Indonesian Possessives

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Possessive Adjectives in Indonesian

My

saya (formal)

-ku (informal)

Your

Anda (formal)

-mu (informal)

Her, his, its

-nya

Our

kami, kita

Your

kalian

Their

mereka


Pacarmu adalah teman sekolahku - Your girlfriend/boyfriend is my schoolmate

Boleh saya beritahu kamu rahasianya? - May I tell you her/his secret?

Sebenarnya dia adalah tunangan saya - Actually he/she is my fiance/e



Mari kita mulai pelajaran kita - Let us start our lesson

Tutup mata kalian... tarik nafas. - Close your eyes... take a breath.

Dengarkan suara mereka. - Listen to their voice.


Note:

-nya can also define a noun (definite article):

Radionya menyala - The radio is turned on

Aku membawa bukunya - I bring the book


Possessive Pronouns in Indonesian

Mine

Milik saya, milikku, punya saya (formal)

Punyaku (informal)

Yours

Milik Anda, milikmu (formal)

Punyamu (informal)

Hers, his, its

Miliknya (formal)

Punyanya (informal)

Ours

Milik kami, milik kita (formal)

Punya kami, punya kita (informal)

Yours

Milik Anda, milik kalian (formal)

Punya kalian (informal)

Theirs

Milik mereka (formal)

Punya mereka (informal)


Jangan sentuh! Buku itu milik saya - Don't touch! That book is mine

Dan ini milik Anda - And this is yours

Maaf, tapi buku yang Anda pegang itu miliknya - Sorry, but the book you're holding is hers


Mobil ini milik kita - This car is ours

Dua mobil itu milik kalian - Those two cars are yours

Dan yang baru itu milik mereka - And that new one is theirs

 



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