Javanese Vocabulary

The Javanese vocabulary is the backbone for learning. Below we picked 70% of the most commonly used words. Therefore memorizing them will give you a 70% boost in the language. This is the smarter way of online learning. Learn only what you need. We start with commonly used numbers.

One: siji Two: loro Three: telu
Four: papat Five: lima Six: enem
Seven: pitu Eight: wolu Nine: sanga
Ten: sepuluh First: pertama Second: nomer loro

Time Expressions

Days of the week and time expressions:

Monday: Senin Tuesday: Selasa Wednesday: Rebo
Thursday: Kemis Friday: Jemuah Saturday: Sabtu
Sunday: Minggu Now: saiki Yesterday: wingi
Today: dina ini Tonight: mbengi iki Tomorrow: sesuk


Most popular fruits and vegetables:

Fruits: buah/woh Apples: apel
Bananas: gedhang Tomatoes: tomat
Potatoes: kenthang Onions: brambang

Colors that we think are very important to remember:

Red: abang Green: ijo Blue: biru
White: putih Black: ireng Grey: abu-abu

Some words related to food:

Breakfast: sarapan Lunch: mangan awan
Dinner: mangan bengi Milk: susu
Coffee: kopi Bread: roti


Weather terms and sensations:

Sunny: panas kenthar-kenthar Windy: angin Rainy: udan
Snowy: udan salju Cold: adem Hot: panas

Words related to family and relatives:

Boy: anak lanang Girl: anak wadon
Son: anak lanang Daughter: anak wadon
Brother: sedulur lanang Sister: sedulur wadon
Man: wong lanang Woman: wong wadon
Father: bapak Mother: ibu
Grandfather: simbah kakung Grandmother: simbah putri

Locations in the house which are talked about more during the day:

House: omah Toilet: wc Room: ruangan
Bedroom: kamar turu Kitchen: pawon Table: meja

Animals and pets popular to everyone:

Cat: kucing Dog: asu Mouse: tikus
Bird: manuk Cow: sapi Horse: jaran

The clothes most worn by most people:

Socks: kaos kaki Shoes: sepatu Trousers: kathok dowo
Shirt: kaos Sweater: sweater Coat: jas

Most popular languages in the world:

English: Inggris French: Prancis German: Jerman
Spanish: Spanyol Italian: Italia Portuguese: Portugis
Greek: Yunani Russian: Rusia Arabic: Arab
Hindi: India Chinese: Cina Japanese: Jepang


Travel Vocabulary

Most popular terms when traveling:

Taxi: taksi Bus: bus
Hotel: hotel Reservation: reservasi
Airport: bandara Passport: paspor

Words you can use in class or talking about school:

Student: murid Teacher: guru Pen: polpen
Books: buku Page: kaca Dictionary: kamus

Body parts which are talked about more often:

Hand: tangan Feet: sikil Hair: rambut
Eye: mata Mouth: cangkem Nose: irung

Emergency vocabulary to ask for help or offer help when needed:

Ambulance: ambulans Doctor: dokter
Hospital: rumah sakit Pharmacy: apotek
Police: polisi Stomach Ache: lara weteng

As you can see, this Javanese vocabulary is something you will need every day. You can use our Vocabulary Trainer to help you memorize these words.

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Did you know? People use only a small amount of their vocabulary on a daily basis. The rest of the words are either unused or not used often.