Indonesian Lesson 5 (Feminine and Clothes)

Duration: 30 mins

The 5th Indonesian lesson teaches the use of the gender by creating the feminine from the masculine form. In addition to that, I included a vocabulary list about clothes and finally common phrases about origins. 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.


Knowing how to derive the feminine from the masculine form is very useful. It can make it easy to have a conversation about family members, pets, or professions. An example would be: "man", "woman", "Cat (fem.)", "cat (masc.)" etc.

Below is a list of 12 masculine and feminine forms 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.

Masculine vs. Feminine in Indonesian

Feminine Indonesian
Boyanak laki-laki
Girlanak perempuan
Brothersaudara laki laki
Sistersaudara perempuan
Actorpelakon pria
Actresspelakon wanita
Cat (Masc.)kucing jantan
Cat (Fem.)kucing betina

Now we will try to implement some of the forms above into full Indonesian sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Indonesian Gender in a Sentence

English Indonesian
He is tallDia tinggi
She is tallDia tinggi
He is a short manDia laki-laki yang pendek
She is a short womanDia perempuan yang pendek
He is GermanDia orang Jerman
She is GermanDia orang Jerman
Japanese men are friendlyBiasanya laki-laki Jepang bersahabat
Japanese women are friendlyBiasanya perempuan Jepang bersahabat


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Vocabulary List about Clothes

Below is a list of 20 words related to clothes and wearable accessories. Memorizing them by heart can make it easy for you to shop for clothes and maybe get some good bargains.

Clothes List in Indonesian

Clothes Indonesian
Beltikat pinggang
Glasseskaca mata
Glovessarung tangan
Pants (Trousers)celana panjang
Sockskaus kaki
Sweaterbaju hangat/ mantel
Underwearpakaian dalam
Watchjam tangan


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Daily Conversation in Indonesian

Finally, these are a couple of phrases used in conversations to express where you are from or where you live etc. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Indonesian Phrases page.

Common Expressions in Indonesian

Do you like my dress?Sukakah Anda dengan gaun ini?
I lost my socksKaos kaki saya hilang.
It looks good on youTerlihat cocok dikenakan padamu.
She has a beautiful ringDia memiliki cincin yang bagus.
These pants (trousers) are longCelana panjang ini panjang
These shoes are smallSepatu ini kecil
Where are you from?Dari manakah anda berasal?
I'm from the U.SSaya berasal dari Amerika
I'm AmericanSaya orang Amerika
Where do you live?Di mana Anda tinggal?
I live in the U.S
Do you like it here?Apakah Anda senang di sini?

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 5th lesson in Indonesian about masculine, feminine, and clothes. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Indonesian Lesson 6. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Indonesian homepage.