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Malay I - 1. Basic Phrases

Good Morning
Selamat Pagi

Good Evening
Selamat Petang

Good Night
Selamat Malam

Goodbye
Selamat tinggal / Selamat Jalan

See you again / soon
Jumpa lagi

See you tomorrow
Jumpa ( awak ) esok

Thank you
Terima Kasih

You're welcome
Sama-sama

Welcome
Selamat Datang

Let's go !
Mari pergi ! ( Let's go means let us go, I might also be Mari Kita Pergi )

Pardon / Excuse Me
Maafkan saya ( ? / ! )

How are you ?
Apa khabar ( ? / ! )

I am fine, thanks.
Saya baik / baik, Terima kasih

Yes / No
Ya / Tidak

What's your name ?
Siapa nama awak ? ( you may add " kah " after question words such as, siapa, bagaimana etc. )

My name is ...
Nama saya ialah ...

How old are you ?
Berapakah umur awak ?

I am ... years old.
Saya berumur ... tahun.

Where are you from ?
Dari mana awak berasal ? Awak berasal dari mana ? ( I think better to choose the second )

I am from ...
Saya berasal dari ...

Please note that the sentences talking about " berasal ". " Berasal " means where you were born ( states / province )

Where do you live ?
Di mana awak tinggal ?

I live in ...
Saya tinggal di ...

Do you speak Malay ?
Adakah awak boleh berbahasa Melayu ? ( or bercakap Bahasa Melayu )
( This sentence brings mean that the first speaker ask the second if HE CAN SPEAK MALAY.
and not asking if the second speaker HAD spoken in Malay ... )

Do you understand me ?
Adakah awak faham apa yang saya cakap ? ( Direct translation : Do you understand what did I say ? )

Yes, of course !
Ya, sudah tentu !

A bit ( a little, a little bit or whatever ~ )
Sedikit ( formal / sikit-sikit ( informal )

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