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Indonesian language (ENG) Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by

A comprehensive guide for writing sentences in Bahasa Indonesia.(Eng)

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.


Most are pronounced roughly as in English. The main exceptions are as follows;
C is pronounced ch
As in cheese
G is always hard
As in girl
H is very soft
Often not pronounced at the beginn­ing/end of words, and between two vowels
KH from arabic words ch
As in Scottish loch
NG is always soft
As in hanger
R is always trilled
As in Spanish


There are six vowels (a, e, é, i, o, u) and two diphthongs (ai, au):
a is short
As in father.
e is the schwa sound.
As in about or but.
é is written as e in common orthog­raphy.
é sounds like bed.
As in green.
As in for in the middle of a syllable, and go and the end.
As in moon.