Indonesian Demonstratives

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Indonesian Demonstratives

Indonesian only has two ways to say this, these, that, or those:

this, these ini

that, those itu

Note: The demonstratives are placed after the noun, i.e:

kursi ini this chair

meja itu (mdja) that table

kursi-kursi ini these chairs

meja-meja itu those tables

*In the informal spoken language, we can place the demonstrative before/after the noun.

 

How to say here and there

sini – here

di sini – in here, at here

ke sini – to here

sana – sana

di sana – in there, at there

ke sana – to there




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