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  • IPA(key): [ˈd͡ʒatʊh]
  • Hyphenation: ja‧tuh



  1. to fall:
    1. To move to a lower position under the effect of gravity.
      Dia jatuh dari tangga.
      He fell down the stairs.
    2. To come down, to drop or descend.
      Tetesan hujan jatuh dari langit.
      Raindrops fall from the sky.
    3. (figurative) To become.
      Tiba-tiba dia jatuh sakit.Suddenly he fell ill.
      Dia tidak pernah jatuh cinta.He never falls in love.
    4. (figurative) To occur (on a certain day of the week, date, or similar); said of an instance of a recurring event such as a holiday or date.
      Idul Fitri jatuh pada hari Jumat ini.
      (please add an English translation of this usage example)
    5. (figurative) to collapse; to be overthrown or defeated.
    6. (figurative) to be bankrupt
    7. (figurative) to descend in character or reputation; to become degraded; to sink into vice, error, or sin.


Conjugation of jatuh (meng-, jatuh)
Root jatuh
Active Involuntary Passive Imperative Jussive
Active berjatuh terjatuh jatuh jatuhlah
Locative menjatuhi terjatuhi dijatuhi jatuhi jatuhilah
Causative / Applicative1 menjatuhkan terjatuhkan dijatuhkan jatuhkan jatuhkanlah
Causative / Applicative1
1The -kan row is either causative or applicative, with transitive roots it mostly has applicative meaning.
Some of these forms do normally not exist or are rarely used in standard Indonesian. Some forms may also change meaning.

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