Welcome to the fifth Malay lesson about gender. This time we will view a list of people, feminine and masculine, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of expressions in Malay to help you practice your daily phrases.
In general, gender is used to distinguish between male and female, sometimes referred to as masculine and feminine. For example: my son and daughter are students the noun [son] is masculine, while [daughter] is feminine. The following examples use gender in different ways and places to demonstrate their behavior.
|Grammar + Rules|
|my son is a student|
[masculine + noun]
|Anak saya seorang pelajar. |
|her daughter is a student|
[feminine + noun]
|Anak perempuannya seorang pelajar. |
|he has a tall brother|
[adjective + masculine]
|(Abang/Adik lelaki) dia tinggi. |
|she has a tall sister|
[adjective + feminine]
|(Kakak/Adik perempuan) dia tinggi. |
|his brothers are young|
[plural masculine + adjective]
|(Abang-abang/Adik-adik lelaki) dia masih muda. |
|his sisters are young|
[plural feminine + adjective]
|(Kakak-kakak/Adik-adik perempuan) dia masih muda. |
The list below will probably provide more clarification. These are family members (males and females). I think it would be wise to memorize them as part of your important vocabulary list.
Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Malay, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.
|What do you mean?|
|Apa yang kamu maksudkan?|
|I don't understand|
|Saya tidak faham|
|I don't know|
|Saya tidak tahu|
|What is that called in Malay?|
|Apa itu dalam Bahasa Melayu?|
|What is this?|
|What does that word mean in English?|
|Apa maksud perkataan itu dalam Bahasa Inggeris?|
|Sorry (if you made a mistake)|
I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the gender in Malay. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.