Indonesian Prepositions

This page contains a table including the following: Indonesian/ Bahasa Prepositions and linking expressions. Try to memorize the way they're used because they're very important in communication, and might be very helpful to convey your most important expressions. Make sure to check our Learn Indonesian page, which contains several lessons that might help you in your learning process.

Indonesian Prepositions


A preposition links nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. A preposition usually indicates the temporal, spatial or logical relationship of its object to the rest of the sentence as in the example in the table below.

    

English Prepositions Indonesian Pronunciation
 
The keyboard is on the deskkeyboard ada di atas meja tulis
The carpet is under the tableKarpet ada di bawah meja
The tree is in front of the buildingPohon ada di depan bangunan
The child is hiding behind his motherAnak sedang bersembunyi di belakang ibunya

The most common prepositions are: after (Setelah), at (Di), before (Sebelum), between (Antara), under (Di bawah), on (Di atas), in (Di), out (Keluar), … (for a longer list, see the table at the bottom of this page).

Prepositions Table in Indonesian


Here are some examples of demonstrative prepositions in the table below, note that just like in English, they're used very often in Indonesian:

    

Demonstrative Prepositions Indonesian
 
ThisIni
ThatItu
TheseIni
ThoseItu

Below is a vocabulary training for prepositions in Indonesian or Bahasa with its pronunciation, try to memorize the prepositions below, because they’re very important and used daily.

    

Vocaublary Indonesian Prepositions
 
AboveDi atas/ Atas
AfterSetelah
AroundSekitar
AtDi
Because ofKarena
BeforeSebelum
BesideDi samping/ Samping
BetweenAntara
ButTapi
Close toDekat ke
DownTurun
DuringSelama
ForUntuk
FromDari
InDi
In front ofDi depan/ Depan
InsideDi dalam/ Dalam
Instead ofDaripada
LikeSeperti
NearDekat
Next toBerdekatan
OnDi atas/ Atas
On top ofDi puncak
OutKeluar
OutsideDi luar/ Luar
Over (for ex. His name is over the door)Diatas
Over (for ex. Over the border)Di seberang
Over (for ex. He’s worried over his study)Tentang
SinceSejak
ThanDaripada
ToKe
UnderDi bawah
UntilSampai
UpNaik
WithoutTanpa
AboutTentang

I hope the content of this page was useful to you, and that you learned some Indonesian Prepositions ..., try to memorize them to be able to use them in your daily conversation. Make sure to check our Learn Indonesian page, which contains several lessons that might help you in your learning process.