Learning Bahasa

Please note that most of the spellings are not correct as I wrote them down phonetically so I would know how to properly say them:) Words with an asterisk are also Malay words:)

Common Phrases:

Terima Kasi: Thank you
Sama sama: You’re welcome
Senang Bertemo Dengan Anda: Nice to meet you
Sama: Same
Lagi: Again
Tidak: No
Ya: Yes
Awas: Caution
Ah-ir: Water (spelled air!)
Ah-peh-too: What is…
Bantu: Help

Food Related:

Nasi: Rice
Goreng: Fried
Nasi Goreng: Fried Rice
Tellure: Egg
Ayam: Chicken
Eakan: Fish
Bebe: Duck
Pedis: Spicy
Sawa: Rice field
Sai-yo-ran: Vegetables
Ja-goo: Corn
Pee-sang: Banana
Kuh-lap-ah: Coconut
Sumanka: Watermelon
Lombok: Chili
Enak: Delicious
Timunsuri: Cucumber
Tebu: Sugar Cane
Gula: Sugar

Numbers:

1: Satu
2: Dua
3: Tiga
4: Empat
5: Lima
6: Enam
7: Tujuh
8: Delapan
9: Sembilan
10: Sepuluh

Weather:

Panas: Hot
Matahari: Sun
Hujan: Rain

Around the House:

Baskom: Bowl
Too-chee: Wash
Coors-see: Chair
Back-eye-ya: Clothes
Room-ah: House
Bolla: ball
Booku: Book
Kamarmandi: Bathroom
Tempat Tidur: Bedroom
Sendok: Spoon
Pee-ring: Plate
Pisau: Knife
Meja: Table
Atap: Roof
Glass: Glass

Family:

Saudara Laki-Laki: Brother
Saudara Perempuan: Sister
Mama: Mother
Papa: Father
Keluahgu: Family

Emotions/Adjectives:

Marah: Angry
Hore: Happy
Berisik: Silent, be quiet
Menangis: Cry
Pintar: Clever
Bodoh: Stupid

Body Parts:

Tangan: Hand
Kaki: Foot
Mata: Eyes
Telinga: Ears
Hidung: Nose
Muka: Face
Ramboot: Hair

Animal Related:

Binatang: Animals
Kandang: Pen for animals
Anjing: Dog
Kuching: Cat
Nyamuk: Mosquito
Monyet: Monkey
Bulu: Fur

Miscellaneous:

Asap: Smoke
Ah-pee: Fire
Toe-pee: Hat
Sapu: Broom
Belajar: Study
Kayu: Wood
Jangan: Finished
Gatal: Itchy
Loop-ah: Forget
Besok: Tomorrow
Bunga: Flower
Najis: Dirty
Haram: Forbidden
Halal: Allowed
Chantik: Beautiful
Gagah: Handsome
Kerya Bagus: Good job
Besar: Fat
Gigit: Bite
Aurat: means women must be covered from head to their wrists and ankles
Muhrim: You can’t be affectionate with others unless they are family or your spouse

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5 thoughts on “Learning Bahasa”

  1. Common Phrases:

    Terima Kasih: Thank you
    Senang Bertemu Dengan Anda: Nice to meet you
    Air: Water (spelled air!)
    Apa itu: What is…
    Bantu: Help

    Food Related:

    Telur: Egg

    Ikan: Fish
    Bebek: Duck
    Sawah: Rice field
    Sayuiran: Vegetables
    Jagung: Corn
    Pisang: Banana
    Kelapa: Coconut
    Semangka: Watermelon

    Numbers:

    1: Satu
    2: Dua
    3: Tiga
    4: Empat
    5: Lima
    6: Enam
    7: Tujuh
    8: Delapan
    9: Sembilan
    10: Sepuluh

    Weather:
    Dingin : Cold

    Around the House:

    Cuci: Wash
    Kursi: Chair
    Pakaian: Clothes
    Rumah: House
    Bola: ball
    Buku: Book
    Kamar Tidur: Bedroom
    Tempat Tidur/Ranjang: Bed
    Piring: Plate
    Gelas: Glass

    Family:
    Keluarga: Family

    Emotions/Adjectives:

    Marah: Angry
    Hore: Happy
    Berisik: Noisy
    Diam: Silent, be quiet

    Body Parts:
    Rambut: Hair

    Animal Related:
    Kucing: Cat

    Miscellaneous:

    Api: Fire
    Topi: Hat
    Jangan: Do not
    Selesai/jadi: Finished
    Cantik: Beautiful
    Kerja Bagus: Good job

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