Malay Lesson 11 (Nouns and Jobs)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 11th lesson teaches an important part of speech aspect in Malay which is the noun. Also included is a list of vocabulary about jobs 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.


Nouns are the most used words in Malay. They consist of about 35% of part of speech in term of usage. They can help describe living creatures, objects, places, actions, qualities, states of existence, or ideas.

Below is a list of some nouns that you might come across or use very often. That includes some singular and plural forms, as well as feminine and masculine forms. 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.

Nouns in Malay

Nouns Malay
Sisterkakak/adik perempuan

The following are nouns used in a full sentence. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Malay Nouns in a Sentence

English Malay
I have a dogSaya ada seekor anjing
I speak ItalianSaya boleh berbahasa Itali
I live in AmericaSaya tinggal di Amerika
This is my wifeIni isteri saya
This is my husbandIni suami saya
Can you close the door?Bolehkah anda tutup pintu itu?


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Vocabulary List about Jobs

Below is a list of jobs and occupations in Malay. At the end of the list, there will be examples where those terms are used in a sentence.

Jobs in Malay

ActorPelakon lelaki
ActressPelakon wanita
BusinessmanAhli perniagaan


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Daily Conversation in Malay

Finally, a list of some commonly used phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Malay Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Malay

English Malay
He is a policemanDia adalah seorang anggota polis
I have a long experienceSaya mempunyai banyak pengalaman
I'm a new employeeSaya pekerja baru
I'm an artistSaya adalah seorang artis
I'm looking for a jobSaya sedang cari kerja
She is a singerDia adalah seorang penyanyi
What's that called in French?Apakah namanya dalam bahasa Perancis?
I have a reservationSaya ada membuat tempahan
I have to goSaya kena pergi dah
Where do you live?Dimana awak tinggal?
Spanish is easy to learnBahasa Sepanyol senang dipelajari

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.❞ ‒Frank Smith

Congratulations! You finished your 11th lesson in Malay about nouns, and jobs. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Malay Lesson 12. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Malay homepage.

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