Everyday Malay

by Oey,Thomas G. (Author)
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This is a travel sized and easy–to–use Malay phrasebook, dictionary, and beginning Malay language book

Bahasa Malaysia (literally "the Malaysian language") is based on Malay which is the mother tongue of the Malays of the Peninsula and the people of central eastern Sumatra. Malay has been the lingua franca of Southeast Asia for centuries. The lessons in this book are prioritized, with more important words and phrases being give first, so that you may profit no matter how deeply into the book you go. By studying the first section only, you acquire a basic "survival" Bahasa Malaysia, and by mastering the first three sections you should be able to get around quite well on your own. Everyday Malay includes:
  • Over 2,000 of the most commonly used Malaysian words and phrases
  • A useful and concise Malay dictionary
  • Extensive notes on grammar and the Malay language
  • Cultural dos and dont's that will make your visit go smoothly
Knowing a few simple phrases of Malay opens up an entirely new and more fulfilling travel experience. Malaysians love it if you can communicate in their language, and in only a few short hours this book allows you to do just that!

Sharifah Zahrah (Other contributor), Alwee Alkadri (Other contributor)
Publication date
September 04, 2012
Page count
Paper ISBN
File size
2 MB