Useful Malay phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Malay. Click on the English phrases to see them in many other languages.

Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal

English Bahasa melayu (Malay)
Welcome Selamat datang
Hello Selamat pagi (good morning)
Selamat petang (good afternoon)
Selamat malam (good night)
Assalamualaikum (used by Muslims)
How are you?
I'm fine, thanks. And you?
Apa khabar? (What news?)
Khabar baik, terima kasih. Anda pula bagaimana?
Long time no see Sudah lama tidak berjumpa
What's your name?
My name is ...
Siapa nama anda?
Nama saya ...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Dari mana asal saudara? (frm) Asal dari mana? (inf)
Saya dari ...
Pleased to meet you Selamat berkenalan
Good morning Selamat pagi
Good afternoon /
midday
Selamat tengah hari (12-2pm)
Good evening /
late afternoon
Selamat petang (2-7pm)
Good night Selamat malam (after 7pm)
Goodbye Selamat tinggal (said if you're leaving)
Selamat jalan (said you're staying)
Sampai jumpa lagi
Good luck Selamat maju jaya! (go forward and victory)
Semoga berjaya!
Good health! Sihat selalu!
Have a nice day Semoga hari anda baik sahaja
Bon appetit Selamat menjamu selera! (Please treat your appetite)
Jemput makan! (Please eat!) Makan makan! (Eat eat!)
Bon voyage Selamat jalan!
I don't understand Saya tidak faham
Please speak more slowly Boleh cakap perlahan sedikit?
Please say that again Tolong ulang sekali lagi / Tolong ulang semula / Sila ulang
Please write this/that down Tolong tuliskan perkataan itu (that)
Tolong tuliskan perkataan ini (this)
Do you speak Malay?

Yes, a little
Bolehkah anda bercakap bahasa Malaysia?
Bolehkah anda bercakap bahasa Melayu?
Boleh, sedikit
How do you say ...
in Malay?
Bagaimana anda cakap .... dalam bahasa Melayu?
Apa bahasa Malaysianya ...?
Leave me alone! Pergi dari sini!
Excuse me Tumpang lalu (to pass by) Maafkan saya
How much is this? Berapa harganya ini?
Sorry Ma'af / Minta maaf (asking for forgiveness)
Tolong maafkan saya ('please forgive me')
Thank you
Response
Terima kasih
Sama-sama
Where's the toilet? Di mana tandas?
This gentleman/lady
will pay for everything
Dia akan bayar semuanya
Would you like to
dance with me?
Mahukah saudari menari dengan saya? (f)
Mahukah saudara menari dengan saya? (m)
I love you Saya sayang kamu / Aku cintakan kau
Aku cinta padamu / Aku mencintaimu
Get well soon Semoga cepat sembuh
Go away! Pergi dari sini!
Leave me alone! Jangan kacau saya!
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
Tolong!
Api! Kebakaran!
Berhenti!
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
Selamat Hari Natal (Christmas)
Selamat Tahun Baru (New Year)
Happy Birthday Selamat hari jadi / Selamat hari lahir
One language
is never enough
Satu bahasa tidak pernah cukup
My hovercraft
is full of eels

What!? Why this phrase?
Hoverkraf saya penuh dengan belut

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