Frequently used Indonesian preposition

antara: between (terjadi  antara 10.00 a.m to 11.00 a.m – happened between 10.00 a.m. to 11.00. a.m) (duduk antara Rosa dan Nelly – sit between Rosa and Nelly)

dari: 1 from (dari Jepang – from Japan) 2 of (terbuat dari sutera – made of silk)

dalam: 1 in (dalam seminggu – in a week) 2 by (dalam nama Tuhan – by the name of God)

dekat: 1 near, close (dekat danau – near the lake, close to the lake)

dengan: 1 with (Saya pergi dengan Ibu – I went with Mom) 2 by (dapat uang dengan mengasuh bayi –  earn money by baby sitting) (pungut sampah dengan tangan- pick the garbage by arm)

di: 1 in (punya rumah di Jakarta – own a house in Jakarta) 2 at (tinggal di apt no: 10 – live at apt no:10)

diatas: 1 above (tangan diatas kepala – hand above the head) 2 on (diatas meja – on the table)

dibawah: 1 beneath (dibawah karpet – beneath the carpet) 2 under (bibawah meja – under the table)

didalam: 1 inside (didalam kamar – inside the room) 2 in (tertulis didalam buku ini – written in this book)

diluar: 1 outside (diluar rumah – out side the house) 2 beyond (diluar jangkauan saya – beyond my reach)

disamping: 1 beside (berdiri disamping Ibu-nya – stand beside her Mom) 2 besides (disamping matematika apa yang kamu pelajari- besides math what you learn)

ke: to (dia pergi ke sekolah – he goes to school)

lewat: 1 through (keluar lewat sebuah jendela – go out through a window) 2 past (jam sepuluh lewat 15 – 15 past ten)

pada: upon (akhirnya pada satu waktu – finally once upon a time)

sampai: until (sampai saat ini – until this time)

sebelum: before (sebelum makan pagi – before taking breakfast)

sejak: 1 since (sejak 1990 – since 1990) 2 from (sejak awal – from the beginning)

sekitar: 1 around (tinggal sekitar sini – live around here) 2 about (tingginya sekitar 10 meter – the height is about 10 meter)

selama: during (selama liburan – during vacation)

sepanjang: along (berjalan sepanjang sungai – walking along the river)

seperti: like (kelihatan seperti ayahnya – looks like his father)

sesudah: after (setelah makan siang – after lunch)

sesama: between (hanya sesama kita – only between us)

setelah: synonym of sesudah

tanpa: without (tidak dapat melihat tanpa kacamata – can’t see without eyeglasses)

tentang: 1 concerning (pertanyaan tentang laporan – question concerning the report) 2 about (bicara tentang budaya – talking about culture) 2 on (seminar tentang HIV-AIDS – seminar on HIV-AIDS)

terhadap: toward (perbedaan sikap terhadap perceraian – different attitudes towards divorce)

untuk: for (untuk apa? – what for?)

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