Malay Prepositions

If you're trying to learn Malay Prepositions which is also called Malaysian, check our courses about time and place prepositions and and demonstrative pronouns... 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 Prepositions

Learning the Malay Prepositions displayed below is vital to the language. Malay prepositions link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition. Here are some examples:

English PrepositionsMalay Prepositions
PrepositionsPreposisi
inside the housedi dalam rumah
outside the cardi luar kereta
with mebersama saya
without himtanpa dia
under the tabledi bawah meja
after tomorrowlusa
before sunsetsebelum matahari terbenam
but I'm busytapi saya sibuk

Notice the structure of the Prepositions in Malay.

List of Prepositions in Malay

Below is a list of the Time place and demonstrative pronouns in Malay placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Malay vocabulary.

English PrepositionsMalay Prepositions
abouttentang
abovedi atas
acrossdi seberang
afterselepas
againstterhadap
amongantara
aroundsekitar
assebagai
atdi
beforesebelum
behinddi belakang
belowdi bawah
beneathdi bawah
besidedi sebelah
betweendi antara
beyondluar
buttetapi
byoleh
despitewalaupun
downke bawah
duringselama
exceptkecuali
foruntuk
fromdari
indi/di dalam
insidedi dalam
intoke dalam
nearberhampiran
nextseterusnya
ofdari
onpada
oppositeseberang
outdi luar
outsidedi luar
overatas
persetiap
plustambah
roundbulat
sincesejak
thandaripada
throughmelalui
tillsampai
tountuk
towardke arah
underbawah
unliketidak seperti
untilsehingga
upke atas
viamelalui
withdengan
withindalam
withouttanpa
two wordsdua perkataan
according tomenurut
because ofkerana
close toberhampiran
due todisebabkan oleh
except forkecuali
far fromjauh dari
inside ofdalam
instead ofdaripada
near toberhampiran
next tosebelah
outside ofdi luar
prior tosebelum
three wordstiga perkataan
as far assejauh
as well asmahupun
in addition todisamping
in front ofdi depan
in spite ofwalaupun
on behalf ofbagi pihak
on top ofdi atas
demonstrative pronounspreposisi demonstratif
thisini
thatbahawa
theseini
thoseitu

Time place and demonstrative pronouns have a very important role in Malay. Once you're done with the Malaysian Prepositions, 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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