Baik (baik baik saja)
   
Where are you from? Dari mana?
   
Where are you originally from? Asli dari mana?
   
I am from…… Saya dari…….
   
Where are you going? Ke mana?
   
I am going to….. Saya mau ke……
   
Have you been in Indonesia long? Sudah lama di Indonesia?
   
I have been in Indonesia for (one…….) Saya sudah (satu…..) di Indonesia
   
Day Hari
   
Week Minggu
   
Month Bulan
   
Year tahun
   
Are you married? Sudah kawin?
   
Do you have children? Sudah punya anak?
   
Already Sudah
   
Not Yet Belum
   
How old are you? Berapa umurnya?
   
My age is Umur saya….
   
Where do you live? Tinggal dimana?
   
I live in…… Saya Tinggal di……
   
What time is it. jam berapa
   
 
Directions
   
To the left / right Ke kiri / kanan
   
straight ahead. Terus / lurus
   
here / there Sini / sana
   
Where are you going? Ke mana?
   
I am going to Saya mau ke
   
Where is……? …… dimana?
   
Where is...... street? Di mana Jalan (Jl.)...
   
Stop! Berhenti! / Stop!
   
I want to go home. Saya mau pulang.
   
Use the Meter (for a taxi) Paki argo
   
Wrong Salah
   
Near Dekat
   
Far Jauh
   
From Dari
   
To Ke
   
Toilet Kamar kecil / WC
   
Embassy Kedutaan besar
   
Car Mobil
   
Motorcycle Sepeda motor (motor)
   
 
Shopping
   
I want ..... Saya mau
   
How much/many Berapa
   
How much is this Ini berapa
   
How much is that Itu berapa
   
Really! Masah!
   
Expensive Mahal
   
Cheap Murah
   
No, thank you Tidak, terima kasih
   
Shop / Store Toko
   
How much is it? Berapa? /berapa harganya?
   
Do you want more? Tambah lagi?
   
One more! Satu lagi!
   
Fixed price Harga pas
   
Price Harga
   
Money changer Penukar uang
   
Change(of money) Uang kembali
   
Money Uang
   
Is there….? Ada….?
   
Colours / colors Warna
   
 
Numbers
   
1 Satu
   
2 Dua
   
3 Tiga
   
4 Empat
   
5 Lima
   
6 Enam
   
7 Tujuh
   
8 Delapan
   
9 Sembilan
   
10 Sepuluh
   
11 Sebelas
   
12 Duabelas
   
20 Dua puluh
   
30 Tiga puluh
   
21 Dua puluh satu
   
100 Seratus
   
200 Dua ratus
   
1,000 Seribu
   
2,000 Dua ratus
   
1,000,000 Sejuta
   
2,000,000 Dua juta
   
 
Eating Out / Food and Drink
   
makan pagi breakfast
   
makan siang lunch
   
makan malam dinner
   
restoran, rumah makan restaurant
   
makanan food
   
minuman drink
   
garpu fork
   
sendok spoon
   
pisau knife
   
cangkir cup
   
piring plate
   
gelas glass
   
air putih boiled water
   
air es iced water
   
teh tea
   
kopi coffee
   
susu milk
   
nasi rice
   
mie, bihun, bakmie, noodles
   
ikan fish
   
udang prawn
   
sayur vegetables
   
buah fruit
   
telur egg
   
gula sugar
   
garam salt
   
lada hitam black pepper
   
cabe chili
   
 
Verbs - Actions
   
Arrive Datang
   
Ask Bertanya (ask a question)
   
Ask Minta (ask for help or things)
   
Be Jadi
   
Become Menjadi
   
Begin Mulai
   
Break Merusak (break stuff)
   
Break Melanggar (break rules)
   
Break Memecahkan (break fragile things)
   
Break Mematahkan (break legs; break sticks)
   
Bring Bawa
   
Build Membangun; Mendirikan
   
Burn Bakar
   
Buy Beli
   
Call Panggil
   
Choose Pilih
   
Clean Membersihkan
   
Close Menutup/ tutup
   
Come Datang
   
Cut Memotong/ Potong
   
Dance Menari
   
Do Melakukan
   
Dream Mimpi
   
Drink Minum
   
Eat Makan
   
Enter / come in Masuk
   
Fall Jatuh
   
Find Menemukan
   
Finish – tangible items Habis
   
Finish – intangible items Selesi
   
Forget Melupakan/ Lupa
   
Get Mendapatkan/ Dapat
   
Go Pergi
   
Hear Mendengar/ Dengar
   
Help / ask for assitance Menolong/ Tolong
   
Kiss Mencium/ Cium
   
Know Mengenal/ Kenal ; Mengetahui/ Tahu
   
Laugh Tertawa
   
Learn Mempelajari
   
Like Menyukai/ Suka
   
Live Tinggal
   
Look Melihat/ Lihat
   
Love Mencintai/ Cinta
   
Make Membuat/ Buat
   
Mean Bermaksud
   
Meet Bertemu
   
Need Membutuhkan/ Butuh
   
Open Membuka/ Buka
   
Play Bermain/ Main
   
Push Mendorong/ Dorong
   
Read Membaca/ Baca
   
Remember Mengingat/ Ingat
   
Return Mengembalikan/ Kembali
   
Run Berlari/ Lari
   
Say Berkata
   
See Melihat/ Lihat
   
Sell Menjual/ Jual
   
Send Mengirim/ Kirim
   
Sit Duduk
   
Sleep Tidur
   
Speak Berbicara/ bicara
   
Take Mengambil/ Ambil
   
Talk Berbicara/ Bicara
   
Teach Mengajar
   
Tell Menceritakan; memberitahu
   
Think Berpikir/ Pikir
   
Understand Mengerti
   
Wait Menunggu/ Tunggu
   
Want Mau
  Menginginkan/ Ingin
   
Work Bekerja/ Kerja
   
Would like / request Minta