This 14th lesson deals with the past tense in Malay. In addition I included a vocabulary list about colors, as well as some basic 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.
Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the past tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. 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.
|I saw you||Saya telah nampak awak|
|I wrote with a pen||Saya telah menulis dengan pen|
|You loved apples||Dulu awak gemar makan epal|
|You gave money||Awak telah memberi wang|
|You played tennis||Awak telah bermain tenis|
|He read (past tense) a book||Dia telah membaca buku|
|He understood me||Dia telah memahami saya|
|She had a cat||Dia dulu ada kucing|
|She knew my friend||Dia telah kenal kawan saya|
|We wanted to learn||Kami pernah ingin belajar|
|We thought Spanish is easy||Kami sangka bahasa Sepanyol mudah|
|You (plural) worked here||Kamu telah bekerja disini|
|You (plural) spoke French||Kamu telah berbahasa Perancis|
|They drove a car||Mereka telah memandu kereta|
|They smiled||Mereka telah senyum|
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Below is a list of 18 words and expressions related to colors.
|Dark color||Warna gelap|
|Light color||Warna lembut|
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Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Malay Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Black is his favorite color||Hitam adalah warna kegemarannya|
|I have black hair||Saya ada rambut hitam|
|Red is not his favorite color||Merah bukan warna kegemarannya|
|She drives a yellow car||Dia memandu kereta kuning|
|The sky is blue||Langit yang biru|
|Your cat is white||Kucing anda putih|
|I enjoyed myself very much||Saya sangat gembira|
|I agree with you||Saya setuju dengan awak|
|Are you sure?||Adakah anda pasti?|
|Would you like to go for a walk?||Nak pergi jalan-jalan?|
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Congratulations! You finished your 14th lesson in Malay about the past tense, and a vocabulary list about colors. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Malay Lesson 15. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Malay homepage.