Indonesian Adverbs

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Indonesian Adverbs

Learning the Indonesian Adverbs is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Indonesian language. But first we need to know what the role of Adverbs is in the structure of the grammar in Indonesian.

Indonesian adverbs are part of speech. Generally they're words that modify any part of language other than a noun. Adverbs can modify verbs, adjectives (including numbers), clauses, sentences and other adverbs.

Grammar Tips:

While in English adverbs are usually formed by adding (-ly) to adjectives. In Indonesian many adverbs are formed this way:

 

pelan (slow) becomes pelan-pelan (slowly)

sempurna (perfect) becomes dengan sempurna (perfectly)

 

However that’s not always the case. Some words are adverbs by nature. For example:

sekarang (now), benar-benar (really),  segera (soon), malam ini (tonight), cantik (pretty), hampir (almost)

are all Indonesian adverbs.


Here are some examples:

English AdverbsIndonesian Adverbs
adverbskata keterangan
I read a book sometimesSaya membaca buku kadang-kadang
I will never smokeAku tidak akan pernah merokok
are you alone?apakah kamu sendirian ?

Notice the structure of the Adverbs in Indonesian.

List of Adverbs in Indonesian

Below is a list of the Adverbs of time place manner and frequency in Indonesian placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Indonesian vocabulary.

English AdverbsIndonesian Adverbs
adverbs of timekata keterangan waktu
yesterdaykemarin
todayhari ini
tomorrowbesok
nowsekarang
thenkemudian
laterkemudian
tonightmalam ini
right nowsekarang juga
last nighttadi malam
this morningpagi ini
next weekminggu depan
alreadysudah
recentlybaru-baru ini
latelyakhir-akhir ini
soonsegera
immediatelysegera
stillmasih
yetmasih
agosilam
adverbs of placekata keterangan tempat
heredi sini
theresana
over theredi sana
everywheremana-mana
anywheredi manapun
nowheretidak dimanapun
homerumah
awayjauh
outke luar
adverbs of manneradverbia ragam
verysangat
quiteagak
prettycantik
reallybenar-benar
fastcepat
wellbaik
hardkeras
quicklysegera
slowlypelan-pelan
carefullyhati-hati
hardlytidak
barelybaru saja
mostlykebanyakan
almosthampir
absolutelysama sekali
togetherbersama
alonesendirian
adverbs of frequencyadverbia frekuensi
alwaysselalu
frequentlysering
usuallybiasanya
sometimeskadang-kadang
occasionallykadang-kadang
seldomjarang
rarelyjarang
nevertak pernah

Adverbs of time place manner and frequency have a very important role in Indonesian. Once you're done with the Bahasa Indonesia Adverbs, you might want to check the rest of our Indonesian lessons here: Learn Indonesian. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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