Indonesian Vocabulary

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

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

Indonesian vocabulary is the set of words you should be familiar with. A vocabulary usually grows and evolves with age, and serves as a useful and fundamental tool for communication and acquiring knowledge. Here are some examples:

English VocabularyIndonesian Vocabulary
Vocabulary
colorswarna
blackhitam
bluebiru
browncokelat
grayabu-abu
greenhijau
orangeoranye (color), jeruk (fruit)
purpleungu
redmerah
whiteputih
yellowkuning

List of Vocabulary in Indonesian

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

English VocabularyIndonesian Vocabulary
sizesukuran
bigbesar
deepdalam
longpanjang
narrowsempit
shortpendek
smallkecil
talltinggi
thicktebal
thintipis
widelebar
tastesselera
bitterpahit
freshsegar
saltyasin
sourasam
spicypedas
sweetmanis
qualitieskualitas
badburuk
cleanbersih
darkgelap
difficultsulit
dirtykotor
drykering
easymudah
emptykosong
expensivemahal
fastcepat
foreignasing
fullpenuh
goodbaik
hardkeras
heavyberat
inexpensivemurah
lightcahaya, ringan
localsetempat, lokal
newbaru
noisybising
oldtua
powerfulkuat
quiettenang
correctbenar
slowlambat
softlembut
verysangat
weaklemah
wetbasah
wrongsalah
youngmuda
foodmakanan
almondskacang almond
breadroti
breakfastsarapan
buttermentega
candypermen
cheesekeju
chickenayam
cuminjinten
dessertpencuci mulut
dinnermakan malam
fishikan
fruitbuah
ice creames krim
lambdaging domba
lemonjeruk nipis
lunchmakan siang
mealmakan
meatdaging
ovenoven
pepperlada
plantstanaman
porkdaging babi
saladsalad
saltgaram
sandwichsandwich
sausagesosis
soupsup
sugargula
suppermakan malam
turkeykalkun
appleapel
bananapisang
orangesjeruk
peachespersik
peanutkacang tanah
pearspir
pineapplenanas
grapesanggur
strawberriesstroberi
vegetablessayur-sayuran
carrotwortel
cornjagung
cucumberketimun
garlicbawang putih
lettuceselada
oliveszaitun
onionsbawang
pepperspaprika
potatoeskentang
pumpkinlabu kuning
beanskacang
tomatoestomat
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
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
thisini
thatitu
theseini
thoseitu
QuestionsPertanyaan
how?bagaimana?
what?apa?
who?siapa?
why?mengapa?
where?mana?
different objectsobjek yang berbeda
artseni
bankbank
beachpantai
bookbuku
by bicycledengan bersepeda
by busdengan bus
by cardengan mobil
by traindengan kereta api
cafekafe
countrynegara
desertgurun
dictionarykamus
earthbumi
flowersbunga-bunga
footballsepak bola
foresthutan
gamepermainan
gardentaman
geographygeografi
historysejarah
houserumah
islandpulau
lakedanau
libraryperpustakaan
mathmatematika
moonbulan
mountaingunung
moviesbioskop
musicmusik
oceansamudra
officekantor
on footberjalan kaki
playerpemain
riversungai
scienceilmu pengetahuan
sealaut
skylangit
soccersepak bola
starsbintang
supermarketsupermarket
swimming poolkolam renang
theaterteater
treepohon
weathercuaca
bad weathercuaca jelek
cloudyberawan
colddingin
cooldingin
foggyberkabut
hotpanas
nice weathercuaca bagus
pouringpenuangan
rainhujan
raininghujan
snowsalju
snowingturun salju
icees
sunnycerah
windyberangin
springmusim semi
summermusim panas
autumnmusim gugur
wintermusim dingin
peopleorang-orang
auntbibi
babybayi
brothersaudara
cousinsepupu
daughterputri
dentistdokter gigi
doctordokter
fatherayah
grandfatherkakek
grandmothernenek
husbandsuami
motheribu
nephewkeponakan
niecekeponakan
nurseperawat
policemanpolisi
postmantukang pos
professorprofesor
sonputra
teacherguru
unclepaman
wifeistri

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