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250 Indonesian Verbs – Grammar and Examples

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In this article, we will show you common Indonesian Verbs that are used in many occasion and conversation. You can use these verbs in your daily conversation with your friends, family, and colleagues. Here, we are going to divide verbs based on the locations where those usually are done. So you will not have any kind of trouble to decide which verb to use in your daily conversation. Not only that, we also provide example sentences for each verb, plus we provide the translations for each sentences! Very useful, no. Without further ado, let’s start!

  1. Common Verbs Uses In Daily 

In this part, we provide some common and useful Indonesian verbs that can be applied in your house.

Indonesian VerbsMeaning
Tidur(To) Sleep
Tidur Siang(To) Take a nap
Bangun tidur(To) Wake up
Menonton TV(To) Watch TV
Mandi(To) Take a shower
Belajar(To) Study
Membaca(To) Read
Sarapan(To eat) Breakfast
Makan siang(To eat) Lunch
Makan Malam(To eat) Dinner
Memasak(To) Cook
Mencuci(To) Wash
Tinggal(To) Live in

Here is the explanation and the example of Indonesian Verbs in Sentences:

  • Tidur = (To) Sleep
    Saya tidur di kasur.
    I sleep on the bed.
  • Tidur Siang = (To) Take a Nap
    Saya tidur siang di sofa.
    I am taking a nap on the couch.
  • Bangun tidur = (To) Wake up
    Saya bangun tidur setiap jam lima pagi.
    I wake up at five o’clock in the morning.
  • Menonton TV = (To) Watch TV
    Saya selalu menonton TV sepulang sekolah.
    I always watch TV after school.
  • Mandi = (To) Take a Shower.
    Saya mandi sebelum berangkat ke sekolah.
    I take a shower before go to school.
  • Belajar = (To) Study
    Saya belajar setiap sore.
    I study every evening.
  • Membaca = (To) Reading
    Ayah saya membaca Koran saat istirahat.
    My dad read newspaper on his break time.
  • Sarapan = (To eat) Breakfast.
    Saya jarang melewatkan sarapan di pagi hari.
    I rarely skip to eat breakfast in the morning.
  • Makan siang = (To eat) Lunch
    Ibu menyiapkan untuk makan siang.
    Mom prepares to eat lunch
  • Makan malam = (To eat) Dinner
    Kami sedang makan malam.
    We are having dinner
  • Memasak = (To) Cook
    Ibu kami sedang memasak makan malam.
    Out mother is cooking
  • Mencuci = (To) Wash
    Kami harus mencuci pakaian kami sendiri.
    We have to wash our own clothes.
  • Tinggal = (To) Live In
    Kami tinggal di sebuah rumah kecil yang terletak di pedesaan.
    We live in a small house that is located in a village.

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2. Indonesian Verbs Used In School Conversation 

In this part, we provide some common and useful Indonesian verbs that can be applied at school.

Indonesian VerbsMeaning
Belajar(To) Study
Mengajar(To) Teach
Meminjam(To) Borrow
Meminjamkan(To) Lend
Menulis(To) Write
Bermain(To) Play
Mengobrol(To) Talk
Terlambat(To) Late
Membolos(To) Skip class.
Bertanya(To) Ask.
Menjawab(To) Answer.
Mengangkat tangan.(To) Raise hand.
Memahami(To) Learn.

Here is the explanation and the example of Indonesian Verbs in Sentences:

  • Belajar = (To) Study
    Kami belajar di kelas.
    We are studying in the classroom.
  • Mengajar = (To) Teach
    Guru kesukaan saya sedang mengajar.
    My favorite teacher is teaching.
  • Meminjam = (To) Borrow.
    Saya meminjam sebuah penghapus.
    I borrow an eraser.
  • Meminjamkan = (To) Lend
    Dia meminjamkan saya sebuah penghapus.
    He lend me an eraser.
  • Menulis = (To) Write
    Dia menulis di buku catatan saya.
    He writes on my notebook.
  • Bermain = (To) Play
    Kami bermain pada waktu istirahat.
    We play on break time.
  • Mengobrol = (To) Talk
    Kami tidak diizinkan mengobrol pada saat pelajaran.
    We are not allowed to talk on the lecture.
  • Terlambat = (To) Late
    Dia tidak pernah terlambat
    She is never late.
  • Membolos = (To) Skip class
    Dia tidak pernah membolos 
    She never skips class.
  • Bertanya = (To) Ask
    Guru kami bertanya kepada kami suatu pertanyaan yang sulit.
    Our teacher asked us a very hard question.
  • Menjawab = (To) Answer
    Dia menjawab pertanyaan guru dengan tepat.
    He answered our teacher’s question correctly.
  • Mengangkat Tangan = (To) Raise hand
    Semua murid harus mengangkat tangan sebelum menjawab pertanyaan.
    All of the students have to raise hand before answering questions.
  • Memahami = (To) Learn
    Saya mengalami kesulitan dalam memahami matematika.
    I am having a trouble in learning mathematics.

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3. Common Indonesian Verbs Used In Restaurant Talks 

In this part, we provide some common and useful Indonesian verbs that can be applied in at restaurant.

Indonesian VerbsMeaning
Makan(To) Eat
Minum(To) Drink
Memesan(To) Order
Membaca menu(To) Read the menu
Bertanya(To) Ask
Mengunyah(To) Chew
Menyajikan(To) Serve
Memasak(To) Cook
Menyeduh(To) Brew
Mengaduk(To) Stir
Menikmati(To) Enjoy
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Here is the explanation and the example of Indonesian Verbs in Sentences:

  • Makan = (To) Eat
    Saya makan nasi dan ikan.
    I eat rice and fish.
  • Minum = (To) Drink
    Kami minum jus apel.
    We are drinking apple juices.
  • Memesan = (To) Order.
    Teman saya belum memesan apapun sejak tadi.
    My friend has not ordered anything yet.
  • Membaca Menu = (To) Read the Menu
    Saya belum bisa memutuskan apa yang saya inginkan sebelum saya membaca menu.
    I could not decide what I want before I read the menu.
  • Bertanya = (To) Ask
    Anda bisa bertanya kepada pelayan.
    You can ask the waiter.
  • Mengunyah = (To) Chew
    Adik saya kesulitan mengunyah
    My brother is having a hard time to chew his food.
  • Menyajikan = (To) Serve
    Pelayan tersebut menyajikan pesanan kami.
    The waiter serve our orders.
  • Memasak = (To) Cook
    Koki sedang memasak pesanan kami.
    The cook is cooking our order.
  • Mengaduk = (To) Stir
    Saya mengaduk teh saya sebelum meminumnya.
    I stir my tea before I drink it.
  • Menyeduh = (To) Brew
    Pelayan sedang menyeduh teh pesanan saya.
    The waiter is brewing the tea that I ordered.
  • Menikmati = (To) Enjoy
    Kami sungguh menikmati pelayanan di rumah makan ini.
    We really do enjoy the service in this restaurant.

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4. Common Indonesian Verbs Used In Market 

In this part, we provide some common and useful Indonesian verbs that can be applied in at market.

Indonesian VerbsMeaning
Berbelanja(To) Shop
Membeli(To) Buy
Membayar(To) Pay
Memilih(To) Choose
Bertanya(To) Ask
Menyetujui(To) Deal
Mencari(To) Search
Melihat-lihat(To) Window Shop
Menawarkan(To) Offer
Menjual(To) Sell
Menawar(To) Bid

Here is the explanation and the example of Indonesian Verbs in Sentences:

  • Berbelanja = (To) Shop
    Ibu saya selalu berbelanja di hari Senin.
    My mother always shops on Monday.
  • Membeli = (To) Buy
    Kakak saya ingin membeli
    My brother wants to buy vegetables.
  • Membayar = (To) Pay
    Kita harus membayar dengan uang tunai di pasar tradisional.
    We have to pay with cash in traditional market.
  • Memilih = (To) Choose
    Dia memilih kemeja berwarna biru langit.
    He choose shirt in sky blue color.
  • Bertanya = (To) Ask
    Kita harus bertanya harga barang sebelum memutuskan untuk membeli barang tersebut.
    We have to ask for product prices before deciding to buy that product.
  • Menyetujui = (To) Deal
    Kita dapat membeli suatu barang setelah menyetujui harga yang ditawarkan
  • Mencari = (To) Search
    Saya sedang mencari pakaian yang bagus sebagai hadiah ulang tahun.
    I am searching for a nice clothes as a birthday present.
  • Melihat-lihat = (To) Window Shop
    Karena tidak membawa uang tunai, saya hanya bisa melihat-lihat.
    Since I don’t have cash, I can only window shopping.
  • Menawarkan = (To) Offer
    Para penjual jajanan menawarkan dagangan mereka kepada kami.
    The street food sellers are offering us their products.
  • Menjual = (To) Sell
    Para penjual jajanan menjual berbagai makanan menarik.
    The street food sellers are selling various interesting foods.
  • Menawar = (To) Bid
    Saya tidak suka menawar ketika berbelanja.
    I don’t like to bid when I am shopping.

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More Verbs in Indonesian to Learn

Here are more Indonesian Verbs you need to learn as a beginner:

  • to accumulate: mengumpulkan, menghimpun
  • to add: menambah
  • to admit: mengakui
  • to advance: mendahului, memajukan, mempercepat
  • to allow: mengizinkan
  • to answe: menjawab
  • to apologize: meminta maaf
  • to appear: kelihatan, tampak
  • to appreciate; menghormati
  • to approach; mendekati, menjelang
  • to arise; bangun, berdiri
  • to arrange; mengatur
  • to arrest; menangkap, menahan
  • to arrive; datang
  • to ask; bertanya, meminta
  • to assemble; memasang, berkumpul
  • to assist; membantu, menolong
  • to attempt; mencoba
  • to attend; menghadiri
  • to attract; menarik
  • to bark; menggonggong
  • to beat (hit); memukul
  • to become alive; hidup
  • to begin; mulai, memulai
  • to believe; percaya, mempercayai
  • to bend; menekuk, melipat, membengkokkan
  • to bet; bertaruh, mengira
  • to bind; terjepit
  • to bind (book); menjilid
  • to bind (wound; membalut
  • to bloom; berkembang, berbunga
  • to blow; meniup
  • to boil; merebus
  • to borrow; meminjam
  • to break; memecahkan, mematahkan
  • to breathe in men; hirup/menarik nafas
  • to breathe out; mengeluarkan nafas
  • to bring; membawa
  • to build; membangun
  • to burn; membakar
  • to buy; membeli
  • to call; memanggil
  • to calm; menenangkan
  • to care; mempedulikan
  • to carry; membawa
  • to carry on; mengadakan, meneruskan, melanjutkan
  • to carve; mengukir, memotong
  • to cause; mengakibatkan
  • to celebrate; merayakan
  • to certain; memastikan
  • to change; mengganti, mengubah
  • to cheat; mencontek
  • to check; memeriksa, mengecek
  • to chew; mengunyah
  • to choke; mencekik
  • to choose; memilih
  • to chuck; mebuang, melemparkan
  • to classify; mengklasifikasikan
  • to clear; membersihkanto climb memanjat
  • to close; menutup
  • to collect; mengumpulkan
  • to come; datang
  • to commend; menghargai, memuji
  • to compare; membandingkan
  • to compete; berkompetisi
  • to complete; melengkapi
  • to conceal; menyembunyikan
  • to congratulate; memberi selamat
  • to connect; menghubungkan
  • to consider; menyadari
  • to consult; memperundingkan
  • to love; cinta, mencintai

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