Adjectives

Malay Lesson 2 (Adjectives and Food)

Duration: 30 mins

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Linguistic Malay Vocabulary
Culture Malay Phrases
Structure Malay Grammar

This second lesson teaches many important aspect in Malay like adjectives, vocabulary list about food and finally common phrases about greeting. 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.

Adjectives

Knowing adjectives in Malay is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to have a conversation about different topics by simply knowing some key words such as "good", "bad", "right", "wrong" etc. Adjectives are words used to describe or modify another person or thing in the sentence for example: I am happy. Malay is easy.

Below is a list of 20 adjectives 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.

Adjectives List in Malay

Adjectives Malay
Talltinggi
Shortpendek
Bigbesar
Widelebar
Longpanjang
Smallkecil
Thicktebal
Thinnipis
Newbaru
Old (opposite of new)Lama
CheapMurah
Expensivemahal
Youngmuda
Old (opposite of young)Tua
Wrongsalah
Right (correct)betul
GoodBaik
BadTeruk
Difficultsukar
Easysenang

Now we will try to implement some of the words 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 Adjectives in a Sentence

English Malay
Am I right or wrong?Adakah saya betul atau salah?
Is he younger or older than you?Dia muda atau tua dari kamu?
Is the test easy or difficult?Ujian itu senang atau susah?
Is this book new or old?Buku ini lama atau baru?
This is so expensiveMahal sangat ni

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Vocabulary List about Food

Below is a list of 50 words related to food such as fruits, vegetables and edible items. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or off the menu in a restaurant without a problem.

Food List in Malay

Food Malay
BreakfastSarapan
LunchMakan tengahari
DinnerMakan malam
Mealmakanan
ApplesEpal
Avocadosavokado
BananasPisang
BeansKekacang
BreadRoti
ButterMentega
Carrots Lobak merah
CheeseKeju
ChickenAyam
CoffeeKopi
CornJagung
CucumbersTimun
EggsTelur
Figsbuah tin
FishIkan
Foodmakanan
FruitBuah-buahan
GarlicBawang putih
GrapesAnggur
Ice creamais krim
Lemonslemon
LettuceDaun salad
MeatDaging
MilkSusu
OlivesBuah zaitun
OnionsBawang
Orange juiceJus oren
OrangesOren
PeachesPic
PearsPear
PeppersLada hitam
PineapplesNanas
PizzaPizza
PotatoesUbi kentang
PumpkinLabu
SaladUlam
Saltgaram
Sandwichsandwic
Soda (like Coke)Soda
StrawberriesStraberi
Sugargula
TeaTeh
TomatoesTomato
VegetablesSayur-sayuran
WaterAir
WatermelonTembikai

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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
Are you thirsty?Kamu haus ke?
I'm hungrySaya lapar
Do you have a bottle of water?Kamu ada sebotol air?
Breakfast is readySarapan sudah sedia
What kind of food do you like?Apa jenis makanan yang kamu suka?
I like cheeseSaya suka keju
Bananas taste sweetPisang rasanya manis
I don't like cucumberSaya tidak suka timun
I like bananasSaya suka pisang
Lemons taste sourLemon rasanya masam
This fruit is deliciousBuah ini sedap
Vegetables are healthySayuran adalah menyihatkan
Hi!Hai
Good morning!Selamat pagi!
Good afternoon!Selamat tengah hari!
Good evening!Selamat petang!
Welcome!Selamat datang!
How are you? (informal)Anda apa khabar?
How are you? (formal)Apa khabar?
What's up? (colloquial) Apa macam?
I'm fine, thank you!Baik, terima kasih.
And you? (informal)Anda pula bagaimana?
And you? (formal)Anda pula?
GoodBaik

Fun Facts

Language Quote that a palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of characters which reads the same backward or forward. Allowances may be made for adjustments to capital letters, punctuation, and word dividers.

Congratulations! You finished your second lesson in Malay about adjectives, and food. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Malay Lesson 3. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Malay homepage.

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Linguistic Malay Vocabulary
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