Indonesian Words A-Z List – Meaning – Alphabets

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Indonesian Words A-Z Lists 

Indonesian Word Part of speech       English Meaning
ada v. there is, there are; to have; to be
adalah  (1) p. was; were; am; is; are; to be; there was
adalah  (2) n. equation mark; equal sign
agar p. in order to; in order that; so that; for
air n. water; juice; liquid; fluid
akan p. will; shall
akibat n. result; consequence; outcome; effect; impact
aku pron. I, me; myself
anak n. child; offspring; issue
anda pron. you; your
antara p. among; between; intermediate
apa p. what; which; whether; if; or
atas  (1) p. for; about; according to
atas  (2) p. upper; above; over; onto; aloft; up
atau p. or; nor
bagi  (1) adv. for; regarding; in order to; on behalf of
bagi  (2) n. share; fraction; part; portion
bagian n. portion; part; share; fraction; piece; section
bagus adj. good; fine; splendid; excellent
bahkan adv. moreover; in fact; what is more; even; yes
bahwa p. that; a conjunction word
baik adj. good; well; nice; fine
banyak adj. much; many; numerous; considerable; a lot
barang n. things; goods; luggage; items; objects; articles
baru  (1) adj. new; fresh; recent; novel
baru  (2) adj. only; just
beberapa adj. several; some; a few; various
begitu p. like that; in that manner; such; so
belum adv. not yet; maybe later
benar adj. real; right; correct; valid; honest; true
bersama v. being together; with; joint; similar; common
besar adj. big; great; large; sizeable; great
biasa adj. usual; ordinary; normal; common; general
bila p. when; if
bisa  (1) adj. able; capable; possible; can; may
bisa  (2) n. poison; venom
boleh adv. may; can; possibly; allowed; perhaps; could
buah n. fruit; an object like a fruit; a piece; a unit
bukan adv. no; not; false; just the opposite
cara n. way; manner; method; procedure; means
cepat adj. fast; quick; rapid; swift; speedy
cukup adj. sufficient; enough; ample; adequate
dalam p. in; on; within; into; inside; deep
dan p. and; plus
dapat  (1) adv. can; able to; possible; may
dapat  (2) v. to get; obtain; find; acquire
dari p. from; than; of; through; since
datang v. to come; arrive
dengan p. with; by; by means of; in
depan  (1) adv. upcoming; in the future; in front
depan  (2) n. the front; the future; the facing side
di p. at, on, in, to
dia  (ia) pron. he; she; him; her; it
dilakukan v.pass did; done; carried out; undertaken
diri  (1) n. self; oneself; person
diri  (2) v. to stand; to be standing up
dulu  (dahulu) adv. formerly; earlier; previous; before; ago; in the past
hal n. situation; condition; circumstance; matter

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hanya adv. just; merely; only; simply
harga n. price; cost; value
hari n. day
harus adv. must; should; obliged to; have to; imperative
hati n. heart; liver; emotional center; inner self
hidup  (1) v. to have life; to be living; to be alive; to exist
hidup  (2) adj. alive; living; existing; animate
hingga  (1) p. up to; as far as; until
hingga  (2) n. border; boundary; limits; end
ia (dia) pron. he; she; it
ingin v. to desire; want; covet; wish for
ini p. this; these; here
itu p. that; those
jadi  (1) v. to happen; occur; take place; become; to be
jadi  (2) p. so; thus; therefore; consequently
jalan  (1) n. street; road; path; way; course; journey; career
jalan  (2) n. manner; method; way of doing
jangan p. don’t; do not; must not; can’t
jauh adj. far; distant; far away; off; away
jelas adj. clear; distinct; settled; obvious
jika p. if; when; as long as; provided that
juga adv. too; also; as well as; still; yet; either
jumlah n. sum; total; amount; quantity; tally
juta n. million; one million  (1,000,000)


kalau p. if; when; on the condition that
kali  (1) n. river; stream
kali  (2) n. time; occurrence; time period
kami pron. we; us; our (excluding the persons talked to)
kamu pron. you
karena p. because; therefore; cause; reason
kata  (1) n. word; term; saying; phrase; remark
kata  (2) v. said; spoke; stated
ke p. towards; in direction of; to
kecil adj. little; small; insignificant; dinky
kecuali p. besides; except for; but for; only; just
kembali  (1) v. to return; to go back; coming back
kembali  (2) p. you’re welcome; short form of “terima kasih kembali”
kemudian adv. afterwards; later on; then; after; subsequently
kepada p. to; toward; for
kepala n. head; headman; chief
kerja n. work; labor; job; occupation; employment
ketika  (1) n. a moment; time; a point in time
ketika  (2) adv. when; while
khusus adj. special; uncommon; peculiar; especial; exceptional
kini adv. now; today; presently; currently
kita pron. us; we; our (including the listener)
ku  (aku) pron. I, me, my (short form of “aku“)
kurang adv. insufficient; not enough; lacking; deficient
lagi  (1) p. more; again; another; additional; afresh; anew
lagi  (2) p. while; during; in the middle of
lain adj. other; different; distinct
lalu  (1) adj. last; previous; past
lalu  (2) adv. then; and so
lalu  (3) v. to pass; pass through; go by; lapse; take place
lama adj. long duration; lasting; stale; old
langsung  (1) adj. direct; nonstop; straight through
langsung  (2) adv. immediately; forthwith; at once; outright
luar adv. out; outside; outer; beyond; external; exterior
maka p. so; then; therefore; thus; a conjunction word
makan v. to eat; consume food
makanan n. a meal; food; provisions
makin adv. increasingly; more and more; all the more
malam n. night; night time; evening
mampu adj. able; capable; affordable; wealthy; rich; powerful
mana p. which; where; how; what
masalah n. question; issue; matter; problem; trouble
masih adv. still; yet; as yet; even though
masuk v. to enter; go in; come in
mata  (1) n. eye
mata  (2) n. source; nucleus; core; essence
mau p. wish; will; want; desire
maupun p. although; in spite of
melakukan v. to implement; carry out; execute; do; perform
melalui p. through; via; by way of
memang adv. indeed; yes; actually; naturally; certainly; of course; an affirming word
memberi v. to give; allow; grant
memberikan v. to give; give away; hand over; confer; render
membuat v. to build; make; prepare; produce; manufacture
memiliki v. to own; possess; have
mencari v. to search; seek; look for; pursue
mengatakan v. to say; tell; state; express; announce; remark
menjadi v. to become; happen; to be born; to be
menurut p. according to; pursuant
merasa v. to feel; sense; taste; think; believe
mereka pron. they; them; their
merupakan v. to shape; model; form; constitute
mudah adj. easy; simple; facile; quick; convenient
mulai v. to begin; start; commence; trigger
mungkin adv. maybe; possible; possibly; perhaps; might; may
naik v. to ascend; climb; rise; go up; ride up; ride; mount
nama n. name; appellation; title
namun p. yet; even though; still; even if; although
nanti  (1) adv. later; at a future time
nanti  (2) v. to wait; wait for
nanti  (3) v. will; shall; going to
oleh p. by means of; because of; by
orang n. person; human being
pada  (1) adj. enough; sufficient
pada  (2) p. at; in; by; on; according to
paling adj. extreme; utmost; most; most extreme
perlu  (1) adv. must; obliged to; have to; required
perlu  (2) adj. important; indispensable; necessary; essential
perlu  (3) p. for
perlu  (4) v. to need; require
pernah adv. have been; once; already; ever
pertama adj. first; foremost; premier; primary; chief
pula p. again; also; too
pulang v. to return; come home; go back; go home
punya v. to own; possess; have; has
pusat n. central place; center; focus; focal point

Indonesian Words A-Z

saat n. a moment; a short time; while; during
saja  (1) adv. just; merely; only; exclusively
saja  (2) adv. an emphasis word; very; extremely
saja  (3) adv. also; too
salah  (1) n. a mistake; an error; an inaccuracy
salah  (2) adj. erroneous; wrong; faulty; mistaken; false
sama adj. same; similar; identical; alike; equal
sambil p. while; during; at the same time
sampai  (1) p. until; up to; as far as; yet
sampai  (2) v. to accomplish; achieve; reach; finish; arrive
sangat adj. exceedingly; extreme; intense; very
saya pron. I; me; my
sebab p. because; cause; since
sebagai adv. as; like; similar to
sebelum adv. before; preceding; in advance of; antecedent
sebuah n. a piece of; a; an; inanimate classifier
secara p. a method; manner; way; by means of
sedang  (1) adv. while; still; whereas; even though; even if; is; are; am
sedang  (2) adj. average; medium; intermediate; moderate
sedikit adj. little; few; a bit; not much
segera adv. soon; promptly; immediately; early
sehingga p. so that
sejak  (semenjak) p. since; from
sekali  (1) p. very; much so; quite
sekali  (2) p. once; one time; singular
sekalipun p. although; even though; even if; notwithstanding
sekarang adv. now; presently; currently; at this time
sekitar adv. about; around; approximately
selalu adv. always; continuously; forever; invariably
selama adv. during; while; as long as; for the duration of
seluruh adv. all; throughout; an entirety; a whole group
sementara adv. during; while; whereas; meanwhile; temporary
semua adv. entire group; all; whole
sendiri adj. self; alone; lone; personal; private
seperti p. such as; like; akin; as if; as
sering adj. often; frequently; a lot
serta p. along with; as well as; together with; including
sesuai adj. suitable; proper; agreeable; fitting; appropriate
sesuatu adj. something; some; any
setelah adv. after; subsequent to
setiap p. each; every; per
siap adj. ready; prepared; finished; poised
siapa a question word meaning:  who; whom; whose
sini p. here; this place
suatu n. one; any; an; a; some; a certain one
sudah adv. done; already finished
tahu v. to know; to be aware of
tak p. no; not; short form of “tidak”
tanpa adv. without; not having
tapi  (tetapi) p. but; still; yet; however
telah adv. already; by now
tempat n. a place; room; location; locality; locale; position; site
tengah n. middle; center; half way; midst
tentang p. about; concerning; regarding; with respect to
terhadap p. regarding; concerning; with respect to; facing
terjadi v. to have happened; taken place; occurred; existed
terlalu adv. very; too much; excessive; exceedingly; extremely
termasuk v. included; contained; belonging to; inclusive
tersebut v. above mentioned; referred to; named
terus adv. directly; forward; through; continuous
tetapi  (tapi) p. but; still; yet; however
tiba v. to arrive; to come
tidak adv. no; not; nay
tinggi adj. high; lofty; exalted; tall
uang n. money; wealth
untuk p. for; to; in order to; by way of
waktu n. time; moment; point in time; term
yaitu adv. namely; that is
yang p. that; which; who

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