Malay Plural

Welcome to the fourth Malay lesson about the plural. This time we will learn about the singular form and what it looks like in the plural, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of emergency phrases.

book
book Audio
Buku
books
books Audio
Buku-buku
car
car Audio
Kereta
cars
cars Audio
Kereta-kereta
tree
tree Audio
Pokok
trees
trees Audio
Pokok-pokok
flower
flower Audio
Bunga
flowers
flowers Audio
Bunga-bunga

Plural Grammar Rules

The plural is the form which refers to more than one object or person. For example: I speak two languages the plural here is [languages] because it refers to more than one [language]. The examples below use plurals in different ways and places to demonstrate how they look wehn converted from their singular form.

Grammar + Rules
Malay
I speak one language
[singular form]
Saya boleh bertutur satu bahasa. Audio
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
Kami boleh bertutur tiga bahasa. Audio
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
Dia melawat banyak negara. Audio
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
Mereka gembira sekarang Audio
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
Dia mempunyai lima pasang kasut merah. Audio
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
Saya mahu sandwic tanpa bawang Audio

The following is a list of examples showing both the singular and plural form. This demonstrates how the plural is used with humans, objects and animals.

woman
woman Audio
Wanita
women
women Audio
Wanita-wanita
man
man Audio
Lelaki
men
men Audio
Lelaki
house
house Audio
Rumah
houses
houses Audio
Rumah-rumah
cup
country Audio
Cawan
cups
countries Audio
Cawan-cawan
cow
cow Audio
Lembu
cows
cows Audio
Lembu-lembu
horse
horse Audio
Kuda
horses
horses Audio
Kuda-kuda

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Malay by looking at these phrases which are related to emergencies. Be prepared when traveling abroad, just in case you need help or by offering help to someone else. I recommend writing these expressions down on a notebook before traveling.

English
Malay
Help
Tolong! Audio
Call the ambulance
Panggil ambulans! Audio
I need a doctor
Saya perlukan doktor Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
Di manakah farmasi terdekat? Audio
Are you okay?
Anda ok? Audio
I am sick
Saya rasa kurang sihat Audio
Call the police
Panggil polis! Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about the plural 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 Nouns   Malay Nouns

Malay Gender   Malay Gender



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