The 5th Malay lesson teaches the use of the gender by creating the feminine from the masculine form. In addition to that, I included a vocabulary list about clothes and finally common phrases about origins. 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.
Knowing how to derive the feminine from the masculine form is very useful. It can make it easy to have a conversation about family members, pets, or professions. An example would be: "man", "woman", "Cat (fem.)", "cat (masc.)" etc.
Below is a list of 12 masculine and feminine 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.
|Cat (Masc.)||Kucing jantan|
|Cat (Fem.)||Kucing betina|
Now we will try to implement some of the forms above into full Malay sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.
|He is tall||Dia tinggi|
|She is tall||Dia tinggi|
|He is a short man||Dia adalah seorang lelaki yang rendah|
|She is a short woman||Dia adalah seorang wanita yang rendah|
|He is German||Dia adalah lelaki German|
|She is German||Dia adalah wanita German|
|Japanese men are friendly||Lelaki Jepun adalah lelaki peramah|
|Japanese women are friendly||Wanita Jepun adalah wanita peramah|
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Below is a list of 20 words related to clothes and wearable accessories. Memorizing them by heart can make it easy for you to shop for clothes and maybe get some good bargains.
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Finally, these are a couple of phrases used in conversations to express where you are from or where you live etc. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Malay Phrases page.
|Do you like my dress?||Kamu suka baju saya?|
|I lost my socks||Saya hilang stokin saya|
|It looks good on you||Nampak cantik kamu pakai|
|She has a beautiful ring||Dia mempunyai cincin yang cantik|
|These pants (trousers) are long||Seluar ini panjang|
|These shoes are small||Kasut-kasut ini kecil|
|Where are you from?||Anda berasal dari mana?|
|I'm from the U.S||Saya berasal dari Amerika / A.S|
|I'm American||Saya berbangsa Amerika|
|Where do you live?||Dimana awak tinggal?|
|I live in the U.S||Saya tinggal di A.S|
|Do you like it here?||Adakah anda menyukai tempat ini?|
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Congratulations! You finished your 5th lesson in Malay about masculine, feminine, and clothes. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Malay Lesson 6. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Malay homepage.