Indonesian Plural

If you're trying to learn Indonesian Plural which is also called Bahasa Indonesia, check our courses about Plural and Singular... 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 Plural

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

Indonesian Plurals are grammatical numbers, typically referring to more than one of the referent in the real world. In the English language, singular and plural are the only grammatical numbers.

Grammar Tips:

While in English, the plural is formed by adding (s) to the singular. In Indonesian, this is how it’s formed:

seorang teman (a friend) becomes: teman-teman (some friends)

seorang wanita (one woman) becomes: beberapa wanita (some women)

buku saya ( my book) becomes : buku-buku saya ( my books)

aku kedinginan ( i'm cold) becomes : kita dingin ( we're cold)

ini adalah mobil merahku (this is my red car) becomes:ini adalah mobil-mobil merahku (these are my red cars)


Here are some examples:

English PluralIndonesian Plural
PluralJamak
my bookbuku saya
my booksbuku-buku saya
our daughterputri kami
our daughtersputri-putri kami
I'm coldAku kedinginan
we're coldkita dingin
his chickensayam-ayamnya
their chickenayam mereka

Notice the structure of the Plural in Indonesian.

List of Plurals in Indonesian

Below is a list of the Plurals and Singulars in Indonesian placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Indonesian vocabulary.

English PluralIndonesian Plural
alligatorbuaya
alligatorsbuaya
bearberuang
bearsberuang
birdburung
birdsburung
bullbanteng
bullsbanteng
catkucing
catskucing
cowsapi
cowssapi
deerrusa
many deerbanyak rusa
doganjing
dogsanjing
donkeykeledai
donkeyskeledai
eagleburung elang
eagleselang
elephantgajah
elephantsgajah
giraffejerapah
giraffesjerapah
goatkambing
goatskambing
horsekuda
horseskuda
lionsinga
lionssinga
monkeymonyet
monkeysmonyet
mousetikus
micetikus
rabbitkelinci
rabbitskelinci
snakeular
snakesular
tigerharimau
tigersharimau
wolfserigala
wolvesserigala

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