This lesson will teach you to describe the colors and appearance of people and things in Indonesian. Learn to express whether something is big or small, red or green, beautiful of ugly.

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Colors

Colors

EnglishIndonesianPronunciation
(Audio)
light / clearterang
jelas

darkgelap
colorcolorwarna
coloredcoloredberwarna
whitewhiteputih
blackblackhitam
yellowyellowkuning
orangeorangeoranye
jingga

redredmerah
pinkpinkpink
merah muda

violetvioletviolet
bluebluebiru
greengreenhijau
brownbrowncoklat
greygreyabu-abu

Appearance & attributes

EnglishIndonesianPronunciation
(Audio)
newbaru
oldtua
smallkecil
large / bigbesar
youngmuda
kind / pleasantbaik
ramah

unkind / unpleasantjahat
mengesalkan

patientsabar
tall (when talking about people)tinggi
middle sized (when talking about people)ukuran tengah
small (when talking about people)mungil
fatgemuk
thin / slimtipis
kurus

nice / prettybaik
ramah

beautifulindah
uglyjelek
ill / sicksakit
healthysehat
happy / cheerfulsenang
bahagia

sadsedih
sportysportif
sporty

ambitionedambisius
intelligentpintar
creativekreatif
activeaktif
sentimentalsentimen
sentimental

rationalrasional
emotionalemosional
naturalalami
romanticromantik
nice / amiablecantik
spontaneousspontan
energeticenergetik
stressed (out)stres
relaxedsantai
frustratedfrustasi
talentedberbakat

Questions & phrases

EnglishIndonesianPronunciation
(Audio)
What does he look like?Seperti apa tampang dia?
What does she look like?Seperti apa tampang dia?
What is he like?Dia orang seperti apa?
What is she like?Dia orang seperti apa?

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