How to form simple sentences in Malay

How to form simple sentences in Malay

You want to learn how to form simple sentences in Malay? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Malay lessons complete with useful examples. The house is big, the book is old... we make forming simple Malay sentences easy.

Simple Malay sentences

In the present tense, where an English sentence would use the verb 'to be', a typical sentence in Malay does not use a verb at all. Just the subject and the attribute are used without a verb.

Examples

Anak-anak perempuan kecil.
The girls are small.
Anak-anak perempuan cantik.
The girls are pretty.
Anak-anak perempuan besar.
The girls are big.
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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.

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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.

Jumpa esok
See you tomorrow
Jumpa lagi
See you soon
Jumpa lagi
See you again
Sampai nanti
See you later
Basic words and phrases in Malay
Selamat pagi!
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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 10 : Simple sentences in Malay

You've already learned so much in steps 1 to 9 and we'd like to help you learn even more with this bonus step. Learn the phrases Ini buku, Ini kerusi and Ini pintu (This is a book, This is a chair, This is a door). Then learn the phrases Pintu besar and Pintu kecil (The door is big, The door is small). And then learn the phrases Pintu-pintu besar and Pintu-pintu kecil (The doors are big, The doors are small). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about simple Malay sentences including useful examples. Take everything you have learned so far and then teach yourself just a few new words each week. In this way, you'll soon be able to say 100's, if not 1000's of short phrases in Malay. Give it a try yourself!

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