Imperative

Malay Lesson 16 (Imperative and Places)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 16th lesson teaches the Malay imperative form. In addition you will find a vocabulary list about places and household objects. 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.

Imperative

Knowing the imperative form in Malay is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to ask someone to do something, and clarify what you want done.

Below is a list of 20 imperative forms and expressions that 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.

The Imperative in Malay

Imperative Malay
Go!Pergi!
Stop!Berhenti!
Don't Go!Jangan pergi!
Stay!Tunggu / jangan pergi!
Leave!Berambus!
Come here!Mari sini!
Go there!Pergi sana!
Enter (the room)!Masuk!
Speak!Cakap!
Be quiet!Diam!
Turn rightBelok kanan
Turn leftBelok kiri
Go straightJalan terus
Wait!Tunggu!
Let's go!Jom pergi!
Be careful!Berhati-hati!
Sit down!Duduk!
Let me show you!Biar saya tunjukkan!
Listen!Dengar!
Write it down!Tuliskan!

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about Places

Below is a list of 20 words about different places. Useful when talking about going somewhere.

Places in Malay

Places Malay
BankBank
Beachpantai
Desertgurun
Earthbumi
ForestHutan
Gardentaman
HospitalHospital
Islandpulau
Laketasik
Moonbulan
Mountaingunung
Riversungai
Sealaut
Skylangit
Starsbintang
Sunmatahari
I can see the starsSaya nampak bintang-bintang
I want to go to the beachSaya ingin ke pantai
The moon is full tonightMalam ini bulan penuh
This is a beautiful gardenTaman in cantik

Vocabulary List about Household Terms

Below is a list of 26 words about different household terms, including rooms, kitchen appliances ... etc.

Places in Malay

Household Malay
BedKatil
BedroomBilik tidur
Carpetpermaidani
Ceilingsiling
Chairkerusi
ComputerKomputer
DeskMeja
DoorPintu
FurniturePerabot
HouseRumah
KitchenDapur
RefrigeratorPeti sejuk
Roofatap
RoomBilik
StoveDapur
Tablemeja
TelevisionTelevisyen
ToiletTandas
Walldinding
WindowTingkap

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Daily Conversation in Malay

Finally, here are some common expressions used to offer good wishes to someone. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Malay Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Malay

English Malay
Can you close the door?Bolehkah anda tutup pintu itu?
Can you open the window?Boleh anda membuka tingkap itu?
I need to use the computerSaya perlu menggunakan komputer itu
I need to use the toiletSaya perlu pergi ke tandas
I'm watching televisionSaya sedang menonton television
This room is very bigBilik ini memang besar
Holiday WishesSelamat Bercuti
Good luck!Semoga berjaya
Happy birthday!Selamat Hari Lahir
Happy new year!Selamat Tahun Baru
Merry Christmas!Selamat Hari Natal!
Congratulations!Tahniah!
Enjoy! (before eating)Selamat menjamu selera
Bless you (when sneezing)Alhamdulillah
Best wishes!Selamat semuanya!

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.❞ ‒Rita Mae Brown

Congratulations! You finished your 16th lesson in Malay about the imperative form, places and household items. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Malay Lesson 17. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Malay homepage.

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