Indonesian 101

1,000 Most Common Indonesian Words

This is a list of the 1,000 most commonly spoken Indonesian words. The top 100 words have audio pronunciations if available.

NumberIndonesian Wordin English
1aku I
2tidak not
3yang which
4kauyou
5ini this
6itu it
7di in
8dan and
9akan will
10apa what
11dia he
12anda you
13kitawe
14untuk to
15sayaI
16merekathey
17ada there is
18bisa can
19tahu know
20dengan with
21kamu you
22tak not
23dari from
24kami we
25ke to
26ya yes
27adalah is
28orang person
29harus should
30tapibut
31pergi go
32baik good
33sini here
34seperti like
35sudah already
36saja only
37inginwant
38dalamin
39sekarang now
40hanya only
41semua all
42jika if
43ohoh
44apakah whether
45punya have
46jadi so
47jangan do not
48bukan not
49bagaimana how
50lebih more
51benar TRUE
52pada on
53lagi more
54satu one
55lakukando
56mungkin possible
57telahalready
58ayocome on
59halcase
60sangat very
61pernah ever
62kembali back
63lihatsee
64datang come
65bahwathat
66melihatsee
67siapa who
68yg reply
69karena because
70kalianyou
71mau want
72hari day
73sesuatu something
74atau or
75banyak many
76dapat can
77kasih love
78tentang about
79yeahyeah
80anakchild
81terima thank
82keluarexit
83juga also
84seorang a
85bagus good
86terjadioccur
87begitu so
88sana there
89menjadi be
90mana what
91melakukan do
92heihey
93okeokay
94waktu time
95ia he
96malam night
97saattime
98lain other
99mati dead
100mengapa why
101membuatmake
102sebuaha
103tempatplace
104beberapasome
105bilangsay
106tahunyear
107memilikihave
108masihstill
109maafsorry
110baiklahOK
111katakansay
112kenapawhy
113barunew
114sendiriown
115pikirthought
116sampaito
117besarlarge
118tungguwait
119sedangmoderate
120ketikawhen
121tuhanGod
122kalauif
123samasame
124hiduplife
125sekalionce
126laluthen
127duatwo
128cepatfast
129mengatakansay
130masukentry
131salahwrong
132perluneed
133selamatcongratulations
134rumahhome
135dengarhear
136jalanroad
137semuanyaeverything
138mendapatkanget
139padakume
140ayahfather
141marilet
142disinihere
143ss
144masalahproblem
145sukalove
146sedikitslightly
147tentucertain
148cukupenough
149atasabove
150dimanawhere
151bicaraspeak
152tinggalstay
153selalualways
154kanright
155belumnot yet
156mengertiunderstand
157kecilsmall
158heyhey
159beradabe
160yahyah
161sayangdear
162pakpack
163berpikirthink
164temanfriend
165setiapeach
166seseorangsomeone
167ayolahcome on
168okok
169menemukanfind
170percayabelieve
171melakukannyado
172terlalutoo
173sebagaias
174tolongplease
175makaneat
176lamalong
177pasticertainly
178berhentistop
179mengambiltake
180bahkaneven
181olehby
182tetapfixed
183bekerjawork
184pertamafirst
185kalitime
186setelahafter
187duniaworld
188mulaistart
189luarbeyond
190wanitawoman
191thethe
192yakinsure
193diriself
194senanghappy
195caraway
196ibumother
197kepadato
198bertemumeet
199priaman
200padamuyou
201tuanmaster
202siapready
203jamhour
204gadisgirl
205selamaduring
206sialunlucky
207kemudianthen
208membunuhkill
209sebelumbefore
210uangmoney
211biarkanlet
212bersamawith
213merasafeel
214berbicaratalk
215membawabring
216mencobatry
217burukbad
218ingatremember
219sialandamn it
220mobilcar
221apapunany
222berapahow
223tidursleep
224mencarisearch
225tanpawithout
226bolehmay
227polisipolice
228tigathree
229punalso
230tetapibut
231bawahunder
232maksudkuI mean
233halohello
234kuI
235butuhneed
236namaname
237gilacrazy
238depanfront
239teruscontinue
240takutfear
241berikangive
242pulangreturn
243sakitsick
244ambiltake
245sebenarnyaactually
246mendengarhear
247hatiheart
248parathe
249terakhirlast
250membantuhelp
251segeraimmediately
252aa
253manusiahuman
254cintalove
255bergerakmove
256bawabring
257kotacity
258mrmr
259hebatgreat
260airwater
261tanganhand
262bagiansection
263suatuone
264seharusnyashould
265denganmuwith
266menungguwait
267nyaHer
268rasasense
269kurasaI guess
270tepatright
271bodohstupid
272pagimorning
273dulufirst
274tuaold
275bagifor
276biasaordinary
277sungguhindeed
278jauhfar
279padanyaher
280itulahit is
281menitminute
282mintaask
283sebentarmoment
284dapatkanget
285palingmost
286ii
287tenangcalm
288kehilanganloss
289meninggalkanleave
290duduksit
291berhasilsucceed
292memangindeed
293haihi
294kepalahead
295pintudoor
296bulanmonth
297berjalanrun
298memberikanprovide
299terlihatvisible
300cumaonly
301nono
302youyou
303cobatry
304dirimuyourself
305anehstrange
306berkatasay
307selesaicompleted
308pekerjaanjob
309nantilater
310terbaikbest
311seluruhwhole
312senjataweapon
313sirsir
314melihatnyasee it
315sekitararound
316lakiMale
317hentikanstop
318besoktomorrow
319diamsilent
320maafkansorry
321ikutparticipate
322disanathere
323bermainplay
324kataword
325jatuhfall
326dekatclose
327pentingimportant
328masaperiod
329sekolahschool
330bisakahCan
331hampiralmost
332naksonny
333pedulicare
334takkannot
335buatfor
336mataeye
337keluargafamily
338johnjohn
339okayokay
340berartimean
341sepertinyaseems
342tadilast
343untukmufor you
344minumdrink
345amansafe
346inginkanwant
347ahah
348berduaboth
349memberigive
350bukubook
351turundown
352nahwell
353satunyaonly
354menarikinteresting
355khawatirworry
356secarain
357mingguweek
358anjingdog
359perangwar
360sebelumnyaprevious
361kaptencaptain
362mudaheasy
363comcom
364indahbeautiful
365utkFor
366tntn
367kapalship
368carilook for
369cantikbeautiful
370kakifoot
371manman
372limafive
373jelasclear
374belakangback
375kapanwhen
376sithe
377itit
378amerikaAmerican
379silakanplease
380memberitahuinform
381maksudmumean
382perjalanantrip
383kesempatanopportunity
384sejaksince
385akhirnyafinally
386kawanfriend
387bangunwake
388larirun
389sulitdifficult
390kerashard
391bunuhmurder
392kosongempty
393kehidupanlife
394wellwell
395mendapathave
396naikup
397dilakukando
398mumu
399ayahkumy father
400berigive
401suarasound
402daripadathan
403dokterdoctor
404tibaarrive
405berakhirend
406mm
407rajaking
408drdr
409menggunakanuse
410kemarihere
411tanahland
412keduasecond
413bumiearth
414kamarroom
415tinggihigh
416menyenangkanplease
417makananfood
418melaluithrough
419berharaphope
420ruangspace
421dengarkanlisten
422apifire
423lainnyaOther
424kuatstrong
425eheh
426timteam
427seriusserious
428pesawatplane
429berdiristand
430bertanyaask
431teleponphone
432bukaopen
433penuhfull
434dengannyawith
435bantuanhelp
436memintaask
437beritahulet
438membiarkanlet
439alasanreason
440bajingancrook
441berubahchange
442makathen
443mudayoung
444kabarnews
445ceritastory
446kemanaWhere
447akhirend
448pertanyaanquestion
449hilangdisappear
450menunjukkanshow
451darahblood
452ideidea
453panashot
454berbedadifferent
455ayahmufather
456nomornumber
457menujutowards
458belajarlearn
459lupaforget
460dengankuwith
461meninggaldied
462menembakshoot
463bukankahnot
464lucufunny
465negaracountry
466lautsea
467brengsekjerk
468lepaskanrelease
469ll
470silahkanplease
471bungfella
472antarabetween
473tampakappear
474kumohonplease
475tt
476sepanjangalong
477biarlet
478kematiandeath
479demiafter
480kecualiexcept
481menikahmarried
482omongway
483empatfour
484terbangfly
485pikirkanthink
486permisipermission
487bayibaby
488membutuhkanrequire
489wowwow
490benarkahis it true
491hihi
492lewatthrough
493menyelamatkansave
494planetplanet
495kerjawork
496kupikirI think
497pergilahgo
498kiraguess
499tinggalkanleave
500mundurretreat
501mesinmachine
502filmfilm
503samsam
504dingincold
505bintangstar
506rencanaplan
507menangwin
508perempuanwoman
509mendapatkannyaget it
510tutupclosed
511andand
512nyatareal
513kekuatanstrength
514waktunyatime
515langsungdirect
516ofof
517mendengarkanlisten
518baranggoods
519saudarabrother
520agarthat
521permainangame
522terlambatlate
523tahanstand
524bicarakantalking
525dirikume
526membuatkume
527melawanagainst
528berusahatry
529toto
530jackjack
531marahangry
532sendirianalone
533mempunyaihave
534pasukantroops
535anakkumy son
536temukanfound
537menyesalsorry
538meme
539bahasalanguage
540rahasiasecret
541sementarawhile
542kulakukanI do
543bahagiahappy
544segalanyaeverything
545upup
546dirinyaself-
547perintahcommand
548keretawagon
549pilihanchoice
550uhuh
551sempurnaperfect
552kananright
553membacaread
554ibumumother
555artinyathat is to say
556iyayes
557berikutnyanext
558pesanmessage
559harryharry
560tembakshoot at
561tandasign
562bilawhen
563menerimareceive
564setengahhalf
565nonamiss
566namanyaname
567huhhuh
568semakinmore and more
569menurutmuthink
570rasanyataste
571whoawhoa
572tampaknyaapparently
573membayarpay
574bertahansurvive
575dasarbasic
576haraphope
577untukkume
578pestaparty
579gogo
580agakrather
581sehinggaso that
582suratletter
583lihatlahbehold
584semacama kind of
585membuatnyamake
586beruntunglucky
587pikiranmind
588bisnisbusiness
589janjiappointment
590musimseason
591dapatkahCan
592onon
593munculappear
594tautau
595mimpidream
596memilihchoose
597menjagamaintain
598ibukumy mother
599tersebutmentioned
600enamsix
601bantuhelp
602bolaball
603burungbird
604kenalknow
605udaraair
606kirileft
607bercandajoke
608menuliswrite
609penjaraprison
610kuncikey
611sebaiknyashould
612fuckfuck
613astagagee
614mencintaimulove you
615tertawalaugh
616bencihate
617kesalahanerror
618sisiside
619jahatevil
620manissweet
621meneleponcall
622segalaall
623mengenaiabout
624prajuritsoldier
625mataharisun
626pembunuhkiller
627menghancurkandestroy
628bendaobject
629presidenpresident
630inggrisEnglish
631istriwife
632soalabout
633namunhowever
634memakaiwear
635pindahmove
636ulangrepeated
637awalearly
638bumom
639perusahaancompany
640jawabanswer
641menangkapcatch
642hukumlaw
643mymy
644kelasclass
645semogahopefully
646tengahmiddle
647kasuscase
648kantoroffice
649emailemail
650hidupkumy life
651terhadapagainst
652merahred
653ikanfish
654siangday
655wajahface
656mengerikanterrible
657membelibuy
658membunuhnyakill
659detiksec
660terlukainjured
661beritanews
662setujuagree
663sistemsystem
664putihwhite
665lantaifloor
666panjanglong
667jumpameet
668menemukannyafound
669arahdirection
670gambarimage
671subsub
672menangiscry
673terbukaopen
674binatanganimal
675umum
676newnew
677pakaiwith
678mencuristeal
679cahayalight
680esice
681fuckingfucking
682mulianoble
683melihatmusee
684membuatmumakes
685berbahayadangerous
686bergabungmerge
687tugastask
688nggaknope
689menghabiskanspend
690bebasfree
691jenistype
692kesinihere
693beratweight
694mengikutifollow
695hitamblack
696pamanuncle
697melewatithrough
698hadiahgift
699jutamillion
700guruteacher
701selamanyaforever
702memutuskandecide
703kubilangI said
704setidaknyaat least
705betapahow
706mengetahuiknow
707membawanyatake
708tanyaquestion
709kukatakanI say
710hmmhmm
711siapapunanyone
712tentaraarmy
713nyonyamistress
714panggilCall
715sebelahnext
716musuhenemy
717kurangless
718perhatianattention
719nerakahell
720kerencool
721agenagent
722kudahorse
723membukaopen
724kadangsometimes
725gmailgmail
726dimulaibegins
727beranibold
728tubuhbody
729seringoften
730batustone
731mengirimsend
732ltuThat
733lupakanforget
734hakright
735tokoshop
736jermanGerman
737hellohello
738musikmusic
739maksudintent
740menontonwatch
741kukiraI think
742merasakanfeel
743mandibath
744ichanichan
745dolardollar
746lagusong
747temankumy friend
748seranganattack
749namakumy name
750inin
751lengkapnyaThe full
752makhlukcreature
753pistolpistol
754mainplay
755berjanjipromise
756michaelmichael
757pembunuhanmurder
758inilahThis is
759panggilancall
760pribadipersonal
761sersansergeant
762utamamain
763mamamama
764putridaughter
765gunakanuse
766memikirkanthink
767buktievidence
768pintarsmart
769sebabnyawhy
770mengubahchange
771melindungiprotect
772haha
773mencintailove
774menyerahgive up
775meskipunthough
776kameracamera
777kesanathere
778darikume
779memulaistart
780ikutifollow
781byebye
782pakaianclothing
783posisiposition
784memanggilcall
785berbohonglie
786majuadvanced
787keberatanobjection
788jagawatch
789bersalahfault
790bankbank
791byby
792istirahatbreak
793pohontree
794informasiinformation
795terimakasihthank you
796menyerangattack
797hubunganrelationship
798tembakanshot
799utaranorth
800alamnature
801menghentikanstop
802sampahwaste
803lala
804harusnyashould
805jenderalgeneral
806sangthe
807frankfranc
808milmile
809tanganmuhand
810mastermaster
811memukulhit
812keamanansecurity
813ruanganroom
814maxmax
815selainbesides
816hahhuh
817kotakbox
818offoff
819menurutaccording to
820sihanyway
821khususspecial
822disebutcalled
823lniIt
824sibukbusy
825laparhungry
826tunjukkanshow
827bungainterest
828berteriakshout
829georgeGeorge
830kartucard
831kotorandirt
832pukulo'clock
833perasaanfeeling
834sejarahhistory
835obatdrug
836gagalfailed
837periksacheck
838letnanlieutenant
839dd
840milikproperty
841bauodor
842bosboss
843diluarout
844selatansouth
845mejatable
846akalreason
847yorkyork
848menyukailike
849menyukainyalove it
850kopicoffee
851gaknot
852gelapdark
853hinggato
854sebagianpartially
855mengalamiexperience
856kulihatI saw
857kulitskin
858lubanghole
859tujuhseven
860kemarinyesterday
861dagingmeat
862tvtelevision
863keadaanstate
864cocokmatch
865memeriksacheck
866enakgood
867tdkShipping
868beginilike this
869mulutmouth
870hutanforest
871tarikpull
872ditemukanfound
873fotophoto
874titikpoint
875outout
876penjagaguard
877membunuhmukill
878pahlawanhero
879petugasofficer
880asingforeign
881misimission
882digunakanbe used
883menempatkanput
884rambuthair
885merupakanconstitute
886yesusjesus
887tujuandestination
888mencapaiachieve
889menutupclose
890lahirborn
891gigitooth
892menyelesaikancomplete
893menggangguinterfere
894allahGod
895kecelakaanaccident
896saatnyatime
897jepangJapan
898missmiss
899daeraharea
900langkahstep
901didalamin
902kakakolder brother
903menjualsell
904daviddavid
905pelacurslut
906ceritakantell
907seberapahow
908truktruck
909biasanyausually
910jujurhonest
911menginginkanwant
912sejauhas far as
913ahliexpert
914pusatcenter
915hantughost
916garisline
917masalahnyaproblem
918salingmutual
919sepatushoe
920tertarikinterested
921bukanlahnot
922pahamunderstand
923angkatlift
924berangkatleave
925sepuluhten
926aturanrule
927kebenarantruth
928sadarconscious
929kejahatancrime
930acaraprogram
931isis
932guysguys
933namamuname
934pantaibeach
935melarikanrun
936milikihave
937mohonask
938pernikahanwedding
939blogspotblogspot
940menyadarirealize
941catatannote
942laporanreport
943awasbeware
944bernamanamed
945benband
946kelihatanlook
947anginwind
948emasgold
949mampucapable
950lampulight
951pacargirlfriend
952ayahnyahis father
953kalahlost
954bagikume
955jendelawindow
956keparatdammit
957kemungkinanpossibility
958tumbuhgrow
959kucingcat
960situthere
961operasioperation
962bombomb
963ketakutanfear
964situasisituation
965pelurubullet
966mabukdrunk
967alattool
968bermaksudmean
969harapanhope
970otakbrain
971bersihnet
972bahayahazard
973perancisFrance
974kelihatannyait seems
975radioradio
976milikkumine
977dewasaadult
978temanmufriends
979rusiaRussia
980tidakkahwould not
981gedungbuilding
982selanjutnyafurther
983sungairiver
984lelakiman
985kabarmuare you
986hotelhotel
987natalChristmas
988anggotamember
989bersumpahswear
990keluarkanremove
991langitsky
992menghilangdisappear
993kuharapI hope
994butuhkanneed
995membangunbuild
996idiotidiot
997bergunauseful
998pemerintahgovernment
999balikreverse
1000katanyahe said

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