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List of Fruits in Indonesian

In this Indonesian vocabulary lesson, you will be learning the name of fruits in bahasa Indonesia. I also provide the syllable of each to help you pronounce it. There is also a podcast episode that guides you how to say each in Indonesian.

The List of Fruits in Bahasa Indonesia

ENGLISH INDONESIAN SYLLABLE
apple apel a-pel
avocado avocad, alpokat a-vo-kad, al-po-kat
banana pisang pi-sang
blackberry beri hitam be-ri hi-tam
blueberry beri biru be-ri bi-ru
cashew fruit jambu monyet jam-bu mo-nyet
cherry ceri ce-ri
coconut kelapa ke-la-pa
cucumber mentimun, ketimun, timun men-ti-mun, ke-ti-mun, ti-mun
dragonfruit buah naga bu-wah na-ga
durian durian du-ri-yan
grape anggur ang-gur
grated fruit buah kersen bu-wah ker-sen
guava jambu biji jam-bu bi-ji
jackfruit nangka nang-ka
lemon lemon le-mon
lime jeruk nipis je-ruk ni-pis
lychee leci le-ci
mango mangga mang-ga
melon melon me-lon
orange jeruk je-ruk
papaya pepaya pe-pa-ya
peach persik per-sik
pear pir pir
pineapple nanas na-nas
purple mangosteen manggis mang-gis
raspberry frambos fram-bos
rambutan rambutan ram-bu-tan
redcurrant kismis merah kis-mis me-rah
salak salak sa-lak
starfruit belimbing be-lim-bing
strawberry stroberi stro-be-ri
tamarind asam jawa a-sam ja-wa
watermelon semangka se-mang-ka

Some Facts about Fruits in Indonesia

Some fruits are not listed because they are barely and hardly found in Indonesia. If they exist, the name would probably the same. Besides, Indonesia has many fruits which are unknown in other parts of the world. For example, there are many mangoes (mangga) that are exist in Indonesia. We have mangga madu, mangga macan, mangga golek, and so on. Another example is pisang (banana) which is regarded too general. In Indonesia, you should specify what banana you would like to eat - for example: pisang ambon, pisang susu, pisang raja, and so on. If you go to supermarket and you tell someone that you want to buy mango and banana, you will be asked what mango and banana you would like to buy or people you ask will be confused.