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Indonesian to English

Use our guide to find the English translation to a range of common Indonesian words.
Indonesian                 English

Ada...                  Yes there is...
Adik                    Younger brother or
                         sister
Aduh!                   Oh!
Agama                   Religion
Agung                   Great, Important
Air                     Water
Air buah                Fruit juice
Air pasang              High tide
Ajar                    Education
Alam                    Nature
Alun-alun               Town square
Amplop                  Envelope
Anak Anak               Children
Anak laki-laki          Son, boy
Anak perempuan          Daughter, girl
Anda                    You (singular, formal)
Angin                   Wind
Anjing                  Dog
Apa bahasa Inggrisnya?  How do you say it in
                         English?
Apa ini?                What's this?
Apa kabar?              What's news?
Apa?                    What?
Apotek                  Pharmacy
Arah                    Road, path
Asam                    Sour
Asing                   Foreign
Asli                    Authentic
Awal                    Early
Awas!                   Look out!
Ayam                    Chicken
Ayo                     Come on!

B.H.                    Brassiere
Babi                    Pig
Bagaimana?              How?
Bagasi                  Baggage, Luggage
Bagus                   Good
Bahasa Indonesia        Indonesian language
Baik                    Good
Baik baik saja          I'm just fine
Bak mandi               Bathtub
Bakso                   Dumpling soup
Ban                     Tyre (tire)
Bandara                 Airport
Banjir                  Flood
Bantal                  Pillow, cushion
Bantu                   Help
Banyak                  Many / much
Bapak (Pak)             Sir, Mister, Father
Barang-barang           Things (clothes/
                         equipment)
Barat                   West
Baru                    New
Basah                   Wet
Bau                     Odour (bad smell)
Belum                   Not yet
Belum kawin             Single (unmarried)
Bemo                    Minibus
Benar                   True
Bensin                  Petrol (gasoline)
Berapa Harganya?        How much is it?
Berapa?                 How much?
Beres                   O.K.
Berjalan                Travel
Berjalan kaki           Walk
Berkeliling             Tour
Bermalam                Spend the night
Bersih                  Clean
Besar                   Big
Besok                   Tomorrow
Bioskop                 Cinema
Bir                     Beer
Biro wisata             Travel agent
Bis                     Bus
Bistik                  Steak, Meat
Bola                    Ball
Boleh kurang harganya?  Can you make it
                         cheaper?
Bon                     Bill, Check
Botol                   Bottle
Bu                      Lady, Woman, Mother
Buah                    Fruit
Buka                    Open
Bukan                   No, Not (only nouns)
Bukit                   Hill
Buku                    Book
Bulan                   Month
Bumbu                   Spices
Bung                    Friend, mate
Bunga                   Flower
Burung                  Bird
Busuk                   Rotten

Cangkir                 Cup
Cantik                  Beautiful (girl)
Capai                   Tired
Cek turis               Traveller's cheque
                         (check)
Celana                  Trousers, pants
Celana dalam            Underwear
Cepat                   Fast
Cicak                   Lizard
Cinta                   Love
Coro                    Cockroach
Cuci                    Wash, laundry
Cucu                    Grandchild

Daftar jam              Timetable
Daftar makanan          Menu
Daging                  Meat
Danau                   Lake
Dapur                   Kitchen
Darah                   Blood
Dari kayu               Wooden
Darurat                 Emergency
Debu                    Dust
Desa                    Village
Dewasa                  Adult
Di                      To
Diam                    Quiet
Dilarang                Forbidden
Dimana kamar kecil?     Where is the toilet?
Dimana kamar mandi?     Where is the bathroom?
Dimana ombak?           Where are the waves?
Dimana pantai?          Where's the beach?
Dimana pantai?          Where is the beach?
Dimana...?              Where, where is...?
Dingin                  Cold
Dokter                  Doctor
Dompet                  Wallet, purse
Dos                     Box, shipping container
Dua                     Two
Duduk                   Sit

Emas                    Gold
Enak                    Delicious, Tasty
Entahlah                I don't know
Es                      Ice
Eskrim                  Ice cream
Foto                    Photo, photograph
Fotokopi                Photocopy
Fototustel              Camera

Gadis                   Girl
Gajah                   Elephant
Gang                    Laneway, corridor
Garam                   Salt
Gaun                    Dress
Gelang                  Bracelet
Gelas                   Glass
Gendang                 Drum
Gereja                  Church
Giggi                   Teeth
Goreng                  Fried
Gratis                  Free of charge
Gula                    Sugar
Gula Gula               Sweets, Lollies
Gunung                  Mountain
Gunung api              Volcano
Guru                    Teacher

Hadiah                  Present, gift
Hancur                  Broken
Handuk                  Towel
Hangat                  Warm
Harga pas               Fixed price
Harganya terlalu mahal  It's too expensive
Hari ini                Today
Harum                   Perfume
Hati-hati!              Careful!
Haus                    Thirsty
Hilang                  Lost object
Hujan                   Rain
Hutan                   Forest
Hutan rimba             Jungle

Ibu (Bu)                Lady, Woman, Mother
Ikan                    Fish
Ikan tongkol            Tuna
Ikat                    Woven material, cloth
Indah                   Beautiful
Ini                     This
Istana                  Palace
Isteri                  Wife
Itu                     That

Jahat                   Evil, bad
Jahe                    Ginger
Jalan                   Road, street or Walk,
                         travel by foot
Jalan masuk             Entrance way
Jalan memutar           Detour
Jalan pinggir           Sidewalk
Jalan raya              Avenue
Jam                     Time
Jam berapa?             What time?
Jam tangan              Wrist watch
Jelek                   Bad
Jembatan                Bridge
Jeruk                   Citrus

Kabar baik              I am fine, I'm well
Kaca muka               Mirror
Kacamata                Eyeglasses
Kacamata hitam          Sunglasses
Kacang                  Peanut
Kali                    River
Kalian                  You (plural)
Kamar                   Room
Kamar kecil             Toilet
Kamar makan             Dining room
Kamar mandi             Bathroom
Kamar tidur             Bedroom
Kami                    We
Kamu, Mu                You (singular, friend)
Kanan                   Right (hand)
Kantong                 Paper or plastic bag
Kantor Pos              Post Office
Kantor polisi           Police station
Kapal                   Boat
Kapal layar             Sail boat
Kapan?                  When?
Karcis                  Ticket
Karet                   Rubber
Kartu pos               Post card
Kaus                    Tee-shirt
Kaya                    Financially rich
Kayu                    Wood
Keberangkatan           Departure
Kebudayaan              Culture
Kebun                   Garden
Kebun binatang          Zoo
Kecap                   Sauce, soy sauce
Kecil                   Small
Kedutaan                Embassy
Kelambu                 Mosquito net
Kelapa                  Coconut
Keluarga                Family
Kemeja                  Shirt
Kentut                  Fart
Kepala Desar            Village chief
Kera                    Monkey
Keran                   Water tap (faucet)
Keranjang               Basket
Keripik keripik         Potato chips (French
                         fries)
Keris                   Ceremonial knife
Kipas                   Electric fan
Kiri                    Left (hand)
Kita                    We
Kolam renang            Swimming pool
Kopor                   Luggage, suitcase
Kota                    City
Kotor                   Dirty
Kue                     Cake, pastry
Kue dadar               Pancakes
Kunci                   Lock
Kwitansi                Receipt

Lagi                    More, again, extra
Lampu senter            Torch (flashlight)
Lapar                   Hungry
Laut                    Ocean, Sea
Lemari es               Refrigerator
Liburan                 Holiday
Lihat saja              Only looking
Lombok                  Chilli
Luka                    Injured
Lumayan                 So so
Lumpia                  Spring rolls

Ma'af                   Sorry, excuse me
Ma'afkan saya           I'm sorry
Madu                    Honey
Mahal                   Expensive
Makan                   Eat
Makan malam             Dinner
Makan pagi              Breakfast
Makan siang             Lunch
Makanan                 Food
Mandi                   Bath, bathe, wash
Manis                   Sweet
Mas                     Gold
Meja                    Table
Membeli                 Purchase, buy
Menari                  Dance
Meninggalkan            Check out, leave hotel
Menyasar                Lost (one's way)
Mereka                  They
Mesjid                  Mosque
Mie                     Noodles
Minta                   Please (request)
Minum                   Drink (verb)
Minuman                 Drink (noun)
Mobil                   Car
Mudah                   Easy
Mungil                  Cute
Murah                   Cheap
Murid                   Student
Musim Kemarau           Dry season
Musim hujan             Rainy season

Nakal                   Naughty
Nama saya...            My name is...
Nanas                   Pineapple
Nanti malam             Tonight
Nasi                    Rice (cooked)
Ngontuk                 Tired
Nomer telepon           Telephone number
Nona                    Girl, Miss
Nyamuk                  Mosquito

Obat                    Medicine
Obral                   Special price, sale
Odol gigi               Toothpaste
Oleh-oleh               Souvenir
Ombak                   Wave (ocean)
Orang                   Person
Orang asing             Foreigner
Orang-orang             People

Pacar                   Girl or boyfriend
Pada waktu              On time
Pagi                    Morning
Pagi-pagi               Early morning
Pak                     Sir, Mister, Father
Panas                   Hot (temperature)
Pantai                  Beach
Pasar                   Market
Pasir                   Sand
Patung                  Statue
Pedas                   Hot (spicy)
Pelajar                 Student
Pemandangan             Panorama, view
Pemangkas rambut        Hairdresser
Pembalut                Bandage
Penari                  Dancer
Pencuci                 Cleaner
Pendek                  Short
Pengemudi               Driver
Perak                   Silver
Perangko                Postage stamp
Pergi                   Leave
Perhiasan               Jewellery
Perjalanan keliling     Tour
Permisi                 Excuse me
Pertokoan               Shopping centre
Pesta                   Party, festival
Peta jalan              Roadmap
Pilem                   Film, movie
Pisang                  Banana
Pisau                   Knife
Pojok                   Corner
Polisi                  Police
Pompa bensin            Petrol (gas) station
Pondok                  Hut, cottage
Pulau                   Island
Puncak                  Summit
Pusat                   Central
Putus                   Broken off

Rajah                   King
Rakyat                  People, populace
Ramai                   Crowded
Rambut                  Hair
Rapat                   Meeting
Rapi                    Tidy
Rasa                    Taste
Rebus                   Boiled
Rekening                Bill, Check
Rempah-rempah           Spices
Rendah                  Short, low
Reservasi               Reservation
Restoran                Restaurant
Rok                     Skirt
Rokok                   Cigarette
Roti                    Bread
Rumah                   House
Rumah makan             Restaurant
Rumah sakit             Hospital
Rupiah                  Indonesian currency
Rusak                   Broken, not working

Sabuk                   Belt
Sabuk kursi             Seat belt
Sabun                   Soap
Sakit                   Sick
Sakit gigi              Toothache
Sakit kepala            Headache
Sakit perut             Stomach ache
Sama                    Equal, alike, same
Sama-sama               You're welcome
Sambal                  Chilli sauce
Sampah                  Garbage, rubbish, trash
Sampai bertemu kembali  See you later
Sampai bertemu lagi     So long
Sampai jumpa            Goodbye
Sampai jumpa lagi       See you again
Sampai nanti            See you later
Samudera                Ocean
Sandel                  Sandal
Sandiwara               Show, play, theatre
Sapi                    Beef, cow
Sapu                    Broom
Sapu tangan             Handkerchief
Sarapan                 Breakfast
Sarut kabar             Newspaper
Satu                    One
Sawah                   Rice field
Saya                    I, me, my
Saya mau beli           I want to buy this
Saya tidak mengerti     I don't understand
Saya tidak tahu         I don't know
Sayuran                 Vegetables
Sebentar                Moment, short time
Segar                   Fresh
Sehat                   Healthy
Sekalian                You (referring to many
                         people)
Sekarang                Now
Sekolah                 School
Selamat                 Blessed
Selamat Datang          Welcome
Selamat hari ulang
 tahun                  Happy birthday
Selamat jalan           Goodbye (to people leaving)
Selamat malam           Good night
Selamat pagi            Good morning
Selamat siang           Good afternoon
Selamat sore            Good evening
Selamat tinggal         Goodbye (to people staying)
Selatan                 South
Sele                    Jam (sweet fruit spread)
Sele jeruk              Marmalade
Selimut                 Blanket
Sempit                  Crowded
Semut semut             Ants
Senang                  Happy
Senang berkenalan 
 dengan anda            Nice to meet you
Sendok                  Spoon
Seni                    Art
Senja                   Twilight
Sepak bola              Football
Sepanjang hari          All day
Sepatu                  Shoes
Sepeda                  Bike
Sepeda motor            Motorbike
Seperai                 Bedsheet
Serangga                Insect
Seratus                 One hundred
Serbet                  Napkin, tissue
Seribu                  One thousand
Siang hari              Daytime
Siapa nama anda?        What is your name?
Siapa namamu?           What's your name?
Siapa?                  Who?
Sikat gigi              Toothbrush
Sikat rambut            Hairbrush
Silakan                 Please go ahead
Sop                     Soup
Sopan                   Polite (person)
Sopir                   Driver
Sore                    Afternoon
Suami                   Husband
Sudah kawin             Married
Sungai                  River
Surat                   Letter, mail
Surat kabar             Newspaper
Susu                    Milk
Sutera                  Silk

Tahun                   Year
Taksi                   Taxi
Takut                   Afraid, frightened
Tali                    Rope
Tali sepatu             Shoe lace
Taman                   Park
Tamu                    Guest, visitor
Tari                    Dance
Tas                     Bag, handbag
Tas kantor              Briefcase
Tawar                   Bargain
Tekstil                 Textile
Telepon                 Telephone
Telur                   Egg
Telur mata sapi         Fried egg
Teman                   Friend
Tempat duduk            Seat
Tempat tidur            Bed
Tengah hari             Noon
Tepat                   On time
Tepi laut               Seaside
Terima kasih            Thank-you
Terima kasih banyak     Thank you very much
Terima kasih kembali    You're welcome
Terlambat               Late
Terminal bis            Bus station
Tidak                   No (never nouns)
Tidak ada...            No there is not...
Tidak apa-apa           Nothing
Tidak bagus             Not good
Tidaklah                No (opposite of yes)
Tidur                   Sleep
Tikus                   Rat, mouse
Timur                   East
Tinggal                 Live, stay
Tinggi                  Tall
Toko                    Shop
Toko buku               Bookstore
Toko makanan            Grocery store
Toko obat               Drugstore
Toko roti               Bakery
Tolong                  Please help
Topi                    Hat
Tukang jahit            Tailor
Tulis                   Write to
Turis                   Tourist
Tusuk gigi              Toothpick
Tutup                   Closed, shut

Uang                    Money
Uang sewa               Rent
Ucap                    Express
Ukiran                  Carving
Ular                    Snake
Upacara                 Ceremony
Upacara agama           Ritual
Utara                   North

Waktu                   Time
Wanita                  Female, lady, woman
Warung                  Stall
Wayang kulit            Shadow play
Wisata                  Tour

Ya                      Yes

 

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