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Top 10 Sentence Patterns for Beginners

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English: Top 10 Sentence Patterns for Beginners
In this lesson, you will learn the Top 10 Indonesian Sentence Patterns for Beginners. Even though you may already know some Indonesian vocabulary, perhaps you’re finding it difficult to string together coherent sentences. This lesson will break down the key components of 10 basic Indonesian sentence patterns, while also giving you an example of each one. Take your Indonesian to the next level by formulating clear, well-organized Indonesian sentences!

P.S. Be sure to click on the links below to take relevant lessons to learn even more about each sentence pattern!
Di mana [A(noun)]?
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Di mana [A(noun)]?
- English: Where is [A(noun)]?

■ Example

- Entry: Di mana kamar kecil?
- English: Where is the bathroom?
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Apakah[A(pronoun)][B(noun)]?
- English: Is [A(pronoun)][B(noun)]?

■ Example

- Entry: Apakah dia murid?
- English: Is s/he a student?
[A(noun)] ini berapa harganya?
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: [A(noun)] ini berapa harganya?
- English: How much is this [A(noun)]?

■ Example

- Entry: Sendal ini berapa harganya?
- English: How much are these sandals?
Bisa [A(verb)][B(noun)]?
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Bisa [A(verb)][B(noun)]?
- English: Can (you) [A(verb)][B(noun)]?

■ Example

- Entry: Bisa makan sambal?
- English: Can (you) eat sambal?
Jam berapa? Jam [A(number)]
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Jam berapa? Jam [A(number)]
- English: What time is it? It's[A(number)]

■ Example

- Entry: Jam berapa? Jam tiga lewat duabelas menit.
- English: What time is it? It’s 3:12.
[A(pronoun)] punya [B(noun)]
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: [A(pronoun)] punya [B(noun)]
- English: [A(pronoun)] have [B(noun)]

■ Example

- Entry: Saya punya mobil
- English: I have a car
[A(pronoun)] suka [B(noun)]
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: [A(pronoun)] suka [B(noun)]
- English: [A(pronoun)] likes [B(noun)]

■ Example

- Entry: Saya suka keju
- English: I like cheese
Tolong [A(verb)], ya?
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Tolong [A(verb)], ya?
- English: Can you [A(verb)]?

■ Example

- Entry: Tolong potret, ya?
- English: Can you take my/our picture?
[A(pronoun)] lebih suka [B(noun)] daripada [C(noun)]
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: [A(pronoun)] lebih suka [B(noun)] daripada [C(noun)]
- English: [A(pronoun)] prefer [B(noun)] to [C(noun)]

■ Example

- Entry: Dia lebih suka roti lapis daripada nasi
- English: S/He prefers sandwiches to rice.
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: [A(pronoun)][B(adjective)]
- English: -[A(pronoun)] is [B(adjective)]

■ Example

- Entry: Dia pemalu.
- English: -He/She is shy.
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Tuesday at 10:31 AM
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Can you make sample sentences using these patterns? Verified
Thursday at 09:16 PM
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Hi sayed,

that is a very great start!

Glad that you can learn many new phrases.

Let us know if you have any question.




sayed taha
Monday at 12:23 AM
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Saya bisa bicara bahasa indonesia

saya lebih suka bahasa spanyol daripada bahasa inggris

saya suka nasi dan roti lapis

sayed taha
Monday at 12:17 AM
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thank you very much...... it is very important grammar lesson ..... i have learned new phrases in indonesian

thank you again