You want to learn how to use the definite article in Malay? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Malay lessons complete with useful examples. The apple, the house, the book... we'll teach you about the Malay definite article in a simple, clear and enjoyable way.
The definite article is what we call the word 'the' in English. The English definite article 'the' does not exist in Malay. Unlike English, a noun on its own can be considered definite without the need for a specific word to show this.
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The definite article is what we call the word the in English. The definite article is used with nouns in English (the book, the chair, the door etc.). Using the nouns buku, kerusi and pintu (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn how to use each noun with the definite article. This is easy in Malay, because in Malay, there is no definite article. So the word buku can mean book or the book, the word kerusi can mean chair or the chair and the word pintu can mean door or the door. You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the definite article in Malay including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the definite article with the Malay nouns buku, kerusi and pintu, you're ready to move on to Step 5 (the plural in Malay).
Next Step:The plural in Malay
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