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Useful Malay words and phrases
Bahasa Malaysia is our national language. English is widely spoken, especially in the cities and well-travelled places. Many Malaysians can speak English but if they do not understand, this chart will provide a useful guide to the Malay vocabulary.

Greetings

Penyambutan

How are you?

Apa khabar?

Fine

Baik

Thank you

Terima kasih

Good morning

Selamat pagi

Good afternoon

Selamat tengahari

Good evening

Selamat petang

What's your name?

Apa nama awak?

My name is ....

Nama saya ialah ....

Shopping

Beli-Belah

I don't understand

Saya tidak faham

How much?

Berapa harganya?

It's too expensive

Ini telalu mahal

Can you reduce the price?

Boleh tak kurangkan harga?

Beautiful

Cantik

Reservation

Tempahan

Do you have other colours?

Ada warna yang lain?

Any other sizes?

Ada saiz yang lain?

Do you have a larger one?

Ada yang lebih besar?

Small

Kecil

Medium

Serderhana

Large

Besar

Any return policy?

Ada polisi pulang balik?

Can I change this?

Bolehkah saya tukar yang ini?

Basics

Asas

Days

Hari

Night

Malam

Yes

Ya

No

Tidak

Rain

Hujan

Sun

Matahari

Village

Kampung

I want to go back

Saya mahu pulang

Friend

Kawan

Female

Perempuan

Male

Lelaki

Excuse me

Maaf

Direction

Arah

I am sorry

Saya minta maaf

Please

Tolong

Good

Elok/Bagus

No Good

Tak elok/Tak bagus

Thank you

Terima kasih

Welcome

Selamat datang

You're most welcome

Sama-sama

See you again

Jumpa lagi

Bon Voyage

Selamat jalan

How much?

Berapa?

Who can I contact?

Siapa boleh saya hubungi?

When?

Bila?

Destination/places

Destinasi/tempat

Sea

Laut

Beach

Pantai

Coast

Tepi laut

Island

Pulau

Mountain

Gunung

Hills

Bukit

Lakes

Tasik

Town/city

Bandar

Village

Kampung

Jungle

Hutan

Bank

Bank

Post office

Pejabat pos

Launderette

Kedai dobi

Toilet

Tandas/bilik air

Public phone

Telepon awam

Bookshop

Kedai buku

Petrol station

Stesen minyak

Supermarket

Pasaraya

Market

Pasar

Night market

Pasar malam

Road

Jalan

Street

Jalan

Lane

Lorong

Dentist

Doktor gigi

Pharmacy

Farmasi

Police station

Balai polis

Hospital

Hospital

Embassy

Kedutaan

Jetty

Jeti

Airport

Lapangan terbang

Bus station

Stesen bas

Taxi stand

Stesen teksi

Money changer

Penukar wang

Internet café

Café/kedai internet

Restaurant

Restoran

Titles

Gelaran

Miss

Cik

Mister

Encik

Mrs

Puan

Sir

Tuan

Friend

Kawan

Doctor

Doktor

Police

Polis

Uncle

Bapa saudara

Auntie

Emak saudara

Grandpa

Datuk

Grandma

Nenek

Sister (older)

Kakak

Brother (older)

Abang

Younger brother or sister

Adik

Drinks

Minuman

Black coffee (no sugar)

Kopi kosong

White Coffee with less sugar

Kopi kurang manis

Black coffee with sugar

Kopi-O

Tea with milk and sugar

Teh

Milk tea, less sugar

Teh kurang manis

Tea (no sugar, no milk)

Teh kosong

Ice lemon tea

Teh-O-ice limau

Milk

Susu

Sugar

Gula

Ginger tea

Teh halia

Coconut juice

Air kelapa

Sugar cane juice

Air tebu

Mineral water

Air mineral

Water

Air (pronounced Aa - yeh)

Hot

Panas

Cold

Sejuk

Ice

Ais

Bottled drinks

Air botol

Mineral water

Air mineral

Canned drinks

Air tin

Alcohol

Arak

Fruit juice

Jus air buah

Fruits

Buah-Buahan

Mango

Mang-ga

Jackfruit

Nangka

Apple

Epal

Durian

Durian

Mangosteen

Manggis

Orange

Oren

Lime

Limau nipis

Lemon

Limau

Guava

Jambu

Local fruits

Buah tempatan

Food

Makanan

Rice

nasi

More rice

Tambah nasi

Not too spicy

Kurang pedas

I'm vegetarian

Saya tidak makan daging

Fried noodles

Mee goreng

Friend rice

Nasi goreng

Any dish ordered with instruction to exclude meat for example: vegetarian fried rice



nasi goreng tanpa daging

Bread

Roti

Toast

Roti bakar

Butter

Mentega

Jam

Jam

Eggs

Telur

Half- boiled egg

Telur setengah masak

Sunny side

Telur mata kerbau

Scramble egg

Telur han-chur

Sea food

Makanan laut

Fish

Ikan

Squid

Sotong

Crab

Ketam

Chicken

Ayam

Beef

Daging lembu

Taste

Rasa

Spicy

Pedas

Sweet

Manis

Sour

Masam

Salty

Masin

Fried

Goreng

Steam

Rebus

Salt

Garam

Pepper

Lada hitam

I would like some ...

Saya ingin nak ...

I don't want any ...

Saya tidak mahu ...

Numbers

Nombor

1

Satu

2

Dua

3

Tiga

4

Empat

5

Lima

6

Enam

7

Tujuh

8

Lapan

9

Sembilan

10

Sepuluh

11

Sebelas

12

Dua belas

20

Dua puluh

21

Dua puluh satu

30

Tiga puluh

31

Tiga puluh satu

40

Empat puluh

41

Empat puluh satu

100

Seratus

150

Seratus lima puluh

200

Dua ratus

1000

Satu ribu

10s

Puluh

Million

Juta

Days

Hari

Sunday

Ahad

Monday

Isnin

Tuesday

Selasa

Wednesday

Rabu

Thursday

Khamis

Friday

Jumaat

Saturday

Sabtu

Time

Masa

Minutes

Minit

Hour

Jam

Days

Hari

Week(s)

Minggu

Year(s)

Tahun

Tomorrow

Esok

Today

Hari ini

What time is it?

Pukul berapa?

One o'clock

Pukul satu

Half past

Setengah

Half past one

Satu setengah

Quarter past

Suku

Quarter past one

Satu suku

Colours

Warna

white

putih

black

hitam

yellow

kuning

red

merah

blue

biru

green

hijau

orange

oren

purple

ungu

pink

jambu ( merah )

brown

chokolat

grey

kelabu

dark

tua (literally means old)

light

muda (literally means young)

light blue

biru muda

dark blue

biru tua

Bookings and reservations

Tempahan

How much is a standard room?

Berapa harga bilik biasa?

Double beds?

Katil kembar

Single beds?

Katil seorangan?

Air condition/fan?

Hawa dingin/kipas?

Water heater?

Air panas?

Attach bathroom?

Bilik tidur bersama bilik mandi?

Can you confirm my reservations?

Boleh saya tetap tempahan saya?

Do you take credit cards?

Ada anda terima kad kredit?

Do you provide airport transfers?

Anda ada kemudahan kenderaan ke lapangan terbang?

How much per person? Per room?

Berapa harga seorang? Sebilik?

Can I upgrade my room?

Boleh saya naikkan gred bilik saya?

Can I change my room?

Boleh saya tukar bilik saya?

The room is dirty

Bilik ini kotor

Extra pillows/blankets

Selimut/bantal tambahan

Can I have a towel?

Boleh saya minta tuala?

Do you soap/shampoo?

Ada sabun/shampu?

Can I leave my luggage here?

Boleh saya tinggal beg saya di sini?

Extra bed for my child?

Katil tambahan untuk anak saya?

I want to stay for ... days

Saya ingin duduk/tinggal/bermalam ... hari

Are your rooms by the sea?

Adakah bilik anda di tepi laut?

Can I see the room?

Boleh saya tengok bilik?

Is breakfast included?

Adakah ini bersama sarapan?

Is there a cheap hotel nearby?

Ada hotel murah dekat sini?

Can I reserve seats for (time)?

Boleh saya tempah tempat duduk (masa)?

Can I reserve economy/first class seats?

Boleh saya tempah ekonomi/klass pertama?

Getting around

Jalan-jalan

I want to go ...

Saya hendak pergi ...

Where is the ....

Di mana ....

Where is the toilet?

Di manakah tandas?

Ladies

Perempuan

Men's

Lelaki

What time does it open/close?

Pukul berapa buka/tutup?

Which way is the ...

Yang mana jalan ke ...

Straight

Terus

Right

Kanan

Left

Kiri

Town

Bandar

I'm staying at ....

Saya tinggal di ....

Can you take me to ....

Boleh anda bawa saya ke ....

How do I get to ....

Bagaimana saya pergi ke ....

Are there any buses going to ....

Adakah bas pergi ke ....

Where can I buy tickets ....

Di mana saya beli tiket ....

Is it free seating?

Ini tempat duduk bebaskah?

Which is the closest stop to ....

Yang mana perhentian dekat ....

Arrival

Ketibaan

Departure

Perlepasan

Have I missed my bus/train/flight

Adakah saya tertinggal bas/keretapi/pernerbangan

How far is ....

Berapa jauh ke ....

Where is the nearest station?

Di mana stesen terdekat?

Where do I catch a cab?

Dimana saya boleh ambil teksi?

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