Greeting Phrases

Malay Greeting Phrases

  • Welcome : Selamat Datang
  • Welcome to Langkawi : Selamat datang ke Langkawi
  • Good Morning : Selamat Pagi (12.01am – 11.59am)
  • Good Afternoon : Selamat Tengahari (12.00n – 2.00pm)
  • Good Evening : Selamat Petang (2.01pm – 7.00pm)
  • Good Night : Selamat malam (7.01pm – 11.59pm)
  • Good Bye : Selamat Jalan (addressed to the person leaving)
  • Good Bye : Selamat Tinggal (addressed to the person staying)
  • See you again : Jumpa Lagi
  • How are you? : Apa khabar?
  • I am fine : Sihat / Bagus
  • Have you eaten? : Awak sudah makan?
  • Yes, I have eaten : Saya sudah makan
  • No, I haven’t eaten yet : Saya belum makan lagi
  • Can I help you? : Boleh saya bantu?
  • Can you help me? : Boleh awak bantu saya?
  • Can I see Mr Kamal? : Boleh saya berjumpa dengan Encik Kamal?
  • Can I come in? : Boleh saya masuk?
  • Please wait for a moment : Sila tunggu sebentar
  • Please come in : Sila masuk
  • Please sit down : Sila duduk
  • Please come again : Sila datang lagi
  • Where are you from ? : Awak dari mana?
  • I am from England : Saya dari England
  • What is your name? :  Siapa nama awak?
  • My name is Helen : Nama saya Helen
  • How old are you? : Berapa umur awak?
  • I am 25 years old : Umur saya 25 (dua puluh lima) tahun

Note :

Have you eaten? is a common greeting in Malay. It’s almost the same value as How are you?

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