Nama siapa? What’s (your) name?
Berasal dari mana? Where are (you) from? Saya berasal dari Sungei Petani I come from Sungei Petani
Kerja apa ni? What job do you do? Sekarang saya tengah belajar Now, I’m studying
1. A full sentence should be Nama awak siapa? You can omit the word awak when speaking to a person addressed as you.
2. Berasal dari mana? Again in this case the word awak is ommitted
3. Kerja apa ni? Do you notice the word awak is omitted again? The word ni meaning this can be used when referring to any situation.
Umur berapa dik? What’s (your) age?
Umur 18 (lapan belas) 18
Lesson 4. dik is short for adik, meaning brother or sister, used for any one younger than you. If someone is older, the word for brother is abang, the word for sister is kakak
5. Umur 18. In this case the word saya is omitted
Belajar di mana tu? Where do (you) study?
Lesson 6. tu at the end of a sentence can carry the meaning itu (ie that) or simply explains a situation. In fact the word ni can be used also in replacement of tu
Di sekolah.. sekolah dekat sini.. At school.. at school near here.. Apa nama sekolah tu? What’s the school’s name?
Sekolah Mahsuri Mahsuri School
Lesson 7. sekolah tu. In this case, tu means itu (ie that)
Dah makan ke belum? Have (you) eaten? Dah Already
8. . Sudah makan? This is a very common phrase for greeting. Ecven though it mean have you eaten, but it actually means how are you.
Adik ni tinggal di mana? Where do (you) live bother? Tinggal di Taman Berlian (I) live at Taman Berlian
Ada berapa adik-beradik? How many siblings do (you) have?
3 (Tiga) Three Ada berapa adik-beradik lelaki? How many boys? Tiga, semua tiga.. semua lelaki Three, all three.. all boys
Ok.. terima kasih dik.. Ok.. Thank you brother
Lesson 9. To say sister in the family, use adik beradik perempuan