Indonesian Feminine

If you're trying to learn Indonesian Feminine which is also called Bahasa Indonesia, check our courses about genders: Feminine and Masculine... to help you with your Indonesian grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Indonesian. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Indonesian Feminine

Learning the Indonesian Feminine 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 Feminine is in the structure of the grammar in Indonesian.

Indonesian feminine refers to female qualities attributed specifically to women and girls or things considered feminine. The complement to feminine is masculine.

Grammar Tips:

anak laki-laki (son) becomes anak perempuan (daughter), murid laki-lakiĀ  (student masc.) becomes murid perempuan (student fem.)

Note that some words cannot change into feminine; instead a whole new word should be used, example: pria(man), wanita (woman).


Here are some examples:

English FeminineIndonesian Feminine
FeminineWanita
he is happyia senang
she is happydia senang
he is Americandia orang Amerika
she is Americandia orang Amerika
manpria
womanwanita
fatherayah
motheribu
brothersaudara laki-laki
sistersaudara perempuan
unclepaman
auntbibi
bullbanteng
cowsapi
boyanak laki-laki
girlanak perempuan

Notice the structure of the Feminine in Indonesian.

List of Feminine in Indonesian

Below is a list of objects, can you determine whether they're feminine, masculine or plural in Indonesian? Memorizing this table will also help you add very useful and important words to your Indonesian vocabulary.

English VocabularyIndonesian Vocabulary
objectsobyek
bathroomkamar mandi
bedtempat tidur
bedroomkamar tidur
ceilinglangit-langit
chairkursi
clothespakaian
coatmantel
cupcangkir
deskmeja tulis
dressgaun
floorlantai
forkgarpu
furnituremebel
glasskaca
hattopi
houserumah
inktinta
jacketjaket
kitchendapur
knifepisau
lamplampu
lettersurat
mappeta
newspapersurat kabar
notebookbuku catatan
pantscelana
paperkertas
penpena
pencilpensil
pharmacyfarmasi
picturegambar
platepiring
refrigeratorlemari es
restaurantrestoran
roofatap
roomkamar
rugpermadani
scissorsgunting
shampoosampo
shirtkemeja
shoessepatu
soapsabun
sockskaus kaki
spoonsendok
tablemeja
toilettoilet
toothbrushsikat gigi
toothpastepasta gigi
towelhanduk
umbrellapayung
underwearpakaian dalam
walldinding
walletdompet
windowjendela
telephonetelepon

Feminine and Masculine have a very important role in Indonesian. Once you're done with the Bahasa Indonesia Feminine, 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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