Basic Malay Vocabulary: Family and friends

Malay Vocabulary: Family and friends

– Useful words you should know –

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Want to learn the Malay language? Here’s a complete list of the most basic, common and useful words in Malay with their translation in English, on the topic of family and friends. Ideal to help you boost your Malay vocabulary!

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ENGLISH MALAY
the great-grandfather datuk moyang
the great grandmother nenek yang hebat
the grandfather datuk
the grandmother nenek
the grandson cucu
the granddaughter cucu perempuan itu
the grandchildren cucu-cucu
the father bapa
the mother ibu
the parents ibu bapa
the child kanak-kanak itu
the children kanak-kanak
the son anak lelaki
the daughter anak perempuan
a baby bayi
a teenager seorang remaja
the adults orang dewasa
the brother abang
the sister kakak
half-brother abang tiri
half-sister adik tiri
a twin kembar
the uncle bapa saudara
the aunt makcik itu
the cousin sepupu
the nephew anak saudara
the niece anak saudara
a friend seorang kawan
the boyfriend teman lelaki
the girlfriend teman wanita
the fiancé tunang
the groom pengantin lelaki
the husband suami
the wife isteri
the parents-in-law ibu bapa mertua
father-in-law bapa mertua
the mother-in-law ibu mertua
the brother-in-law abang ipar
the sister-in-law kakak ipar
the son-in-law menantu
the daughter-in-law menantu perempuan
a family member ahli keluarga
adopted diterima pakai
only son hanya anak lelaki

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