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.
|Brother||saudara laki laki|
|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.
|He is tall||Dia tinggi|
|She is tall||Dia tinggi|
|He is a short man||Dia laki-laki yang pendek|
|She is a short woman||Dia perempuan yang pendek|
|He is German||Dia orang Jerman|
|She is German||Dia orang Jerman|
|Japanese men are friendly||Biasanya laki-laki Jepang bersahabat|
|Japanese women are friendly||Biasanya perempuan Jepang bersahabat|
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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.
|Pants (Trousers)||celana panjang|
|Sweater||baju hangat/ mantel|
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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.
|Do you like my dress?||Sukakah Anda dengan gaun ini?|
|I lost my socks||Kaos kaki saya hilang.|
|It looks good on you||Terlihat cocok dikenakan padamu.|
|She has a beautiful ring||Dia memiliki cincin yang bagus.|
|These pants (trousers) are long||Celana panjang ini panjang|
|These shoes are small||Sepatu ini kecil|
|Where are you from?||Dari manakah anda berasal?|
|I'm from the U.S||Saya berasal dari Amerika|
|I'm American||Saya 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?|
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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.