Malay Nouns

Welcome to the third Malay lesson about nouns. This time we will first learn about fruits and vegetables, followed by grammar rules, then food items, finally a conversation in Malay to help you practice your daily phrases.

potatoes
potatoes Audio
Ubi kentang
tomatoes
tomatoes Audio
Tomato
onions
onions Audio
Bawang besar
carrots
carrots Audio
Lobak merah
fruits
fruits Audio
Buah-buahan
apples
apples Audio
Epal
bananas
bananas Audio
Pisang
oranges
oranges Audio
Oren

Nouns Grammar Rules

In general nouns refer to a person, an object, or abstract ideas. For example: a fast runner the noun is [runner] because it refers to a person. The examples below use nouns in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Malay
do you have milk?
[verb + noun]
Adakah anda mempunyai susu? Audio
I have milk and coffee
[preposition + noun]
Saya ada susu dan kopi. Audio
he has three apples
[number + plural noun]
Dia mempunyai tiga biji epal. Audio
she only has one apple
[number + singular noun]
Dia hanya mempunyai sebiji epal. Audio
we live in a small house
[adjective + noun]
Kami tinggal di sebuah rumah kecil. Audio
I like our breakfast
[pronoun + noun]
Saya suka sarapan kami Audio

The following are nouns of food items that you might be interested in learning and memorizing.

bread
bread Audio
Roti
milk
milk Audio
Susu
butter
butter Audio
Mentega
cheese
cheese Audio
Keju
coffee
coffee Audio
Kopi
sandwich
sandwich Audio
Sandwic
meat
meat Audio
Daging
chicken
chicken Audio
Ayam
fish
fish Audio
Ikan
breakfast
breakfast Audio
Sarapan
lunch
lunch Audio
Makan tengahari
dinner
dinner Audio
Makan malam

Conversation in Malay

Now we finally reach the fun part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.

English
Malay
Do you speak (English/ Malay)?
Anda boleh bercakap (Bahasa Inggeris/ Bahasa Melayu)? Audio
Just a little
Sedikit-sedikit Audio
I like Malay
Saya suka berbahasa Melayu Audio
Can I practice with you?
Boleh saya berlatih dengan anda? Audio
How old are you?
Berapa umur anda? Audio
I'm thirty three years old
Umur saya tiga puluh tiga tahun. Audio
It was nice talking to you
Seronok dapat berborak dengan anda! Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the nouns in Malay. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now check the next lesson below.

Malay Adjectives   Malay Adjectives

Malay Plural   Malay Plural



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