Numbers

Indonesian Lesson 6 (Numbers and School)

Duration: 30 mins

The 6th lesson teaches counting in cardinal and ordinal numbers in Indonesian. I also included a vocabulary list about school and finally common daily 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.

Numbers

Knowing how to count in Indonesian is essential and should be one of first things to learn. By simply knowing numbers from 1 to 9 you could express large numbers in a simplified way. Cardinal numbers are for counting such as "1, 2, 3 ...". Ordinal numbers represent order or rank such as "1st, 2nd, 3rd ...".

Below is a list of the first 20 cardinal and ordinal numbers 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.

Numbers in Indonesian

Numbers Indonesian
Onesatu
Firstpertama
Twodua
Seconddetik
Threetiga
Thirdketiga
Fourempat
Fourthkeempat
Fivelima
Fifthkelima
Sixenam
Sixthkeenam
Seventujuh
Seventhketujuh
Eightdelapan
Eighthkedelapan
Ninesembilan
Ninthkesembilan
Tensepuluh
Tenthkesepuluh
Elevensebelas
Eleventhkesebelas
Twelveduabelas
Twelfthkeduabelas
Thirteentigabelas
Thirteenthketigabelas
Fourteenempatbelas
Fourteenthke-14
Fifteenlimabelas
Fifteenthke-15
Sixteenenambelas
Sixteenthke-16
Seventeentujuhbelas
Seventeenthke-17
Eighteendelapanbelas
Eighteenthke-18
Nineteensembilanbelas
Nineteenthke-19
Twentyduapuluh
Twentiethke-20
Thirty three (31)Tigapuluh tiga
One hundred (100)Seratus
Three hundred and sixty (360)Tiga ratus enam puluh
One thousand (1000)Seribu
Two thousand and fourteen (2014)Dua ribu empatbelas
One millionSatu juta/ sejuta
Oncesekali
Twicedua kali

Now we will try to implement some of the numbers 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 Numbers in a Sentence

Numbers Indonesian
I'm 30 years oldUmur saya tiga puluh tahun
I have 2 sisters and 1 brotherSaya memiliki dua saudara perempuan dan 1 saudara laki-laki
English is my first languageBahasa inggris adalah bahasa saya yang utama
Her second language is SpanishBahasanya kedua adalah bahasa Spanyol

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about School

Below is a list of 26 words related to school and classrooms. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able communicate to a teacher/students many objects in your class.

School Words in Indonesian

School Indonesian
AnswerJawaban
Bookbuku
Booksbuku-buku
Chairkursi
Deskmeja tulis
Dictionarykamus
LaptopBahasa-bahasa
Libraryperpustakaan
Notebook (paper notebook)buku tulis
Pagehalaman
Paperkertas
Penpena
Pencilpensil
Questionpertanyaan
SchoolSekolah
Studentmahasiswa
Teacherguru
UniversityPerguruan Tinggi

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Daily Conversation in Indonesian

Finally, a couple bonus sentences that you might find useful. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Indonesian Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Indonesian

English Indonesian
I have a question
To listen
To read
To speakBerbicara.
To think
To understand
To write
What's the name of that book?
What do you do for a living?Apa pekerjaan Anda?
I'm a (teacher / artist / engineer)Saya seorang guru/artis/insinyur)
Oh! That's good!Oh! Bagus sekali
Can I practice with you?Dapatkah saya berlatih dengan Anda?

Fun Facts

Language Quote: Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year.

Congratulations! You finished your 6th lesson in Indonesian about numbers, and school terms. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Indonesian Lesson 7. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Indonesian homepage.