Useful phrases in Beka Melayu

Surat BeringinA collection of useful phrases in Beka Malayu (Pure Malay), a version of Malay from which non-Austronesian elements have been removed and replaced with words based on Austronesian roots.

You can see these phrases in the Surat Beringin script, which can be used to write Beka Melayu in this spreadsheet.

Phrase Beka Melayu
Welcome Senang datang
Hello (General greeting) Kepersenangan
How are you? Apa keadaan tuan?
Reply to 'How are you?' Baik hamba
Long time no see Lama tidak bertemu
What's your name? Apa ngadan tuan?
My name is ... Ngadan hamba si ...
Where are you from? Dari mana datang tuan?
I'm from ... Dari ... hamba
Pleased to meet you Senang bertemu tuan
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Senang pagi
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Senang tengahari
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Senang petang
Good night Senang malam
(Parting phrases)
Baik-baik tinggal
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Baik-baik makan
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Baik-baik jalan
Yes Auh
No Tidak
Maybe Agaknya
Do you understand? Dapat tangkapkah tuan?
I understand Dapat tangkap hamba
I don't understand Tidak dapat tangkap hamba
Please speak more slowly Tolong dengan perlahan cakap
Please say that again Tolong ulang cakap itu
Please write it down Tolong tuliskannya
Do you speak Beka Melayu? Adakah bertutur tuan dalam Beka Melayu?
Do you speak Malay? Adakah bertutur tuan dalam Bahasa Melayu?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Auh. Sedikit
No, I don't speak in Beka Melayu Tidak. Tidak bertutur hamba dalam Beka Melayu
Do you speak a language other than Beka Melayu? Adakah bertutur tuan lidah lain selain Beka Melayu?
Speak to me in Beka Melayu Bertutur dengan hamba dalam Beka Melayu.
How do you say ... in Beka Melayu? Lagumana hendak menyebut tuan ... dalam Beka Melayu?
Excuse me Tumpang lalu
How much is this? Berapakah ini?
Sorry Ampun
Please Tolong
Thank you Terima kasih
Reply to thank you Kembali
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Di mana bilik airnya?>
This gentleman will pay for everything Akan bayar lelaki ini untuk segenapnya
This lady will pay for everything Akan bayar perempuan ini untuk segenapnya
Would you like to dance with me? Hendakkah menari tuan dengan hamba?
Do you come here often? Selalukah datang tuan ke sini?
I miss you Rindu aku akan dikau
I love you Kasih aku akan dikau
Get well soon Harap cepat baik
Go away! Pergi!
Leave me alone! Tinggalkan hamba sendirian!
Help! Tolong!
Fire! Api!
Stop! Berhenti!
Call the police! Panggil mata!
Happy Eid Adha Semangat Semahan
Happy Eid al-fitr Semangat Lebaran
Happy Ramadan Semangat Tinanggang
Happy iftar Semangat berbuka
New Year greetings Semangat Tahun Baru
Birthday greetings Semangat Ulangtahun
Congratulations! Terbaik!
One language is never enough Tidak akan pada satu lidah
My hovercraft is full of eels Penuh telatak hamba dengan belut

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