Indonesian Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Indonesian. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Indonesian.

Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Indonesian conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:

Present Tense
Indonesian
I speak English
saya berbicara bahasa inggris Audio
you speak French
anda berbicara bahasa perancis Audio
he speaks German
ia berbicara bahasa jerman Audio
she speaks Italian
ia berbicara bahasa italia Audio
we speak Arabic
kami berbicara dalam bahasa arab Audio
they speak Chinese
mereka berbicara bahasa cina Audio

The past tense in Indonesian conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
Indonesian
I visited France
saya mengunjungi prancis Audio
you visited Italy
anda mengunjungi italia Audio
he visited Morocco
ia mengunjungi maroko Audio
she visited China
ia mengunjungi cina Audio
we visited Mexico
kami mengunjungi meksiko Audio
they visited Kenya
mereka berkunjung ke kenya Audio

The future tense in Indonesian conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
Indonesian
I will drink milk
saya akan minum susu Audio
you will drink coffee
anda akan minum kopi Audio
he will drink tea
dia akan minum tehh Audio
she will drink water
dia akan minum air putih Audio
we will drink apple juice
kami akan minum jus apel Audio
they will drink tea
mereka akan minum teh Audio

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear
ear Audio
telinga
eye
eye Audio
mata
mouth
mouth Audio
mulut
nose
nose Audio
hidung
hair
hair Audio
rambut
face
face Audio
wajah
head
head Audio
kepala
heart
heart Audio
jantung
hand
hand Audio
tangan
fingers
fingers Audio
jari jemari
leg
leg Audio
kaki
feet
feet Audio
kaki

Travel Phrases in Indonesian

Imagine yourself in some Indonesian speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!

English
Indonesian
Can you help me?
bisakah anda tolong saya? Audio
Can I help you?
bisa saya bantu? Audio
Where is the airport?
dimana bandara udara? Audio
Go straight
lurus Audio
Then
lalu Audio
Turn left
belok kiri Audio
Turn right
belok kanan Audio

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Indonesian was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Indonesian Vocabulary   Indonesian Vocabulary

Indonesian Audio   Indonesian Audio



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