Basic Malay words for beginners

Basic Malay words for beginners

– Essential words to know –

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Learn the essentials of Malay easily with this vocabulary list that contains all the most basic words used in Malay, with their english translations. If you’re a beginner, it will come in handy to review or learn Malay by yourself before traveling, or if you want to enrich and improve your Malay vocabulary to better express yourself in writing and speaking!

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ENGLISH MALAY
Please Tolong
Thank you! Terima kasih!
Sorry!  Maaf! 
What? Apa?
Who? Yang?
When? Bilakah?
Why? Mengapa?
Which? Yang?
How? Bagaimana?
Where ? Mana?
How much ? Berapa banyak?
Yes Ya
No  Tidak 
Maybe Mungkin
Of course Sudah tentu
something Sesuatu
nothing Apa
somebody Seseorang
nobody Tiada siapa
before Sebelum
after Selepas
far Jauh
near Berhampiran
here Sini
there di sana
today Hari ini
tomoorow Tomoorow
now Sekarang
man Lelaki
woman Wanita
friend Rakan
more Lebih banyak
less Kurang
always Sentiasa
later Kemudian
never Tidak pernah
same Sama
different Berbeza
small Kecil
large Besar
difficult Sukar
easy Mudah
hot Panas
cold Sejuk
yesterday Semalam
after Selepas
beautiful Indah
broken Pecah
free Percuma
a pharmacy sebuah farmasi
money Wang
a bag beg
a lighter lebih ringan
a cigarette Rokok
a bottle sebotol
soap Sabun
clean Bersih
dirty Kotor
a trash can Tong sampah
a trash bag beg sampah
the silence Kesunyian
a tool alat
pregnant Hamil
sick Sakit
a baby bayi
a little bit sedikit
a doctor seorang doktor
a dentist seorang doktor gigi
a medicine perubatan
a book sebuah buku
a story sebuah cerita
a phone Telefon
a computer sebuah komputer
a car sebuah kereta
a plane Sebuah kapal terbang
the name nama
the adress Adres
the age umur
the nationality Warganegara
a choice Pilihan
an answer jawapan
the key kunci
the light Cahaya
the television Televisyen
the bed katil
the house rumah itu
the shower pancuran mandian
the window Tetingkap
the door pintu
the table jadual
tired Letih
water Air
open Terbuka
closed Ditutup
clothes Pakaian
coffee Kopi
tea Teh
lunch Makan tengahari
dinner Malam
a fruit buah
a vegetable sayuran
a beverage minuman
a child Seorang kanak-kanak
rain Hujan
the entrance pintu masuk
the exit jalan keluar
music Muzik
a smile senyuman
the world Dunia
the sky langit
a river sebatang sungai
the sea laut
the mountain gunung itu
the lake Tasik
the island Pulau ini
the beach pantai

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