Nouns

Indonesian Lesson 11 (Nouns and Jobs)

Duration: 30 mins

This 11th lesson teaches an important part of speech aspect in Indonesian which is the noun. Also included is a list of vocabulary about jobs and finally some common phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Indonesian Classes.

Nouns

Nouns are the most used words in Indonesian. They consist of about 35% of part of speech in term of usage. They can help describe living creatures, objects, places, actions, qualities, states of existence, or ideas.

Below is a list of some nouns that you might come across or use very often. That includes some singular and plural forms, as well as feminine and masculine forms. The table contains 3 columns (English, Indonesian, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Nouns in Indonesian

Nouns Indonesian
Catkucing
Doganjing
WomanPerempuan/wanita
WomenPara perempuan/wanita wanita
Motheribu
Sistersaudara perempuan
Shoessepatu
Sockskaus kaki
Bookbuku
Booksbuku-buku
Starsbintang
Sunmatahari

The following are nouns used in a full sentence. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Indonesian Nouns in a Sentence

English Indonesian
I have a dogsaya punya se-ekor anjing
I speak Italian
I live in AmericaSaya tinggal di Amerika
This is my wifeIni istriku.
This is my husband
Can you close the door?

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about Jobs

Below is a list of jobs and occupations in Indonesian. At the end of the list, there will be examples where those terms are used in a sentence.

Jobs in Indonesian

ActorAktor
ActressAktris
Artistseniman
Businessmanpengusaha/pebisnis
Doctordokter
Engineerinsinyur
Nursejuru rawat
Policemanpolisi
Singerpenyanyi
Studentmurid/mahasiswa
Teacherguru
Translatorpenterjemah

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Daily Conversation in Indonesian

Finally, a list of some commonly used phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Indonesian Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Indonesian

English Indonesian
He is a policemanDia polisi.
I have a long experienceSaya mempunyai pengalaman kerja yang lama
I'm a new employeeSaya karyawan baru.
I'm an artistSaya seorang seniman.
I'm looking for a jobSaya sedang mencari pekerjaan.
She is a singerDia penyanyi.
What's that called in French?Bagaimana kita menyebutnya dalam bahasa Prancis?
I have a reservation
I have to goSaya harus pergi
Where do you live?Di mana Anda tinggal?
Spanish is easy to learn

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.❞ ‒Frank Smith

Congratulations! You finished your 11th lesson in Indonesian about nouns, and jobs. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Indonesian Lesson 12. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Indonesian homepage.