How to use adjectives in Indonesian

How to use adjectives in Indo­nesian

You want to learn how to use adjectives in Indonesian? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Indonesian lessons complete with useful examples. Big, small, happy, sad... we'll teach you all you need to know about Indonesian adjectives.

Indo­nesian adjectives

Adjectives are generally used to describe nouns. Unlike English, adjectives in Indonesian are placed after the noun.


anak laki-laki bahagia
the happy boy
anak laki-laki pandai
the smart boy
anak laki-laki sedih
the sad boy
anak laki-laki tinggi
the tall boy
anak laki-laki pendek
the short boy
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Step 7 : Adjectives in Indo­nesian

Adjectives are used to describe nouns. To get started, we suggest you learn the three Indonesian adjectives besar, kecil and tua (big, small, old). Using the nouns pustaka, kursi and pintu (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn to use each adjective with each noun (the big book, the old chair, the small door). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about Indonesian adjectives including useful examples. After you've learned to use the adjectives besar, kecil and tua with the nouns pustaka, kursi and pintu you can move on to Step 8 (Indonesian Verbs).

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