Plural

Indonesian Lesson 3 (Plural and Languages)

Duration: 30 mins

The 3rd lesson is about the plural in Indonesian and how to create it from the singular form. In addition, I will include a list of vocabulary about languages, nationalities, and countries. Finally, you will find some common everyday sentences. 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.

Plural

Knowing how to create the plural from the singular word can double the vocabulary you already know. It can make it easy to have a conversation about different topics by simply knowing some grammatical rules. For example how to change the word "book" to "books" or "woman" to "women".

Below is a list of singular words and their plural equivalent. I included examples about nature as well as about humans. 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.

Singular vs. Plural in Indonesian

English Indonesian
Countrynegara
Countries
Lakedanau
Lakesdanau-danau
LanguageBahasa
Languages
Womanperempuan/wanita
WomenPara perempuan/wanita wanita
Manlaki-laki/pria
MenPara lelaki/pria
Boyanak laki-laki
Boyspara anak laki-laki
Girlanak perempuan
GirlsPara anak perempuan

Now we will try to implement some of the words above into full Indonesian sentences. That way you will be able to see how both forms are used when embedded in a structure.

Singular vs. Plural in a Sentence

English Indonesian
We speak two languagesKami berbicara dua bahasa
They speak four languagesMereka berbicara empat bahasa
I visited one countrySaya berkunjung satu negara
She visited three countriesDia berkunjung tiga negara
She has one sisterDia memiliki satu saudara perempuan
He has two sistersDia memiliki dua saudara perempuan

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact me using the Indonesian contact form on the header above.

Vocabulary List about Languages, Nationalities, and Countries

Below is a list of 50 words related to languages, nationalities, and countries. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to have a good conversation about how many languages you speak or where you came from.

Languages Nationalities and Countries List in Indonesian

English Indonesian
Arabic (language)Bahasa Arab
Moroccan (nationality)warga Maroko
Morocco (country)Maroko
Brazilian (language)bahasa Brasil
Brazilian (nationality)warga Brasil
Brazil (country)
Chinese (language)Bahasa Cina
Chinese (nationality)warga Cina / Tionghoa
China (country)Cina
English (language)Indonesian
British (nationality)warga Inggris
Britain (country)Inggris
American (nationality)warga Amerika
America (country)Amerika
French (language)Bahasa Prancis
French (nationality)warga Prancis
France (country)Prancis
German (language)Bahasa Jerman
German (nationality)warga Jerman
Germany (country)Jerman
Greek (language)Bahasa Yunani
Greek (nationality)warga Yunani
Greece (country)Yunani
Hindi (language)Bahasa India
Indian (nationality)warga India
India (country)India
Irish (language)Bahasa Irlandia
Irish (nationality)warga Irlandia
Ireland (country)Irlandia
Italian (language)Bahasa Italia
Italian (nationality)warga Italia
Italy (country)Italia
Japanese (language)Bahasa Jepang
Japanese (nationality)warga Jepang
Japan (country)Jepang
Korean (language)Bahasa Korea
Korean (nationality)warga Korea
Korea (country)Korea
Persian (language)Farsi
Iranian (nationality)warga Iran
Iran (country)Iran
Portuguese (language)Bahasa Portugis
Portuguese (nationality)warga Portugal
Portugal (country)Portugal (Portugis)
Russian (language)Bahasa Rusia
Russian (nationality)warga Rusia
Russia (country)Rusia
Spanish (language)Bahasa Spanyol
Spanish (nationality)warga Spanyol
Spain (country)Spanyol

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Daily Conversation in Indonesian

Finally, a list of sentences about languages, nationalities, and countries plus some bonus phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Indonesian Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Indonesian

English Indonesian
Languages
I don't speak Korean
I love the Japanese language
I speak Italian
I want to learn Spanish
My mother tongue is GermanBahasa Ibu saya adalah Jerman
Spanish is easy to learn
Origins
He has a Moroccan rugdia memiliki permadani dari Maroko
I have an American carSaya memiliki mobil Amerika
I love French cheeseSaya suka keju Prancis
I'm ItalianSaya orang Italia
My father is GreekAyah saya orang Yunani
My wife is KoreanIstri saya orang Korea
Countries
Have you ever been to India?Pernahkah Anda ke India?
I came from SpainSaya datang dari Spanyol
I live in AmericaSaya tinggal di Amerika
I want to go to GermanySaya ingin pergi ke Jerman
I was born in ItalySaya lahir di Italia
Japan is a beautiful countryJepang adalah negara yang indah
Phrases
Long time no see
I missed youKangen
What's new?Bagaimana?
Nothing newBiasa-biasa saja
Make yourself at home!
Have a good tripSelamat jalan

Fun Facts

Language Quote that by simply knowing how to form the plural, you can double the number of nouns in your vocabulary, without having to memorize all the plural form.

Congratulations! You finished your third lesson in Indonesian about singular, plural, languages, nationalities, and countries. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Indonesian Lesson 4. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Indonesian homepage.