Indonesian

Conjugate Verbs

Facts

  • Language: Indonesian
  • Alternate names: Bahasa Indonesia
  • Language code: ind
  • Language family: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Malayo-Sumbawan, North and East, Malayic, Malay
  • Number of speakers: 23187680
  • Script: Latin script

Introduction

Indonesian is the official language of Indonesia. Indonesia is the fourth most populous nation in the world. Of its large population the number of people who fluently speak Indonesian is fast approaching 100%, thus making Indonesian one of the most widely spoken languages in the world.

Indonesian is a normative form of the Riau dialect of the Malay language, an Austronesian (and Malayo-Polynesian) language originally spoken in Northeast Sumatra which has been used as a lingua franca in the Indonesian archipelago for half a millennium.

Introduction to the Indonesian word

An Indonesian word consists of one or more morphemes added together. A morpheme is the smallest component of a language that has a value within the language structure. There are two types of morphemes in Bahasa Indonesia, roots and affixes. These roots and affixes are combined together to form words.

The Indonesian Verb

The Indonesian Verb does not inflect for

On the other hand, there is a complex system of verb prefixes/affixes to render nuances of meaning and to denote voice or intentional and accidental moods.

Verb Prefixes

Verb prefixes are applied to the root. The root has the base meaning that is altered by the prefix. The root is typically the dictionary look-up word. In the lists below, the root is marked in bold.

ber-

me-

pe-

se-

ter-

See also

Indonesian verb list

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