This 13th lesson deals with the present tense in Indonesian. In addition I included a vocabulary list about survival and emergencies. 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.
Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the present tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. 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.
|I see you||Saya melihat Anda/kamu|
|I write with a pen||Saya menulis menmakai pena|
|You love apples||Kamu suka apel|
|You give money||Kamu memberi uang|
|You play tennis||Kamu bermain tenis|
|He reads a book||Dia membaca buku|
|He understands me||Dia mengerti saya|
|She has a cat||Dia memiliki kucing|
|She knows my friend||Dia mengenal teman saya|
|We want to learn||Kami ingin belajar|
|We think Spanish is easy||Kami merasa bahasa Spanyol mudah|
|You (plural) work here||Kalian bekerja di sini|
|You (plural) speak French||Kalian bisa berbahasa Prancis|
|They drive a car||Mereka mengendarai mobil|
|They smile||Mereka senuym|
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Below is a list of 28 words related to survival expressions such as emergencies, and calling for help. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to communicate better when in distress or when providing help to someone else who is in need.
|Help me||bantu saya|
|Stomach ache||sakit perut|
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Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Indonesian Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Are you okay?||anda tidak apa-apa?|
|Call a doctor!|
|Call the ambulance!||panggil ambulans!|
|Call the police!||panggil polisi!|
|I feel sick|
|It hurts here|
|Where is the closest pharmacy?||di manakah apotik terdekat?|
|You look beautiful! (to a woman)|
|You have a beautiful name|
|This is my wife||Ini istriku.|
|This is my husband|
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Congratulations! You finished your 13th lesson in Indonesian about the present tense, and survival expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Indonesian Lesson 14. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Indonesian homepage.