Malay Feminine

If you're trying to learn Malay Feminine you will find out that Malay actually doesn't have a gender. So there is no masculine or feminine... But you still need to know how to deal with that fact. Below are some tips and examples. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Malay. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Malay Gender

As we mentioned before, there is no Malay gender which is good news (compared to other languages).

While in English it is known that feminine refers to female qualities attributed specifically to women and girls or things considered feminine. The complement to feminine is masculine. In Malay, nouns are not masculine, feminine, they might be all considered "neutral".

Grammar Tips:
There are no genders in Malay, no feminine and no masculine. This applies to adjectives as well as nouns. The words ‘he’, ‘she’, ‘him’ and ‘her’ uses the same Malay word which is ‘dia’.


Here are some examples:

English GenderMalay Gender
FeminineWanita
he is happydia gembira
she is happydia gembira
he is Americandia orang Amerika
she is Americandia orang Amerika
manlelaki
womanwanita
fatherayah
motheribu
brotherabang/adik lelaki
sisterkakak/adik perempuan
uncleBapa saudara
auntIbu saudara
bulllembu jantan
cowlembu betina
boybudak lelaki
girlbudak perempuan

As you can see from the example above, there is no structure of the Feminine in Malay.

Gender in Malay

Below are examples of some vocabulary words that you can try to memorize to help you boost your vocabulary.

English VocabularyMalay Vocabulary
objectsobjek
bathroombilik mandi
bedkatil
bedroombilik tidur
ceilingsiling
chairkerusi
clothespakaian
coatkot
cupcawan
deskmeja
dressgaun
floorlantai
forkgarpu
furnitureperabot
glasskaca
hattopi
houserumah
inkdakwat
jacketjaket
kitchendapur
knifepisau
lamplampu
lettersurat
mappeta
newspapersurat khabar
notebookbuku nota
pantsseluar
paperkertas
penpen
pencilpensil
pharmacyfarmasi
picturegambar
platepinggan
refrigeratorpeti sejuk
restaurantRestoran
roofatap
roombilik
rugpermaidani
scissorsgunting
shampoosyampu
shirtkemeja
shoeskasut
soapsabun
sockssarung kaki
spoonsudu
tablemeja
toilettandas
toothbrushberus gigi
toothpasteubat gigi
toweltuala
umbrellapayung
underwearpakaian dalam
walldinding
walletdompet
windowtingkap
telephonetelefon

Feminine and Masculine are absent from Malay, therefore they don't need very special attention. Once you're done with Malay gender lesson, you might want to check the rest of our Malay lessons here: Learn Malay. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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