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Basic Indonesian Vocabulary: Family and friends

Indonesian Vocabulary: Family and friends

– Useful words you should know –


Want to learn the Indonesian language? Hereโ€™s a complete list of the most basic, common and useful words in Indonesian with their translation in English, on the topic of family and friends. Ideal to help you boost your Indonesian vocabulary!

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the great-grandfather kakek buyut
the great grandmother nenek buyut
the grandfather sang kakek
the grandmother sang nenek
the grandson cucu
the granddaughter cucu perempuan
the grandchildren cucu-cucu
the father sang ayah
the mother sang ibu
the parents orang tua
the child anak
the children anak-anak
the son anak laki-laki
the daughter anak perempuan
a baby seorang bayi
a teenager seorang remaja
the adults orang dewasa
the brother saudara laki-laki
the sister saudara perempuan
half-brother saudara tiri
half-sister saudara tiri
a twin kembaran
the uncle sang paman
the aunt bibi
the cousin sepupu
the nephew keponakan
the niece keponakan perempuan
a friend seorang teman
the boyfriend pacarnya
the girlfriend pacar
the fiancรฉ tunangan
the groom pengantin pria
the husband sang suami
the wife sang istri
the parents-in-law mertua
father-in-law bapak mertua
the mother-in-law ibu mertua
the brother-in-law kakak ipar
the sister-in-law kakak ipar
the son-in-law menantu laki-laki
the daughter-in-law menantu perempuan
a family member anggota keluarga
adopted diadopsi
only son putra tunggal

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