Malay Numbers

Malay Numbers

If you're trying to learn Malay Numbers which is also called Malaysian, check our courses about Cardinal Numbers and Ordinal Numbers... to help you with your Malay grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. 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 Numbers

Learning the Malay Numbers is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you practice the subject, the closer you get to mastering the Malay language. But first we need to know what the role of Numbers is in the structure of the grammar in Malay.

Malay cardinal number convey the "how many" they're also known as "counting numbers," because they show quantity. Here are some examples:

English NumbersMalay Numbers
numbersnombor
oneSatu
twodua
threetiga
fourempat
fivelima
sixenam
seventujuh
eightlapan
ninesembilan
tensepuluh
elevensebelas
twelvedua belas
thirteentiga belas
fourteenempat belas
fifteenlima belas
sixteenenam belas
seventeentujuh belas
eighteenlapan belas
nineteensembilan belas
twentydua puluh
hundredratus
one thousandsatu ribu
millionjuta

As you can see from the example above, the structure of the Numbers in Malay has a logical pattern. Locate the Numbers above and see how it works with the rest of the sentence in Malaysian.

List of Ordinal Numbers in Malay

Malay Ordinal numbers tell the order of things in a set: first, second, third, etc. Ordinal numbers do not show quantity. They only show rank or position. Below is a list of the Cardinal Numbers and Ordinal Numbers in Malay. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Malay vocabulary.

English NumbersMalay Numbers
Ordinal Numbers
firstpertama
secondkedua
thirdketiga
fourthkeempat
fifthkelima
sixthkeenam
seventhketujuh
eighthkelapan
ninthkesembilan
tenthkesepuluh
eleventhkesebelas
twelfthkedua belas
thirteenthketiga belas
fourteenthkeempat belas
fifteenthkelima belas
sixteenthkeenam belas
seventeenthketujuh belas
eighteenthkelapan belas
nineteenthkesembilan belas
twentiethkedua puluh
oncesekali
twicedua kali

Cardinal Numbers and Ordinal Numbers have a very important role in Malay, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with the Malaysian Numbers, 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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