How To Name And Pronounce Colors In Indonesian

Roses are merah, violets are biru; say those colors a little louder, because we can’t hear you!
colors in indonesian

If speaking Indonesian is in your near-term future plans (and we think it definitely should be), you probably won’t want to sleep on learning the names of the colors in Indonesian. It’s an important skill in any language and one that will definitely pay off in the long run if you take the time to learn.

For one, the names of the colors are fun to say. But Indonesia is also an exceptionally colorful place (read: tropical paradise), and it  probably wouldn’t be a total exaggeration to say that you’re not truly speaking Indonesian until you have the vocabulary to describe your visual experience there.

If you do have a trip to Bali, Jakarta or somewhere else in that Southeast Asian nation of islands planned in your future, you’ll probably want to know that Indonesia has been represented by several colorful national flowers over the years, including the vibrant moon orchid, Arabian jasmine and the stinking corpse lily (yeah, it’s the one that smells like rotting flesh). We think that’s reason enough to get started learning your color terms in Indonesian.

But you might also want the words to describe the birds and parrots you see hanging out in the trees. Indonesia is among the richest countries in terms of its biodiversity — it’s home to 10 percent of the world’s flowering species, 16 percent of its reptiles, and 17 percent of total bird species. That’s a lot of vibrant biological life in one country!

So what are you waiting for? Without further ado, here’s some basic color vocabulary to bring your Indonesian language learning to life.

How To Say The Colors In Indonesian

Color — warna

Red — merah

Orange — oranye

Yellow — kuning

Green — hijau

Blue — biru

Purple — ungu

Pink — merah muda

Brown — cokelat

Black — hitam

White — putih

Light — muda

Dark — tua

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