Numbers

Malay Lesson 6 (Numbers and School)

Duration: 30 mins

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Structure Malay Grammar

The 6th lesson teaches counting in cardinal and ordinal numbers in Malay. I also included a vocabulary list about school and finally common daily phrases. 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.

Numbers

Knowing how to count in Malay is essential and should be one of first things to learn. By simply knowing numbers from 1 to 9 you could express large numbers in a simplified way. Cardinal numbers are for counting such as "1, 2, 3 ...". Ordinal numbers represent order or rank such as "1st, 2nd, 3rd ...".

Below is a list of the first 20 cardinal and ordinal numbers 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.

Numbers in Malay

Numbers Malay
OneSatu
Firstpertama
Twodua
Secondsaat
Threetiga
Thirdketiga
Fourempat
Fourthkeempat
Fivelima
Fifthkelima
Sixenam
Sixthkeenam
Seventujuh
Seventhketujuh
Eightlapan
Eighthkelapan
Ninesembilan
Ninthkesembilan
Tensepuluh
Tenthkesepuluh
Elevensebelas
Eleventhkesebelas
Twelvedua belas
Twelfthkedua belas
Thirteentiga belas
Thirteenthketiga belas
Fourteenempat belas
Fourteenthkeempat belas
Fifteenlima belas
Fifteenthkelima belas
Sixteenenam belas
Sixteenthkeenam belas
Seventeentujuh belas
Seventeenthketujub belas
Eighteenlapan belas
Eighteenthkelapan belas
Nineteensembilan belas
Nineteenthkesembilan belas
Twentydua puluh
Twentiethkedua puluh
Thirty three (31)Tiga puluh tiga
One hundred (100)Seratus
Three hundred and sixty (360)Tiga ratus enam puluh
One thousand (1000)Seribu
Two thousand and fourteen (2014)Dua ribu empat belas
One millionSatu juta
Oncesekali
Twicedua kali

Now we will try to implement some of the numbers 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 Numbers in a Sentence

Numbers Malay
I'm 30 years oldSaya berumur tiga puluh tahun
I have 2 sisters and 1 brotherSaya mempunyai dua adik-beradik perempuan dan satu lelaki
English is my first languageBahasa Inggeris bahasa ibunda saya
Her second language is SpanishBahasa keduanya ialah Bahasa Sepanyol

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact me using the Malay contact form on the header above.

Vocabulary List about School

Below is a list of 26 words related to school and classrooms. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able communicate to a teacher/students many objects in your class.

School Words in Malay

School Malay
Answerjawapan
BookBuku
BooksBuku-buku
ChairKerusi
DeskMeja
DictionaryKamus
LaptopBahasa-bahasa
LibraryPerpustakaan
Notebook (paper notebook)Buku nota
PageHalaman
PaperKertas
PenPen
PencilPensil
QuestionSoalan
SchoolSekolah
StudentPelajar
TeacherGuru
UniversityUniversiti

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Daily Conversation in Malay

Finally, a couple bonus sentences that you might find useful. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Malay Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Malay

English Malay
I have a questionSaya mempunyai satu soalan
To listenMendengar
To readMembaca
To speakUntuk bercakap
To thinkBerfikir
To understandMemahami
To writeMenulis
What's the name of that book?Apakah nama buku tersebut?
What do you do for a living?Apakah pekerjaan anda?
I'm a (teacher / artist / engineer)Saya seorang (guru/pelukis/jurutera)
Oh! That's good!Oh! Itu sangat bagus!
Can I practice with you?Boleh saya berlatih dengan awak?

Fun Facts

Language Quote: Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year.

Congratulations! You finished your 6th lesson in Malay about numbers, and school terms. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Malay Lesson 7. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Malay homepage.

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