Malay Phrases

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Malay Phrases

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English Malay Phrases
GreetingMenegur Sapa
Hi!Hi!/Helo!
Good morning!Selamat pagi!
Good afternoon!Selamat tengah hari!
Good evening!Selamat petang!
Welcome! (to greet someone)Selamat datang!
Hello my friend!Helo kawanku!
How are you? (friendly)Pe khabar?
How are you? (polite)Awak apa khabar? / Apa khabar?
I'm fine, thank you!Sihat!
And you? (friendly)Awak?
And you? (polite)Awak?
GoodSihat
Not so goodTidak berapa sihat
Long time no seeLama tidak jumpa
I missed youSaya rindukan awak
What's new?Apa cerita?
Nothing newTidak ada apa-apa / Sama saja
Thank you (very much)!Terima kasih (banyak-banyak/ sangat-sangat)!
You're welcome! (for "thank you")Sama-sama
My pleasureSama-sama
Come in! (or: enter!)Sila masuk!
Make yourself at home!Sila buat macam rumah sendiri!
Farewell ExpressionsEkspresi Perpisahan
Have a nice day!NA
Good night!Selamat malam!
Good night and sweet dreams!Selamat malam!
See you later!Jumpa lagi!
See you soon!Jumpa lagi!
See you tomorrow!Jumpa lagi esok!
Good bye!Bye!
Have a good trip!Selamat jalan!
I have to goSaya perlu minta diri dahulu
I will be right back!Tunggu sekejap
Holidays and WishesMengucapkan Sesuatu Kepada Seseorang
Good luck!Semoga berjaya!
Happy birthday!Selamat Hari Jadi!
Happy new year!Selamat Tahun Baru!
Merry Christmas!Selamat Hari Natal!
Happy Raya!Selamat Hari Raya!
Happy Chinese New Year!Selamat Tahun Baru Cina!
Congratulations!Tahniah!
Enjoy! (or: bon appetit)Silakan!
Bless you (when sneezing)Semoga awak diberkati
Best wishes!Semoga berjaya!
Cheers! (or: to your health)NA
Accept my best wishesSila terima ucapan selamat saya
How to Introduce YourselfBagaimana Memperkenalkan Diri Anda
What's your name?Siapa nama awak?
My name is (John Doe)Nama saya John Doe
Nice to meet you!Salam/ Selamat berkenalan!
Where are you from?Awak dari mana?
I'm from (the U.S/ Malaysia)Saya dari Amerika Syarikat/ Malaysia
I'm (American/ Malay)Saya orang Amerika Syarikat/ Malaysia
Where do you live?Awak tinggal di mana?
I live in (the U.S/ Malaysia)Saya tinggal di Amerika Syarikat/ Malaysia
Do you like it here?Awak suka (tinggal) di sana?
Malaysia is a beautiful countryMalaysia negara yang cantik
What do you do for a living?Apa pekerjaan awak?
I'm a (teacher/ student/ engineer)Saya seorang (guru/ pelajar/ jurutera)
Do you speak (English/ Malay)?Awak boleh bercakap Bahasa Inngeris/ Bahasa Melayu?
Just a littleSedikit-sedikit
I like MalaySaya suka Bahasa Melayu
I'm trying to learn MalaySaya sedang cuba belajar Bahasa Melayu
It's a hard languageIa bahasa yang susah
It's an easy languageIa bahasa yang mudah
Oh! That's good!Oh! Baguslah begitu!
Can I practice with you?Boleh saya berlatih dengan kamu?
I will try my best to learnSaya akan cuba bersungguh-sungguh untuk belajar
How old are you?Berapa umur awak?
I'm (twenty one, thirty two) years oldSaya (dua puluh satu, tiga puluh dua) tahun
It was nice talking to you!Seronok dapat berborak dengan awak!
It was nice meeting you!Seronok dapat berjumpa dengan awak!
Mr.../ Mrs. .../ Miss...Encik…/ Puan…/ Cik…
This is my wifeIni isteri saya
This is my husbandIni suami saya
Say hi to Thomas for meSampaikan salam saya kepada Thomas
Solving a MisunderstandingMenyelesaikan Perselisihan Faham
Sorry! (or: I beg your pardon!)Maaf!
Sorry (for a mistake)Maafkan saya
No problem!Tiada masalah!
Can you repeat please?Sila ulang sekali lagi
Can you speak slowly?Sila cakap perlahan-lahan
Can you write it down?Bolehkah awak tolong tuliskan untuk saya?
Did you understand what I said?Awak faham apa yang saya katakan?
I don't understand!Saya tidak faham!
I don't know!Saya tidak tahu!
What's that called in Malay?Apa itu dalam Bahasa Melayu?
What does that word mean in English?Apa maksud perkataan itu dalam Bahasa Inggeris?
How do you say "thanks" in Malay?Macam mana nak kata 'thank you' dalam Bahasa Melayu?
What is this?Apa ini?
My Malay is badBahasa Melayu saya teruk
Don't worry!Jangan bimbang!
I agree with youSaya setuju dengan awak
Is that right?Betul ke tu?
Is that wrong?Salah ke tu?
What should I say?Apa yang harus saya katakan?
I just need to practiceSaya hanya perlu berlatih
Your Malay is goodBahasa Melayu awak bagus
I have an accentSaya ada pelat
You don't have an accentAwak tidak ada pelat
Asking for DirectionsMeminta Bantuan Dan Menunjukkan Arah
Excuse me! (before asking someone)Maaf!/ Tumpang tanya!
I'm lostSaya sesat jalan
Can you help me?Bolehkah awak bantu saya?
Can I help you?Boleh saya bantu awak?
I'm not from hereSaya bukan orang sini
How can I get to (this place, this city)? Bagaimanakah cara untuk saya ke (tempat ini, bandar ini)?
Go straightJalan terus
ThenKemudian
Turn leftPusing kiri
Turn rightPusing kanan
Can you show me?Bolehkah awak tunjukkan kepada saya?
I can show you!Saya boleh tunjukkan kepada awak!
Come with me!Sila ikut saya/ Ikut saya!
How long does it take to get there?Berapa lamakah perjalanan ke sana?
Downtown (city center)Pusat bandar
Historic center (old city)Pusat bersejarah
It's near hereIa berhampiran sini
It's far from hereIa jauh dari sini
Is it within walking distance?Bolehkah saya berjalan kaki ke sana?
I'm looking for Mr. SmithSaya sedang mencari Mr. Smith
One moment please!Sila tunggu sebentar!
Hold on please! (when on the phone)Sila tunggu sebentar!
He is not hereDia tiada di sini
AirportLapangan terbang
Bus stationStesen bas
Train stationStesen kereta api
TaxiTeksi
NearDekat/ Hampir
FarJauh
Emergency Survival PhrasesUngkapan Kecemasan dan Kelangsungan Hidup
Help!Tolong!
Stop!Berhenti!/ Nanti!
Fire!Api!/ Kebakaran!
Thief!Pencuri!
Run!Lari!
Watch out! (or: be alert!)Hati-hati!
Call the police!Panggil polis!
Call a doctor!Panggil doktor!
Call the ambulance!Panggil ambulans!
Are you okay?Awak ok?
I feel sickSaya rasa kurang sihat
I need a doctorSaya perlukan doktor
AccidentKemalangan
Food poisoningKeracunan makanan
Where is the closest pharmacy?Di manakah farmasi terdekat?
It hurts hereSakit di sini
It's urgent!Ia mustahak!
Calm down!Bertenang!
You will be okay!Awak akan selamat/ ok!
Can you help me?Bolehkah awak tolong saya?
Can I help you?Bolehkah saya tolong awak?
Hotel Restaurant Travel PhrasesUngkapan Hotel, Restoran dan Perjalanan
I have a reservation (for a room)Saya ada buat tempahan
Do you have rooms available?Awak ada bilik (kosong)?
With shower / With bathroomDengan mandi hujan/ bilik mandi
I would like a non-smoking roomSaya ingin sebuah bilik tidak merokok
What is the charge per night?Berapakah caj untuk satu malam?
I'm here on business /on vacationSaya di sini kerana ada urusan/ Saya sedang bercuti di sini
DirtyKotor
CleanBersih
Do you accept credit cards?Adakah awak terima kad kredit?
I'd like to rent a carSaya ingin menyewa sebuah kereta
How much will it cost?Berapakah harganya?
A table for (one / two) please!Meja untuk (satu/ dua)!
Is this seat taken?Ada orang duduk di sini?
I'm vegetarianSaya vegetarian
I don't eat porkSaya tidak makan khinzir
I don't drink alcoholSaya tidak minum arak
What's the name of this dish?Apa nama masakan ini?
Waiter / waitress!Pelayan!
Can we have the check please?Boleh tolong beri bil kami?
It is very delicious!Makanan ini sungguh sedap!
I don't like itSaya tidak suka makanan ini
Shopping ExpressionsEkspresi Membeli-belah
How much is this?Berapakah harga ini?
I'm just lookingSaya cuma tengok-tengok sahaja
I don't have changeSaya tiada duit kecil
This is too expensiveBenda ini terlalu mahal
ExpensiveMahal
CheapMurah
Daily ExpressionsUngkapan Rawak/ Rambang
What time is it?Sekarang pukul berapa?
It's 3 o'clockIanya pukul tiga
Give me this!Sila beri ini kepada saya!
Are you sure?Awak pasti?
Take this! (when giving something)Ambil ni!
It's freezing (weather)Sejuk betul lah!
It's cold (weather)Sejuk lah!
It's hot (weather)Panas lah!
Do you like it?Awak sukakannya?
I really like it!Saya betul-betul/ benar-benar sukakannya!
I'm hungrySaya lapar
I'm thirstySaya haus
He is funnyDia kelakar lah
In The MorningPada waktu pagi
In the eveningPada waktu petang
At NightPada waktu malam
Hurry up!Cepat!
Cuss Words (polite)
This is nonsense! (or: this is craziness)Merepek lah!
My God! (to show amazement)Ya Tuhan!
Oh gosh! (when making a mistake)Alamak!
It sucks! (or: this is not good)Ia tidak baik sekali!
What's wrong with you?Kenapa dengan awak ni?
Are you crazy?Awak gilakah?
Get lost! (or: go away!)Pergi!
Leave me alone!Pergi!
I'm not interested!Saya tidak berminat!
Writing a Letter
Dear JohnSaudara John
My trip was very nicePerjalanan saya sangat menyeronokkan
The culture and people were very interestingAdat resam dan penduduknya sangat menarik
I had a good time with youSaya seronok ketika bersama awak
I would love to visit your country againSaya sungguh ingin untuk melawat negara awak lagi
Don't forget to write me back from time to timeJangan lupa untuk mengutus surat kepada saya dari masa ke semasa
Short Expressions and wordsEkspresi dan Perkataan Ringkas
GoodBagus
BadTidak bagus
So-so (or: not bad not good)Boleh la
BigBesar
SmallKecil
TodayHari ini
NowSekarang
TomorrowEsok
YesterdaySemalam
YesYa
NoTidak
FastLaju
SlowPerlahan
HotPanas
ColdSejuk
ThisItu
ThatIni
HereSini
ThereSana
Me (ie. Who did this? - Me)Saya
YouAwak/ Kamu
HimDia
HerDia
UsKami
ThemMereka
Really?Ya kah?/ Betul kah?
Look!Tengok itu!
What?Apa?
Where?Di mana?/ Mana?
Who?Siapa?
How?Bagaimana?
When?Bila?
Why?Kenapa?/ Mengapa?
ZeroKosong/Sifar
OneSatu
TwoDua
ThreeTiga
FourEmpat
FiveLima
SixEnam
SevenTujuh
EightLapan
NineSembilan
TenSepuluh

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