Malay Lesson 8 (Pronouns and Travel)

Duration: 30 mins

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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.

Subject Pronouns in Malay

Pronouns Malay
You (plural)Kamu
I love youSaya cintakan awak
She is beautifulDia cantik
They are dancingMereka sedang menari
We are happyKami bahagia

Object pronouns are another important one you should make sure you master.

Object Pronouns in Malay

Pronouns Malay
You (plural)Kamu
Can you call us?Boleh awak telefon kami?
Give me your phone numberBoleh saya dapatkan nombor telefon awak
I can give you my emailSaya boleh bagi emel sayapada awak
Tell him to call meMinta 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.

Possessive Pronouns Malay

Pronouns Malay
MySaya punya
YourKamu/awak/anda punya
HisDia punya
HerDia punya
OurKami punya
Your (plural)Kamu punya
TheirMereka punya
His email is...emel beliau ialah...
My phone number is...Nombor telefon saya ialah
Our dream is to visit SpainImpian kami adalah melawat Sepanyol
Their country is beautifulNegara 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!

Possessive Case of the Pronoun in Malay

Pronouns Malay
Minemilik saya
Yoursmilik anda
Hismilik dia
Hersmilik dia
Oursmilik kita
Yours (plural)milik kamu semua
TheirsMilik mereka
Is this pen yours?Adakah ini pen awak?
The book is mineBuku itu milik saya
The shoes are hersKasut itu adalah milik dia
Victory is oursKejayaan milik kita

Vocabulary List about Travel

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.

Travel List in Malay

Travel Malay
AirportLapangan terbang
Bus stationStesen bas
For businessUntuk urusan perniagaan
For pleasureUntuk tujuan bersuka ria
Help DeskMeja bantuan
To travelUntuk melancong
Train (noun)Keretapi
Train stationStesen keretapi
By trainDengan keretapi
By carDengan kereta
By busDengan bas
By taxiDengan teksi
By airplaneDengan kapal terbang


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Daily Conversation in Malay

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!

Common Expressions in Malay

English Malay
Do you accept credit cards?Boleh bayar dengan kad kredit?
How much will it cost?Berapakah harganya?
I have a reservationSaya ada membuat tempahan
I'd like to rent a carSaya 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 youGembira 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 kiddingSaya bergurau saja
I'm hungrySaya lapar
I'm thirstySaya dahaga

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 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.

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