Malay Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Malay. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Malay.

Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Malay conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:

Present Tense
Malay
I speak English
Saya berbahasa Inggeris. Audio
you speak French
Anda berbahasa Perancis Audio
he speaks German
Dia berbahasa Jerman. Audio
she speaks Italian
Dia berbahasa Itali. Audio
we speak Arabic
Kami berbahasa Arab. Audio
they speak Chinese
Mereka berbahasa Cina. Audio

The past tense in Malay conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
Malay
I visited France
Saya telah melawat Perancis. Audio
you visited Italy
Anda telah melawat Itali. Audio
he visited Morocco
Dia telah melawat Maghribi. Audio
she visited China
Dia telah melawat Cina. Audio
we visited Mexico
Kami telah melawat Mexico. Audio
they visited Kenya
Mereka telah melawat Kenya. Audio

The future tense in Malay conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
Malay
I will drink milk
Saya akan minum susu. Audio
you will drink coffee
Anda akan minum kopi. Audio
he will drink tea
Dia akan minum teh. Audio
she will drink water
Dia akan minum air. Audio
we will drink apple juice
Kami akan minum jus epal. Audio
they will drink tea
Mereka akan minum teh. Audio

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear
ear Audio
Telinga
eye
eye Audio
Mata
mouth
mouth Audio
Mulut
nose
nose Audio
Hidung
hair
hair Audio
Rambut
face
face Audio
Muka
head
head Audio
Kepala
heart
heart Audio
Jantung
hand
hand Audio
Tangan
fingers
fingers Audio
Jari-jari
leg
leg Audio
Kaki
feet
feet Audio
Kaki

Travel Phrases in Malay

Imagine yourself in some Malay speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!

English
Malay
Can you help me?
Bolehkah anda tolong saya? Audio
Can I help you?
Bolehkah saya tolong anda? Audio
Where is the airport?
Di mana lapangan terbang? Audio
Go straight
Jalan terus Audio
Then
Kemudian Audio
Turn left
Pusing kiri Audio
Turn right
Pusing kanan Audio

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Malay was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Malay Vocabulary   Malay Vocabulary

Malay Audio   Malay Audio



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