Indonesia is famous by its diversity and its variant language to be spoken in different regions. The different language in different region make Indonesia decide to choose one language which is spoken all around the country. The language is called Indonesian or Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian language).
The language must have lots of variant, one of them is the daily words. Therefore, what kind of Indonesian daily words which are often spoken among Indonesian people?
Here are some examples of most used Indonesian Daily Words and their types of the word:
|Indonesian||Meaning in (english)||Types|
|Gue, Saya, Aku||I||Pronoun|
|Elu, Kamu, Anda, Kalian||You||Pronoun|
|Bapak||Father, Daddy, Sir, Mr.||Subject|
|Ibu||Mother, Mommy, Madam, Mrs.||Subject|
|Itu||It, That||Pronoun (Things)|
|Kami, Kita||We, Us||Pronoun|
|Belanja > berbelanja||Shop||Adjective|
|Kerja > Bekerja
|Dengar > Mendengar||Listen||Verb|
|Lihat > Melihat||Look/See||Verb|
|Buka > Membuka||Open||Verb|
|Tutup > Menutup||Close||Verb|
|Main > Bermain
|Tulis > Menulis||Write (down)||Verb|
|Baca > Membaca||Read||Verb|
|Masak > Memasak||Cook||Verb|
|Jual > Menjual||Sell||Verb|
|Beli > Membeli||Buy||Verb|
|Tunggu > Menunggu||Wait||Verb|
|Lama||Long||Adverb of Time|
|Sebentar||For a while/for a moment||Adverb of Time|
|Pakai > Memakai||Wear||Verb|
|yang||which, that, who||Conjunction|
|Di mana||Where||Question word|
Those words can be used from its basic words. However, some words have to speak with the affixes and suffixes. The changing of the words are also displayed on the table above.
Some of the words can also be changed, for example from verbs into nouns, or vice versa. The changes are also applied for other types of the words, such as, adjective into adverb.
Example of Usage:
- Siapa nama Anda? = Who is you name?
- Saya membaca buku = I read a book
- Ada mobil dan motor = There are car and motorcycle
- Dia memakai mukena = She wears Mukena
- Mereka meminum Air = They drink the water
- Kami melihat Ibu = We look at our Mommy
- Ayah membeli Kopi = Dad buys Coffee
- Dia sedang solat = He is praying
- A: Apa kamu Siska? = Are you Siska?
B: Ya = Yes
- Kamu sedang duduk = You are sitting
Those are the examples of most spoken Indonesian daily words. Have you found some of other words to be spoken?