Indonesian Prepositions

If you're trying to learn Indonesian Prepositions which is also called Bahasa Indonesia, check our courses about time and place prepositions and and demonstrative pronouns... 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 Prepositions

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

Indonesian prepositions link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition. Here are some examples:

English PrepositionsIndonesian Prepositions
PrepositionsPreposisi
inside the housedalam rumah
outside the cardi luar mobil
with medengan saya
without himtanpa dia
under the tabledi bawah meja
after tomorrowsetelah besok
before sunsetsebelum matahari terbenam
but I'm busytapi aku sibuk

Notice the structure of the Prepositions in Indonesian.

List of Prepositions in Indonesian

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

English PrepositionsIndonesian Prepositions
abouttentang
aboveatas
acrossseluruh
aftersetelah
againstterhadap
amongantara
aroundsekitar
assebagai
atdi
beforesebelum
behinddi belakang
belowdi bawah
beneathdi bawah
besidedi samping
betweenantara
beyondluar
buttapi
byoleh
despitemeskipun
downke bawah
duringselama
exceptkecuali
foruntuk
fromdari
indi
insidedalam
intoke
neardekat
nextberikutnya
ofdari
onpada
oppositeseberang
outke luar
outsidedi luar
overatas
perper
plusplus
roundbulat
sincesejak
thandari
throughmelalui
tillsampai
tountuk
towardterhadap
underbawah
unliketidak seperti
untilsampai
upke atas
viamelalui
withdengan
withindalam
withouttanpa
two wordsdua kata
according tomenurut
because ofkarena
close todekat
due todisebabkan oleh
except forkecuali
far fromjauh dari
inside ofdalam
instead ofdaripada
near todekat
next tosebelah
outside ofdi luar
prior tosebelum
three wordstiga kata
as far assejauh
as well asmaupun
in addition tosebagai tambahan pada
in front ofdi depan
in spite ofmeskipun
on behalf ofatas nama
on top ofdi puncak
demonstrativesdemonstratif preposisi
thisini
thatitu
theseini
thoseitu

Time place and demonstrative pronouns have a very important role in Indonesian. Once you're done with the Bahasa Indonesia Prepositions, 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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