Malay Verbs

If you're trying to learn Malay Verbs which is also called Malaysian, check our courses about Verbs in the present past and future tense... 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 Verbs

Learning the Malay Verbs displayed below is vital to the language. Malay verbs are words that convey action (bring, read, walk, run), or a state of being (exist, stand). In most languages a verb may agree with the person, gender, and/or number of some of its arguments, such as its subject, or object. Here are some examples:

English VerbsMalay Verbs
VerbsKata kerja
PastLalu
I spokeSaya bercakap
I wroteSaya menulis
I droveSaya memandu
I lovedSaya mencintai
I gaveSaya memberikan
I smiledSaya senyum
I tookSaya mengambil
he spokeDia bercakap
he wrotedia menulis
he drovedia memandu
he loveddia mencintai
he gaveDia memberi
he smiledDia senyum
he tookDia mengambil
we spokeKami bercakap
we wrotekami menulis
we drovekami melaju
we lovedkita cintai
we gavekami memberikan
we smiledKami senyum
we tookkami mengambil
FutureMasa depan
I will speakSaya akan bercakap
I will writeSaya akan menulis
I will driveSaya akan memandu
I will loveSaya akan mencintai
I will givesaya akan memberi
I will smileSaya akan senyum
I will takeSaya akan mengambil
he will speakDia akan bercakap
he will writeDia akan menulis
he will drivedia akan memandu
he will lovedia akan cinta
he will giveDia akan memberi
he will smileDia akan senyum
he will takedia akan mengambil
we will speakKami akan bercakap
we will writeKami akan menulis
we will driveKami akan memandu
we will loveKami akan mencintai
we will givekami akan memberikan
we will smileKami akan senyum
we will takekami akan mengambil
PresentSekarang
I speakSaya bercakap
I writeSaya menulis
I driveSaya memandu
I loveSaya mencintai
I giveSaya memberi
I smileSaya senyum
I takeSaya mengambil
he speaksDia bercakap
he writesdia menulis
he drivesDia memandu
he lovesdia mencintai
he givesDia memberi
he smilesDia senyum
he takesDia mengambil
we speakKami bercakap
we writeKami menulis
we driveKami memandu
we loveKami mencintai
we giveKami memberi
we smileKami senyum
we takeKami mengambil

Notice the structure of the Verbs in Malay.

List of Verbs in Malay

Below is a list of the conjugated Verbs in the present past and future in Malay placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Malay vocabulary.

English VerbsMalay Verbs
I can accept thatSaya boleh menerimanya
she added itdia menambahnya
we admit itkami mengakuinya
they advised himmereka menasihati dia
I can agree with thatSaya boleh bersetuju dengan itu
she allows itdia membenarkannya
we announce itkami mengumumkannya
I can apologizeSaya akan meminta maaf
she appears todaydia datang hari ini
they arranged thatmereka menetapkan bahawa
I can arrive tomorrowSaya akan tiba esok
she can ask himdia boleh bertanya
she attaches thatdia menambah bahawa
we attack themkami menyerang mereka
they avoid hermereka menjauhkan diri daripada dia
I can bake itSaya boleh membuatnya
she is like himdia seperti dia
we beat itkami mengalahkannya
they became happymereka menjadi bahagia
I can begin thatSaya boleh mulakannya
we borrowed moneykami pinjam duit
they breathe airmereka menghirup udara
I can bring itSaya boleh bawanya
I can build thatSaya boleh mendirikannya
she buys fooddia membeli makanan
we calculate itkami mengiranya
they carry itmereka membawanya
they don't cheatmereka tidak menipu
she chooses himdia memilih dia
we close itkami tutup
he comes heredia datang ke sini
I can compare thatSaya boleh membuat perbandingannya
she competes with media bersaing dengan saya
we complain about itkami mengadu tentangnya
they continued readingmereka terus membaca
he cried about thatdia menangis tentangnya
I can decide nowSaya boleh membuat keputusan sekarang
she described it to media menjelaskan padaku
we disagree about itkami tidak bersetuju tentang hal itu
they disappeared quicklymereka menghilang segera
I discovered thatSaya mendapati bahawa
she dislikes thatdia tidak suka hal itu
we do itkami lakukannya
they dream about itmereka impikan tentang itu
I earnedAku diterima
he eats a lotdia banyak makan
we enjoyed thatkami menikmatinya
they entered heremereka masuk sini
he escaped thatdia terlepas
I can explain thatsaya boleh jelaskan hal itu
she feels that toodia merasakannya juga
we fled from therekami lari dari sana
they will fly tomorrowmereka akan terbang besok
I can follow yousaya boleh mengikut anda
she forgot media lupakan saya
we forgive himkami maafkan dia
I can give her thatsaya boleh berikan dia
she goes theredia pergi ke sana
we greeted themkami menyambut mereka
I hate thatsaya bencinya
I can hear itsaya boleh dengarnya
she imagine thatdia bayangkannya
we invited themkami menjemput mereka
I know himsaya kenal dia
she learned itdia mempelajarinya
we leave nowkami berangkat sekarang
they lied about himmereka berbohong tentang dia
I can listen to thatsaya boleh mendengarnya
she lost thatdia kehilangannya
we made it yesterdaykami membuatnya semalam
they met himmereka bertemu
I misspell thatsaya salah eja
I always praysaya selalu berdoa
she prefers thatdia lebih suka itu
we protected themkami melindungi mereka
they will punish hermereka akan menghukum dia
I can put it theresaya boleh letakkannya di sana
she will read itdia akan membacanya
we received thatkami menerimanya
they refuse to talkmereka enggan bercakap
I remember thatsaya ingat akannya
she repeats thatdia mengulaginya
we see itkami melihatnya
they sell itmereka menjualnya
I sent that yesterdaysaya menghantarnya semalam
he shaved his bearddia mencukur janggutnya
it shrunk quicklyia mengecil dengan cepat
we will sing itkami akan menyanyikannya
they sat theremereka duduk di sana
I can speak itSaya boleh bercakap itu
she spends moneydia menghabiskan wang
we suffered from thatkami menderita disebabkan hal itu
they suggest thatmereka mencadangkan bahawa
I surprised himsaya mengejutkan dia
she took thatdia mengambilnya
we teach itkami mengajarnya
they told usmereka memberitahu kami
she thanked himdia berterima kasih kepada dia
I can think about itSaya boleh berfikir tentang hal ini
she threw itdia mencampakkannya
we understand thatkami faham hal itu
they want thatmereka mahukan benda itu
I can wear itsaya boleh memakainya
she writes thatbeliau menulis bahawa
we talk about itkami berbincang tentangnya
they have itmereka memilikinya
I watched itsaya menontonnya
I will talk about itsaya akan bercakap tentangnya
he bought that yesterdaydia beli benda itu semalam
we finished itkami selesaikannya

Verbs in the present past and future tense have a very important role in Malay. Once you're done with the Malaysian Verbs, 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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