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Indonesian Alphabet

This page contains a table including the following: Indonesian alphabet, letters which help you pronounce the words in a given language, you will also learn about the different consonants and vowels, make sure to check out our phrases in Indonesian which can be found on the menu above.

Letter Pronunciation Examples
a a a as in "apple" never as in "able"
b be same as in English
c ce c as in the word "Indonesian"
d de as in the word "danish"
e e as in the word "learn" sometimes as in "bet"
f ef like the English standalone f
g ge always as in the word "gold" never as in the word "german"
h ha just like English, but never silent like in the word "honor"
i i ee like in "sweet"
j je as in "Job"
k ka regular "k" but not aspirated
l el same as in English
m em same as in English
n en same as in English
o o as in "over" or "drop"
p pe same as in English but not aspirated
q ki same as in English
r er same as in the rolled Spanish "r"
s es same as in English
t te as in English but not aspirated
u u as in "oo"
v fe more like "f" than "v"
w we same as in English
x eks same as in English
y ye same as in English
z zet same as in English
In addition to the letters above Indonesian has some more compound letters
ng eng Like in “hanging” softly. Another compound similar to the “ng”, is the “ngg” with allows us to pronounce it the hard way as “bingo”
ny nye Similar to the “n” in the Spanish “mañana”,
kh kha From Arabic, sounds like the Scottish “loch” or the Spanish jota.
sy sya From Arabic like “shield”

I hope the content of this page was useful to you, and that you learned some Indonesian alphabet, consonants and vowels. Make sure to memorize them to be able to use them in your daily conversation.

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