Important Words

Reading Signs

Meaning Buka Open Tutup Closed Dorong Push Tarik Pull Masuk Enter Keluar Exit Pintu Darurat Emergency Exit WC/Toilet Toilet Kamar Mandi Bathroom Pria Man Wanita Women Umum Public Bukan Jalan Umum Not for…

Taste

manis – sweet asin – salty asam – sour pedas – refers to the hotness of chilli panas – hot dingin – cold Contoh (Example): Makanan ini rasanya enak. This food taste delicious….

Color

These are the six main colours in Indonesian: hitam (black), merah (red), hijau (green), biru (blue), putih (white) and kuning (yellow). Mobil merah Red car Apa warna mobil Anda? What colour is your…

Telling the Time

Jam is not exactly the same as the English “o’clock”. “O’clock” is only used in English to mark the hours and not the divisions of an hour. We say “two o’clock” but not…

Name of the Months

 Name of the Months January February March April May June July August September October November December Januari Februari Maret April Mei Juni Juli Agustus September Oktober November Desember Past and Future To talk…

Days of The Week

Days of the Week Monday Senin Tuesday Selasa Wednesday Rabu Thursday Kamis Friday Jumat Saturday Sabtu Sunday Minggu Temporal Marker the day before yesterday kemarin dulu yesterday kemarin today hari ini tomorrow besok…

Numbers

1 satu 21 dua puluh satu 2 dua 25 dua puluh lima 3 tiga 30 tiga puluh 4 empat 50 lima puluh 5 lima 65 enam puluh lima 6 enam 72 tujuh puluh…

Talk About The Weather

Meaning Hari ini cuacanya bagus Cuaca hari ini bagus The weather is good today It’s a good day today Hari ini cuacanya jelek Cuaca hari ini jelek The weather is bad today panas…

How much? How Many?

In English there are several different question-words or phrases that you use when asking a “number question”. Two of them are “what” and “how many”. So you can say, for example “What is…

How Many Times and Ordinal Numbers

To talk about the number of times an event is repeated you use kali (times). You refer to one-off events, i.e. single occurrences of an event, with sekali or satu kali (once). Sri…

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