Around 100 of the most common Indonesian words

there is, there are; to have; to be

ada

was; were; am; is; are; to be; there was

adalah (long answer)

=

adalah (short answer)

in order to; in order that; so that; for

agar

water; juice; liquid

air

will; shall

akan

result; consequence; outcome; effect; impact

akibat

child

anak

you; your

anda

among; between

antara

what; which; whether; if; or

apa

for; about; according to, over, onto

atas

for; regarding; in order to; part

bagi

part; share; fraction

bagian

good; splendid; excellent

bagus

moreover; in fact; what is more; even; yes

bahkan

that

bahwa

good; fine

baik

much; many

banyak

things; goods; luggage

barang

new; fresh; only; just

baru

several; a few; various

beberapa

like that; in that manner; such; so

begitu

not yet; maybe later

belum

real; right

benar

being together; with

bersama

big; great

besar

usual; ordinary; normal

biasa

when; if

bila

able; capable; possible; can; may

bisa (nice version)

poison; venom

bisa (not so nice)

may; can; allowed

boleh

fruit; an object like a fruit; a piece

buah

no; not; false

bukan

way; manner; method

cara

fast; quick

cepat

enough

cukup

in; on; within; into; inside

dalam

can; may; to get

dapat

from; than; of; since

dari

to come

datang

with; by

dengan

upcoming; in the future; in front

depan

at, on, in, to

di

he; she; him; her; it

dia (ia)

did; done; carried out; undertaken

dilakukan

self; to stand

diri

in the past

dulu (dahulu)

situation; matter

hal

just; only

hanya

price; value

harga

must; should; have to

harus

heart; liver; emotional center

hati

be alive; living

hidup

up to; as far as; until; border

hingga

he; she; it

ia (dia)

to desire; want;

ingin

this; these; here

ini

that; those

itu

to happen; become; to be; so; therefore; consequently

jadi

street; road; way of doing

jalan

don't; must not; can't

jangan

far; distant; far away;

jauh

clear; obvious

jelas

if; when; as long as; provided that

jika

too; also; as well as; still; yet; either

juga

sum; total; amount; quantity; tally

jumlah

million

juta

if; when; on the condition that

kalau

river; time

kali

we; us; our (excluding the persons talked to)

kami

because; reason

karena

word; remark; said

kata

towards; to

ke

little; small

kecil

besides; except for; just

kecuali

to return; you're welcome

kembali

later on; then; subsequently

kemudian

to; toward; for

kepada

head; chief

kepala

work; employment

kerja

when; while; a point in time

ketika

special; peculiar

khusus

now; today

kini

us; we; our (including the listener)

kita

I, me, my

ku (aku)

insufficient; not enough

kurang

again; another; while; during

lagi

other; different

lain

last; previous; past; then; to pass

lalu

long duration; lasting; stale; old

lama

direct; immediately

langsung

out; outside; external

luar

so; then; therefore

maka

to eat

makan

food

makanan

increasingly; more and more

makin

night

malam

able; capable; affordable

mampu

which; where; how; what

mana

question; issue; problem

masalah

still; yet; as yet

masih

to enter; go in; come in

masuk

eye; source

mata

wish; want; desire

mau

although; in spite of

maupun

carry out; do

melakukan

through; via

melalui

indeed; yes; of course

memang

to give

memberi

to give

memberikan

to build; make; produce

membuat

to own; possess

memiliki

look for

mencari

to say; state; remark

mengatakan

to become

menjadi

according to

menurut

to feel; taste; think

merasa

they; them; their

mereka

to shape; constitute

merupakan

easy; simple

mudah

start

mulai

maybe

mungkin

rise; ride

naik

yet; even though; although

namun

later; to wait; will

nanti

person

orang

at; in; by; on

pada

extreme; most

paling

have to; required; important; for; need

perlu

ever

pernah

first

pertama

again; also; too

pula

to return; go home

pulang

to own; have; has

punya

center

pusat

a short time; while; during

saat

just; very; also; too

saja

a mistake; false

salah

same; similar

sama

while; during; at the same time

sambil

until; yet; achieve

sampai

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