Malay Lesson 10 (Determiners and People)

Duration: 30 mins

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I should congratulate you since you made it to our 10th lesson about determiners, articles, and quantifiers in Malay. I hope you have already learned a lot so far. I will also provide in this page a vocabulary list about people, and finally some common phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Malay Classes.


Determiners include definite and indefinite articles (like the, a or an), demonstratives (this and that), quantifiers (many, some etc.

The following are several sentences which include the determiners mentioned above. That way you will be able to see how the determiner is used in a full sentence. The table contains 3 columns (English, Malay, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Determiners in Malay

Determiners Malay
The yellow pen is easy to findPen kuning itu mudah dicari
A yellow pen is easy to findPen kuning senang dicari
A French teacher is hereSeorang guru Perancis ada disini
The French teacher is hereGuru Perancis itu ada disini
Some languages are hardSesetengah bahasa itu susah
Many languages are easyBanyak bahasa yang mudah
The student speaks KoreanPelajar itu berbahasa Korea
A student speaks KoreanSeorang pelajar berbahasa Korea
Some students speak KoreanBerberapa pelajar berbahasa Korea
Many students speak KoreanRamai pelajar berbahasa Korea
This student speaks KoreanPelajar ini berbahasa Korea
That student speaks KoreanPelajar itu berbahasa Korea
These students speak KoreanPelajar-pelajar ini berbahasa Korea
Those students speak KoreanPelajar-pelajar itu berbahasa Korea


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Vocabulary List about People

Below is a list of 24 words related to people such as family members, siblings ... etc. At the end of the list, there will be examples where those terms are used in a sentence.

People in Malay

People Malay
AuntIbu saudara
BoyBudak lelaki
Brotherabang/adik lelaki
Child (female)Budak perempuan
Child (male)Budak lelaki
Cousin (female)Sepupu perempuan
Cousin (male)Sepupu lelaki
DaughterAnak perempuan
GirlBudak perempuan
NephewAnak saudara lelaki
NieceAnak saudara perempuan
SisterKakak/adik perempuan
SonAnak lelaki
UncleBapa saudara


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Daily Conversation in Malay

Finally, a couple sentences that you might need to use or see very often. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Malay Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Malay

English Malay
How old is your sister?Berapa umur kakak kamu?
I love my husbandSaya sayang suami saya
This is my wifeIni isteri saya
What's your brother called?Siapa nama abang kamu?
Where does your father work?Di mana ayah kamu bekerja?
Your daughter is very cuteAnak perempuan kamu sangat comel
What time is it?Pukul berapa tu?
It's 10 o'clockDah pukul 10
Give me this!Bagi ni pada saya
I love youSaya cintakan awak
Are you free tomorrow evening?Malam esok awak lapang?
I would like to invite you for dinnerSaya ingin mengajak anda makan malam?

Fun Facts

Language Quote ❝If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.❞ ‒Nelson Mandela

Congratulations! You finished your 10th lesson in Malay about determiners, people and jobs. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Malay Lesson 11. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Malay homepage.

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