Adverbs

Malay Lesson 18 (Adverbs and Animals)

Duration: 30 mins

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In this 18th lesson we will explore the Malay adverbs, vocabulary list about animals and finally farewell phrases. We will be using both vocabulary and grammar to ensure that you know how to use 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.

Adverbs

In addition to adjectives, adverbs are very essential. This includes adverbs of time ", frequency, manner and place. It can make it easy to have a conversation about different topics by simply knowing some key words such as "yesterday", "always", "quickly", "here" etc. Adverbs can modify adjectives and verbs.

Below is a list of 30 adverbs 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.

Adverbs List in Malay

Adverbs Malay
Alreadysudah
Immediatelyserta merta
Last nightKomputer riba
Laterakhir-akhir ini
Next weekminggu depan
NowSekarang
SoonSekejap
Stillmasih
This morningpagi ini
TodayHari ini
TomorrowBesok
TonightMalam ini
YesterdaySemalam
Yetlagi
Anywheredimana saja
Everywheremerata
Heresini
Theresana
Almosthampir
Alonesendirian
Carefullyberhati-hati
QuicklySecara pantas
Reallybenar-benar
SlowlySecara perlahan-lahan
Togetherbersama
Verysangat
Alwaysselalu
NeverTidak pernah
Rarelyjarang
Sometimeskadang-kadang

Let's put some of the adverbs above into full Malay sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Malay Adverbs in a Sentence

English Malay
Do you like it here?Adakah anda menyukai tempat ini?
See you later!Jumpa kamu nanti!
Thank you very much!Terima kasih banyak-banyak!
I really like it!Saya betul-betul sukakannya

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Vocabulary List about Animals

Here is a list of 25 words related to farm and wild animals as well as insects. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to talk about pets you have in the house or farm.

Animals List in Malay

Animals Malay
AnimalBinatang
BearBeruang
BirdBurung
ButterflyRama-rama
CatKucing
CowLembu
DogAnjing
DonkeyKeldai
Eagleburung helang
Elephantgajah
FarmLadang
Foresthutan
GoatKambing
HorseKuda
InsectSerangga
Lionsinga
Monkeymonyet
MosquitoNyamuk
MouseTikus
Rabbitarnab
Sheep (plural)Biri-biri
Snakeular
SpiderLabah-labah
Tigerharimau

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Daily Conversation in Malay

Finally, a list of sentences using the vocabulary used in this lesson plus some bonus phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Malay Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Malay

English Malay
Do you have any animals?Adakah anda membela haiwan?
Do you sell dog food?Awak ada jual makanan anjing?
I have a dogSaya ada seekor anjing
Monkeys are funnyMonyet adalah haiwan yang kelakar
She likes catsDia suka kucing
Tigers are fastHarimau adalah haiwan yang pantas
BadTeruk
HappyGembira
SadSedih
Thank you!Terima kasih!
You're welcome! (in response to "thank you")Sama-sama
Have a nice day!
Good night!Selamat malam!
Have a good trip!Selamat jalan
It was nice talking to you!Gembira berbual dengan awak!

Fun Facts

Did you know? Commonly used adverbs constitute about 15% of sentences in Malay. That means they should not be ignored because sooner or later you will need to use them.

Congratulations! You finished your 18th lesson in Malay about adverbs, and animals. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Malay Vocabulary. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Malay homepage.

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