Nouns represent people or things. You’ll need them whenever you want to refer to somebody or something. Memorize the Indonesian nouns below and you’ll be well equipped for almost every basic conversation.

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Nouns

Important nouns

EnglishIndonesianPronunciation
(Audio)
childanak
manpria
womanwanita
familykeluarga
town / citykota
countrynegara
worlddunia
houserumah
carmobil
street / roadjalanan
shoptoko
doorpintu
tablemeja
chairkursi
windowjendela
newspaperkoran
bookbuku
penbolpoin
bagtas
rucksackransel
happinesskebahagian
lovecinta
kasih

flowerbunga
ballbola
workperkerjaan
vacationliburan
passportpaspor
languagebahasa
questionpertanyaan
answerjawaban
beginning / startawal
endakhir
tamat

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