Imperative

Indonesian Lesson 16 (Imperative and Places)

Duration: 30 mins

This 16th lesson teaches the Indonesian imperative form. In addition you will find a vocabulary list about places and household objects. 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.

Imperative

Knowing the imperative form in Indonesian is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to ask someone to do something, and clarify what you want done.

Below is a list of 20 imperative forms and expressions that 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.

The Imperative in Indonesian

Imperative Indonesian
Go!Pergilah!
Stop!Berhenti!
Don't Go!Jangan pergi!
Stay!Tetap di sini
Leave!pergi
Come here!ke sini
Go there!pergi sana
Enter (the room)!Masuk
Speak!bicara!
Be quiet!Diam!
Turn rightBelok kanan.
Turn leftBelok kiri.
Go straightJalan terus.
Wait!Tunggu!
Let's go!Ayo!
Be careful!Hati-hati!
Sit down!Duduk!
Let me show you!Biar saya tunjukkan
Listen!Dengarlah
Write it down!Tulislah

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about Places

Below is a list of 20 words about different places. Useful when talking about going somewhere.

Places in Indonesian

Places Indonesian
Bankbank
Beachpantai
Desertgurun
Earthbumi
Foresthutan
Gardentaman
Hospitalrumah sakit
Islandpulau
Lakedanau
Moonbulan
Mountaingunung
Riversungai
Sealaut
Skylangit
Starsbintang
Sunmatahari
I can see the starsSaya dapat melihat bintang
I want to go to the beachSaya ingin pergi ke pantai
The moon is full tonightMalam ini bulan purnama.
This is a beautiful gardenIni taman yang indah (cantik)

Vocabulary List about Household Terms

Below is a list of 26 words about different household terms, including rooms, kitchen appliances ... etc.

Places in Indonesian

Household Indonesian
Bedtempat tidur
Bedroomkamar tidur
Carpetpermadani
Ceilinglangit-langit
Chairkursi
Computer
Deskmeja tulis
Door
Furnituremebel
Houserumah
Kitchendapur
Refrigeratorlemari es
Roofatap
Roomkamar
Stovekompor
Tablemeja
Televisiontelevisi
Toilettoilet/kakus
Walldinding
Windowjendela

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Daily Conversation in Indonesian

Finally, here are some common expressions used to offer good wishes to someone. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Indonesian Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Indonesian

English Indonesian
Can you close the door?
Can you open the window?
I need to use the computer
I need to use the toilet
I'm watching television
This room is very big
Holiday Wishes
Good luck!Semoga berhasil
Happy birthday!Selamat ulang tahun
Happy new year!Selamat tahun baru
Merry Christmas!Selamat Hari Natal
Congratulations!Selamat
Enjoy! (before eating)Selamat menikmati
Bless you (when sneezing)
Best wishes!Selamat

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.❞ ‒Rita Mae Brown

Congratulations! You finished your 16th lesson in Indonesian about the imperative form, places and household items. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Indonesian Lesson 17. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Indonesian homepage.