This 17th lesson teaches the comparative form in Malay. In addition, I am including a vocabulary list about shopping and eating at a restaurant. 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.
This lesson includes not only the comparative form but the superlative and the diminutive forms as well. That way you make comparisons, but also you can say what is better and what is worse.
Below is a list of 20 comparative forms 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.
|As... as||se ...(e.g. tinggi/cantik)|
|As tall as||Setinggi|
|Taller than||Lebih tinggi dari|
|Shorter than||Lebih pendek dari|
|More beautiful||Lebih cantik|
|Less beautiful||Kurang cantik|
|Most beautiful||Paling cantik|
|You are happy||Anda bahagia|
|You are as happy as Maya||Anda sebahagia Maya|
|You are happier than Maya||Anda lebih bahagia dari Maya|
|You are the happiest||Anda yang paling berbahagia|
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Below is a list of 18 words related to shopping such as in the supermarket. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or the shopping mall without a problem.
|Can you take less?||Bolehkah harganya dikurangkan sedikit?|
|Do you accept credit cards?||Boleh bayar dengan kad kredit?|
|How much is this?||Berapakah harganya?|
|I'm just looking||Saya tengok-tengok saja|
|Only cash please!||Tunai sahaja!|
|This is too expensive||Ini sangat mahal|
|Credit card||Kad kredit|
|Gas station||Stesen minyak|
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Below is a list of 30 words related to eating at a restaurant. Obviously, they will come in handy if you invite someone out to dinner or order something off the menu without a problem.
|I'm vegetarian||Saya vegetarian|
|It is very delicious!||Ia amat lazat!|
|May we have the check please!||Boleh saya minta bilnya?|
|The bill please!||Minta bilnya!|
|Waiter / waitress!||pelayan lelaki / perempuan|
|What do you recommend? (to eat)||Apa yang anda syorkan untuk saya makan?|
|What's the name of this dish?||Apakah nama masakan ini?|
|Where is there a good restaurant?||Di mana terdapat restoran yang bagus?|
|A cup of||Secawan|
|A glass of||Segelas|
|Black pepper||Lada hitam|
|Tip (money for the waiter)||Masa (Hari/bulan)|
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Congratulations! You finished your 17th lesson in Malay about the comparative form, shopping and eating at a restaurant. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Malay Lesson 18. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Malay homepage.