Indonesian Gender

Welcome to the fifth Indonesian lesson about gender. This time we will view a list of people, feminine and masculine, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of expressions in Indonesian to help you practice your daily phrases.

man
man Audio
pria
woman
woman Audio
wanita
husband
husband Audio
suami
wife
wife Audio
istri
boy
boy Audio
anak laki-laki
girl
girl Audio
anak perempuan
father
father Audio
ayah
mother
mother Audio
ibu

Gender Grammar Rules

In general, gender is used to distinguish between male and female, sometimes referred to as masculine and feminine. For example: my son and daughter are students the noun [son] is masculine, while [daughter] is feminine. The following examples use gender in different ways and places to demonstrate their behavior.

Grammar + Rules
Indonesian
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
putra saya adalah pelajar/mahasiswa Audio
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
putri nya adalah pelajar/mahasiswa Audio
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
dia mempunyai seorang saudara laki laki yang tinggi Audio
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
dia mempunyai seorang saudara perempuan yang tinggi Audio
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
saudara laki lakinya masih muda Audio
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
saudara perempuannya masih muda Audio

The list below will probably provide more clarification. These are family members (males and females). I think it would be wise to memorize them as part of your important vocabulary list.

son
son Audio
putra
daughter
daughter Audio
putri
brother
brother Audio
saudara laki laki
sister
sister Audio
saudara perempuan
grandfather
grandfather Audio
kakek
grandmother
grandmother Audio
nenek
child
child Audio
anak
children
children Audio
anak anak

Expressions in Indonesian

Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Indonesian, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.

English
Indonesian
What do you mean?
apa maksudmu? Audio
I don't understand
saya tidak mengerti! Audio
I don't know
saya tidak tahu! Audio
What is that called in Indonesian?
apakah itu dalam bahasa indonesia? Audio
What is this?
apa ini? Audio
What does that word mean in English?
apakah arti kata itu dalam bahasa inggris? Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
maaf Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the gender in Indonesian. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Indonesian Plural   Indonesian Plural

Indonesian Numbers   Indonesian Numbers



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