Malay Numbers

Welcome to the sixth Malay lesson about numbers. This time we will learn about cardinal and ordinal numbers, followed by grammar rules, then animal names, finally a conversation in Malay to help you practice your daily phrases.

Cardinal and Ordinal
Malay
one
Satu Audio
first
pertama Audio
two
dua Audio
second
kedua Audio
three
tiga Audio
third
ketiga Audio
four
empat Audio
fourth
keempat Audio
five
lima Audio
fifth
kelima Audio
six
enam Audio
sixth
keenam Audio
seven
tujuh Audio
seventh
ketujuh Audio
eight
lapan Audio
eighth
kelapan Audio
nine
sembilan Audio
ninth
kesembilan Audio
ten
sepuluh Audio
tenth
kesepuluh Audio
eleven
sebelas Audio
eleventh
kesebelas Audio
twelve
dua belas Audio
twelfth
kedua belas Audio
thirteen
tiga belas Audio
thirteenth
ketiga belas Audio
fourteen
empat belas Audio
once
sekali Audio
fifteen
lima belas Audio
twice
dua kali Audio
sixteen
enam belas Audio
Monday
Isnin Audio
seventeen
tujuh belas Audio
Tuesday
Selasa Audio
eighteen
lapan belas Audio
Wednesday
Rabu Audio
nineteen
sembilan belas Audio
Thursday
Khamis Audio
twenty
dua puluh Audio
Friday
Jumaat Audio
seventy one
Tujuh puluh satu Audio
Saturday
Sabtu Audio
one hundred
seratus Audio
Sunday
Ahad Audio

Numbers Grammar Rules

Malay cardinal numbers refer to the counting numbers, because they show quantity. For example: I speak two languages. Ordinal numbers on the other hand tell the order of things and their rank: my first language is Malay. The examples below use numbers in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Malay
I have three dogs
[number + noun]
Saya mempunyai tiga ekor anjing. Audio
my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]
Anak perempuan saya mempunyai dua ekor kucing. Audio
she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]
Dia boleh bertutur tujuh bahasa. Audio
my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]
Abang saya mempunyai seorang anak lelaki. Audio
this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]
Ini adalah pelajaran kedua saya. Audio
did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]
Sudahkah anda membaca buku ketiga? Audio

We're not done yet! The following is a list of animals.

cow
cow Audio
Lembu
goat
goat Audio
Kambing
donkey
donkey Audio
Keldai
horse
horse Audio
Kuda
dog
dog Audio
Anjing
cat
cat Audio
Kucing
mouse
mouse Audio
Tikus
bird
bird Audio
Burung

Conversation in Malay

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

English
Malay
Where are you from?
Anda dari mana? Audio
I'm from the U.S
Saya dari U.S Audio
I'm American
Saya orang Amerika. Audio
Where do you live?
Anda tinggal di mana? Audio
I live in the U.S
Saya tinggal di U.S Audio
What do you do for a living?
Apa pekerjaan anda? Audio
I'm a student
Saya seorang pelajar Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Malay? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have here. You can now check the next lesson below.

Malay Gender   Malay Gender

Malay Phrases   Malay Phrases



Share

Inspirational Quote: Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. William B. Sprague