How to use the definite article in Malay

How to use the definite article in Malay

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 Malay definite article

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.

Examples

dapur
the kitchen
lelaki
the man
buku
the book
meja
the table
kucing
the cat
Free Malay lesson

9 / 39

See another Malay lesson here

Next Malay Lesson
About Malay

About Malay

Malay is essentially the same language as Indonesian, spoken in Indonesia. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Malay would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

Full PDF

Basic words and phrases in Malay

Learn to get by in Malay with these useful words and phrases. The phrases below will help you to greet people in Malay, introduce yourself in Malay and even hold a conversation in Malay after you have met someone.

Selamat sejahtera
Hello !
Semua baik-baik saja ?
Everything okay ?
Bagaimana keadaannya ?
How are you doing ?
Selamat datang
Welcome !
Basic words and phrases in Malay
Selamat datang!
More Malay words
TeachMe! Malay

TeachMe! Malay

Learn Malay the easy, fun and fast way. Whether you're a complete beginner or you already know a few phrases in Malay, you'll be amazed at just how quickly you learn!

Add to cartTell me more
Click me

You can learn Malay in just 9 easy steps.

If you want to go from beginner to fluent in Malay in a reasonable amount of time, you'll need a proven study method and daily dedication. Our nine-step Malay learning guide will show you how to teach yourself Malay in a structured,effective way. The steps below will take you through the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand Malay.

Step 4 : The definite article in Malay

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).

On the Road! Malay

On the Road! Malay

Make the most of your trip to work by learning Malay words and phrases on the way. With this audio CD, you'll learn 1000's of Malay words & phrases in a very short time. The voice is in both Malay and English. Just listen, absorb and enjoy! We are one of the few companies in the world offering a learn Malay audio cd. If you have a CD player at home or in your car, this is the Malay course for you.

Add to cartTell me more

We use cookies to improve your experience on our site.

Learn more

Got it!

We're there to help.

We're there to help.

Customer care is at the heart of our business. Whatever questions you may have, we'll always be there to help.

Committed to quality.

Committed to quality.

We strive to make this site error free in 16 languages. If you find an error, simply click the symbol and we'll update the site... and send you something for free as well.

Dedicated to your success.Dedicated to your success.

Dedicated to your success.

We've been helping people learn languages for more than 15 years. You'll be amazed how quickly you'll learn to get by in Malay with courses from LinguaShop.