This 14th lesson deals with the past tense in Indonesian. In addition I included a vocabulary list about colors, as well as some basic 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.
Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the past 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 saw you||Saya melihat Anda/kamu(tadi, kemarin, thaun lalu)?|
|I wrote with a pen|
|You loved apples|
|You gave money|
|You played tennis|
|He read (past tense) a book|
|He understood me|
|She had a cat|
|She knew my friend||Dia pernah kenal dengan teman saya|
|We wanted to learn|
|We thought Spanish is easy||Kami pernah berpikir bahwa bahasa Spanyol mudah dipelajari|
|You (plural) worked here||Kalian pernah bekerja di sini|
|You (plural) spoke French||Kalian berbicara bahasa Prancis (when?)|
|They drove a car|
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Below is a list of 18 words and expressions related to colors.
|Dark color||warna gelap|
|Light color||warna terang|
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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!
|Black is his favorite color||Hitam adalah warna kesukaannya.|
|I have black hair||Rambutku hitam/rambut saya hitam|
|Red is not his favorite color||Merah bukan warna kesukaannya.|
|She drives a yellow car||Dia mengendarai mobil kuning.|
|The sky is blue||Langit berwarna biru|
|Your cat is white||Kucingmu putih|
|I enjoyed myself very much||Saya sangat menikmatinya|
|I agree with you||Saya setuju dengan anda|
|Are you sure?||Benar?|
|Would you like to go for a walk?||Apakah Anda ingin berjalan jalan?|
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Congratulations! You finished your 14th lesson in Indonesian about the past tense, and a vocabulary list about colors. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Indonesian Lesson 15. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Indonesian homepage.