Javanese Nouns

Welcome to the third Javanese lesson about nouns. This time we will first learn about fruits and vegetables, followed by grammar rules, then food items, finally a conversation in Javanese to help you practice your daily phrases.

potatoes
potatoes
kenthang
tomatoes
tomatoes
tomat
onions
onions
brambang
carrots
carrots
wortel
fruits
fruits
buah/woh
apples
apples
apel
bananas
bananas
gedhang
oranges
oranges
jeruk

Nouns Grammar Rules

In general nouns refer to a person, an object, or abstract ideas. For example: a fast runner the noun is [runner] because it refers to a person. The examples below use nouns in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Javanese
do you have milk?
[verb + noun]
apa kowe duwe susu?
I have milk and coffee
[preposition + noun]
ya, aku duwe susu lan kopi
he has three apples
[number + plural noun]
dheweke duwe apel cacahe telu
she only has one apple
[number + singular noun]
dheweke mung duwe apel cacahe siji
we live in a small house
[adjective + noun]
aku lan kluwarga manggen ana omah cilik
I like our breakfast
[pronoun + noun]
aku seneng sarapan

The following are nouns of food items that you might be interested in learning and memorizing.

bread
bread
roti
milk
milk
susu
butter
butter
mentega
cheese
cheese
keju
coffee
coffee
kopi
sandwich
sandwich
sandwich
meat
meat
daging
chicken
chicken
pitik
fish
fish
iwak banyu
breakfast
breakfast
sarapan
lunch
lunch
mangan awan
dinner
dinner
mangan bengi

Conversation in Javanese

Now we finally reach the fun part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.

English
Javanese
Do you speak (English/ Javanese)?
kowe isa ngomong (Inggris/Jawa)?
Just a little
Mung sithik
I like Javanese
Aku seneng basa Jawa
Can I practice with you?
Isa praktek karo kowe?
How old are you?
Pira umurmu?
I'm thirty three years old
Umurku telung puluh tahun
It was nice talking to you
Seneng isa ngobrol karo kowe

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the nouns in Javanese. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now check the next lesson below.

Javanese Adjectives   Javanese Adjectives

Javanese Plural   Javanese Plural



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