The 8th lesson contains the Malay pronouns including the subject, object and possessive forms. In addition, you will find a vocabulary list about travel and finally some general common 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.
Pronouns are a must to learn because they are part of almost every sentence. They make up about 20% of the daily language use which includes the subject, object and possessive pronoun. If there is an lesson you should NOT skip, this would be one of them.
We will start with the subject pronouns since it's the most used of the 4 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.
|I love you||Saya cintakan awak|
|She is beautiful||Dia cantik|
|They are dancing||Mereka sedang menari|
|We are happy||Kami bahagia|
Object pronouns are another important one you should make sure you master.
|Can you call us?||Boleh awak telefon kami?|
|Give me your phone number||Boleh saya dapatkan nombor telefon awak|
|I can give you my email||Saya boleh bagi emel sayapada awak|
|Tell him to call me||Minta dia telefon saya|
Now we will discuss the possessive pronoun also called possessive determiners which is very straight forward and self explanatory. You use it when you want to express that something belongs to you but usually it comes before a noun.
|Your (plural)||Kamu punya|
|His email is...||emel beliau ialah...|
|My phone number is...||Nombor telefon saya ialah|
|Our dream is to visit Spain||Impian kami adalah melawat Sepanyol|
|Their country is beautiful||Negara mereka indah|
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As for the possessive case of the pronoun, it is used differently because it does not have to come before a noun. Check out the examples!
|Yours (plural)||milik kamu semua|
|Is this pen yours?||Adakah ini pen awak?|
|The book is mine||Buku itu milik saya|
|The shoes are hers||Kasut itu adalah milik dia|
|Victory is ours||Kejayaan milik kita|
Below is a list of 31 words and expressions related to travel such as means of transportation, lodging and tourism. If you memorize them by heart, you will be able to get around the country and ask for directions much easier than if you did not.
|Bus station||Stesen bas|
|For business||Untuk urusan perniagaan|
|For pleasure||Untuk tujuan bersuka ria|
|Help Desk||Meja bantuan|
|To travel||Untuk melancong|
|Train station||Stesen keretapi|
|By train||Dengan keretapi|
|By car||Dengan kereta|
|By bus||Dengan bas|
|By taxi||Dengan teksi|
|By airplane||Dengan kapal terbang|
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Finally, a list of sentences that you might need or see often. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Malay Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Do you accept credit cards?||Boleh bayar dengan kad kredit?|
|How much will it cost?||Berapakah harganya?|
|I have a reservation||Saya ada membuat tempahan|
|I'd like to rent a car||Saya ingin menyewa kereta|
|I'm here on business / on vacation.||Saya sedang dalam urusan kerja / bercuti|
|Is this seat taken?||Adakah tempat ini diduduki sesiapa?|
|It was nice meeting you||Gembira jumpa awak|
|Take this! (when giving something)||Ambil ini!|
|Do you like it?||Awak sukakannya?|
|I really like it!||Saya betul-betul sukakannya|
|I'm just kidding||Saya bergurau saja|
|I'm hungry||Saya lapar|
|I'm thirsty||Saya dahaga|
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 8th lesson in Malay about the pronouns, and travel expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Malay Lesson 9. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Malay homepage.