Indonesian Lesson 8 (Pronouns and Travel)

Duration: 30 mins

The 8th lesson contains the Indonesian pronouns including the subject, object and possessive forms. In addition, you will find a vocabulary list about travel and finally some general common 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.


Pronouns are a must to learn because they are part of almost every sentence. They make up about 20% of the daily language use which includes the subject, object and possessive pronoun. If there is an lesson you should NOT skip, this would be one of them.

We will start with the subject pronouns since it's the most used of the 4 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.

Subject Pronouns in Indonesian

Pronouns Indonesian
YouAnda/kau, kamu
You (plural)kalian
I love you
She is beautifulDia cantik
They are dancingMereka sedang berdansa
We are happyKami/kita berbahagia

Object pronouns are another important one you should make sure you master.

Object Pronouns in Indonesian

Pronouns Indonesian
You (plural)kalian
Can you call us?Bisa kami dihubungi?
Give me your phone numberBoleh saya monta nomor telepon Anda?
I can give you my emailSaya akan berikan alamat imel saya
Tell him to call meSampaikan kepada dia untuk menghubungi saya

Now we will discuss the possessive pronoun also called possessive determiners which is very straight forward and self explanatory. You use it when you want to express that something belongs to you but usually it comes before a noun.

Possessive Pronouns Indonesian

Pronouns Indonesian
Your (plural)kalian
His email is...imelnya....
My phone number is...nomor telepon saya....
Our dream is to visit SpainCita-cita kami untuk berkunjung ke Spanyol
Their country is beautifulNegara mereka indah


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As for the possessive case of the pronoun, it is used differently because it does not have to come before a noun. Check out the examples!

Possessive Case of the Pronoun in Indonesian

Pronouns Indonesian
Minemilik saya
YoursMilik Anda/milikmu
Oursmilik kita/milik kami
Yours (plural)Milik kalian
Theirsmilik mereka
Is this pen yours?apakah ini pulpen Anda/kamu?
The book is mineBuku ini milik saya
The shoes are herssepatu ini milik dia
Victory is oursKita/Kami telah menang

Vocabulary List about Travel

Below is a list of 31 words and expressions related to travel such as means of transportation, lodging and tourism. If you memorize them by heart, you will be able to get around the country and ask for directions much easier than if you did not.

Travel List in Indonesian

Travel Indonesian
Airplanepesawat terbang
Airportbandar udara/bandara
Bus stationterminal bis
For businessuntuk keperluan bisnis (dinas)
For pleasure
Help Desk
To travelbepergian
Train (noun)kereta api
Train stationstasiun kereta api
By trainNaik kereta api
By carNaik mobil
By busNaik bis
By taxiNaik taksi
By airplaneNaik pesawat terbang


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Daily Conversation in Indonesian

Finally, a list of sentences that you might need or see often. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Indonesian Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Indonesian

English Indonesian
Do you accept credit cards?Apakah Anda menerima kartu kridit?
How much will it cost?Harganya berapa?
I have a reservation
I'd like to rent a carSaya ingin menyewa mobil.
I'm here on business / on vacation.Saya di sini dinas/liburan.
Is this seat taken?Apakah tempat duduk ini sudah diambil orang?
It was nice meeting youSenang bertemu dengan Anda
Take this! (when giving something)
Do you like it?Apakah anda menyenanginya?
I really like it!Saya sangat menyukainya
I'm just kiddingSaya bercanda/ guyon
I'm hungrySaya lapar
I'm thirstySaya haus

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 8th lesson in Indonesian about the pronouns, and travel expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Indonesian Lesson 9. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Indonesian homepage.