Adjectives describe people or things. You’ll need them whenever you want to describe what something or somebody is like. The car is old, the hotel is cheap. You get it. Memorize the Indonesian adjectives below and you’ll be well equipped for most basic conversations.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia)“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Adjectives

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Important adjectives

EnglishIndonesianPronunciation
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goodbaik
badburuk
newbaru
oldtua
smallkecil
large / bigbesar
longpanjang
shortpendek
cheapmurah
expensivemahal
light / clearterang
jelas

darkgelap
latetelat
earlypagi
interestingmenarik
boringmembosankan
tiredlelah
capai

easy / simplemudah
gampang

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right / correctbetul
wrongsalah
strongkuat
weaklemah

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