Malay (Bahasa Melayu)

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Malaysian Batik. Photo by Shubert Ciencia, CC BY 2.0

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How Long Does it Take to Learn Malay?

Malay is rated as a category 2 language by the Foreign Service Institute. It is considered moderately easy for English speakers to learn and takes an average of 36 weeks (or 900 class hours) to gain professional working proficiency.

Basic Phrases in Malay

HelloHelo
GoodbyeSelamat tinggal
YesYa
NoTidak
Excuse meMaafkan saya
PleaseSila
Thank youTerima kasih
You are welcomeSama-sama
Do you speak englishAdakah anda bercakap bahasa Inggeris?
Do you understandAdakah anda faham?
I understandSaya faham
I do not understandSaya tidak faham
How are youApa khabar?
Fine thanksBaik, terima kasih!
What is your nameApa nama awak?
My name isNama saya ialah
Pleased to meet youSenang bertemu dengan awak

Malay Nouns

ManLelaki
WomanWanita
BoyBudak lelaki ( )
GirlSeorang budak perempuan
CatKucing
DogAnjing
FishIkan
WaterAir
MilkSusu
EggTelur
HouseRumah
FlowerBunga
TreePokok
ShirtBaju
PantsSeluar

Colors in Malay

BlackHitam
WhitePutih
RedMerah
OrangeOren
YellowKuning
GreenHijau
BlueBiru
PurpleUngu
PinkMerah jambu
GrayKelabu
BrownCoklat

Seasons in Malay

WinterMusim sejuk
SpringMusim bunga
SummerMusim panas
AutumnMusim luruh

Days of the Week in Malay

MondayIsnin
TuesdayMasanya
WednesdayRabu
ThursdayKhamis
FridayJumaat
SaturdaySabtu
SundayAhad
YesterdaySemalam
TodayHari ini
TomorrowEsok

Months in Malay

JanuaryJanuari
FebruaryFebruari
MarchMac
AprilApril
MayMungkin
JuneJun
JulyJulai
AugustOgos
SeptemberSeptember
OctoberOktober
NovemberNovember
DecemberDisember

Numbers in Malay

ZeroSifar
OneSatu
TwoDua
ThreeTiga
FourEmpat
FiveLima
SixEnam
SevenTujuh
EightLapan
NineSembilan
TenSepuluh
ElevenSebelas
TwelveDua belas
TwentyDua puluh
ThirtyTiga puluh
FortyEmpat puluh
FiftyLima puluh
SixtyEnam puluh
SeventyTujuh puluh
EightyLapan puluh tahun
NinetySembilan puluh
HundredRatus
ThousandRibu