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“.

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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