Indonesian Adjectives

Welcome to the second Indonesian lesson about adjectives. This time we will first learn about colors, followed by grammar rules, then weather expressions, finally a conversation in Indonesian to help you practice your daily phrases.

black
black Audio
hitam
grey
grey Audio
abu-abu
white
white Audio
putih
blue
blue Audio
biru
green
green Audio
hijau
yellow
yellow Audio
kuning
red
red Audio
merah
brown
brown Audio
coklat

Adjectives Grammar Rules

In general adjectives are words which describe or modify another person or object in a given sentence. For example: a beautiful flower the adjective is [beautiful] because it describes the noun [flower]. The following examples use adjectives in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar Rules
Indonesian
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
rumah saya adalah putih Audio
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
negara anda adalah besar Audio
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
buku buku baru adalah mahal Audio
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
kami senang di sini Audio
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
ia memiliki tiga anjing kecil Audio
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
bahasa ini sangat mudah Audio
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
saya memiliki rumah kaca kecil Audio

We're not done yet! The following is a list of more adjectives for you, often used when referring to weather conditions. I think it would be wise to memorize them.

cold
cold Audio
dingin
hot
hot Audio
panas
cloudy
cloudy Audio
berawan
rainy
rainy Audio
hujan
snowy
snowy Audio
turun salju
sunny
sunny Audio
cerah
windy
windy Audio
berangin
warm
warm Audio
hangat

Conversation in Indonesian

Now we finally reach the most exciting part, the practice of the daily expressions used in almost every conversation. I recommend memorizing these phrases, because you will need them for sure.

English
Indonesian
hi
halo! Audio
how are you?
apa kabar? Audio
I'm good, thank you
baik-baik saja, terima kasih! Audio
and you?
bagaimana dengan anda? Audio
what is your name?
siapa nama anda? Audio
my name is Maya
nama saya adalah maya Audio
nice to meet you
senang bertemu dengan anda! Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about adjectives in Indonesian. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. The next lesson is below.

Indonesian Alphabet   Indonesian Alphabet

Indonesian Nouns   Indonesian Nouns



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