Lesson number 7 teaches an important aspect in Malay which is negation. I'm also including a list of vocabulary about the human body, and finally a conversation about getting to know someone. 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.
Negation is the opposite of an affirmative statement. So basically any negative expression such as "no", "never" "nothing" etc. Knowing how to use the negation form could help you double the number of expressions you could use in a sentence.
Here are some negation expressions 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.
|Not yet||Belum lagi|
|No one||Tiada sesiapa|
|No longer||Tiada lagi|
|Should not||Sepatutnya tidak|
Now we will try to implement some of the negative expressions above into full Malay sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.
|Don't worry!||Jangan risau|
|I cannot remember the word||Saya tidak ingat perkataannya|
|I do not speak Japanese||Saya tidak boleh berbahasa Jepun|
|I don't know!||Saya tidak tahu!|
|I'm not fluent in Italian yet||Saya belum fasih berbahasa Itali|
|I'm not interested!||Saya tidak mahu|
|No one here speaks Greek||Tiada siapa disini yang bercakap Greek|
|No problem!||Tiada masalah!|
|This is not correct||Ini tidak tepat|
|This is wrong||Ini salah|
|We don't understand||Kami tidak faham|
|You should not forget this word||Awak tidak boleh lupakan perkataan ini|
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Below is a list of 20 words related to human body. If you can memorize them by heart, you might be able to communicate to your doctor if you have amy pain or discomfort.
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Finally, a list of commonly used expressions about getting to know someone for the first time. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Malay Phrases page. Enjoy!
|He feels with his hand||Dia merasa dengan tangannya|
|I smell with my nose||Saya menghidu dengan hidung|
|She has beautiful eyes||Dia mempunyai mata yang cantik|
|She tastes with her tongue||Dia mengecap dengan lidahnya|
|We see with our eyes||Kita melihat dengan mata|
|You hear with your ears||Kamu mendengar dengan telinga|
|How old are you?||Berapa umur awak?|
|I'm (twenty, thirty...) Years old||Umur saya (dua puluh, tiga puluh...) tahun|
|Are you married?||Adakah anda sudah kahwin?|
|Do you have children?||Adakah anda mempunyai anak?|
|I have to go||Saya kena pergi dah|
|I will be right back!||Sekejap saya datang balik!|
Language Quote: English is the official language of the sky! It doesn't matter which country they are from, all pilots speak in English on international flights.
Congratulations! You finished your 7th lesson in Malay about negation, and the human body. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Malay Lesson 8. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Malay homepage.