Malay 101

1,000 Most Common Malay Words

This is a list of the 1,000 most commonly spoken Malay words. The top 100 words have audio pronunciations if available.

NumberMalay Wordin English
1aku I
2yang that
3tidak not
4kau you
5saya I
6ini this
7itu the
8dan and
9akanwill
10anda you
11diin
12apa what
13dia he
14kita we
15untuk to
16kamu you
17adahave
18mereka they
19denganwith
20taknot
21tahuknow
22darifrom
23keto
24kami we
25adalahis
26bisacan
27ya yes
28orang person
29tapibut
30pergi go
31dalam in
32harusshould
33sinihere
34semua all
35sekarang now
36baik good
37hanyaonly
38sepertias
39jikaif
40telah already
41sudahalready
42inginwant
43awakyou
44jangan do not
45sajaonly
46ohoh
47bukannot
48jadiso
49lagi more
50boleh can
51padaon
52satu one
53lebihmore
54bagaimanahow
55lakukando
56apakahwhether
57benarTRUE
58mungkinpossible
59sangatvery
60iait
61pernahever
62siapa who
63datangcome
64halcase
65punyahave
66lihatsee
67hari day
68kembaliback
69sesuatusomething
70manawhere
71dapat can
72anak child
73kasihlove
74seoranga
75menjadibe
76melihatsee
77terimathank
78tentang about
79banyak many
80atauor
81jugaalso
82keluarexit
83begituso
84bagusnice
85bahwathat
86yeahyeah
87matidead
88sanathere
89perlunecessary
90ayocome on
91tempatplace
92terjadioccur
93melakukando
94kenapa why
95lainother
96malam night
97karenabecause
98hiduplife
99mengapawhy
100sebuaha
101heihey
102maafsorry
103membuatmake
104masihstill
105kalianyou
106tahunyear
107waktutime
108ayahfather
109ygwho
110okeokay
111sendiriown
112barunew
113katakansay
114kalauif
115sedangare
116beberapasome
117samasame
118tungguwait
119saatmoment
120memilikihave
121nakwant
122ketikawhen
123baiklahOK
124selamatsafe
125cepatfast
126besarlarge
127mengatakansay
128marilet
129tuhanGod
130rumahhome
131salahwrong
132mauwould
133sekalionce
134kepadato
135sampaito
136dengarhear
137masukentry
138lalupast
139pikirthought
140disinihere
141tuanmaster
142tolongplease
143nini
144duatwo
145buatfor
146jalanstreet
147semuanyaeverything
148beradabe
149diriself
150kanright
151olehby
152dahdah
153selalualways
154percayabelieve
155ss
156sukalove
157atason
158heyhey
159tentucertain
160thethe
161tinggallive
162masatime
163berhentistop
164bilangsay
165sedikitsome
166duniaworld
167mendapatkanget
168setiapeach
169cukupenough
170seseorangsomeone
171membunuhkill
172puneven
173tutu
174belumnot yet
175okok
176padakume
177dimanawhere
178tetapibut
179kecilsmall
180sebagaias
181kuI
182mengambiltake
183rasataste
184masalahproblem
185makaneat
186pertamafirst
187lamaold
188terlalutoo
189melakukannyado
190temanfriend
191pastisure
192ingatremember
193mahuwant
194kalitime
195sebelumbefore
196menemukanfind
197caraway
198bekerjawork
199bersamawith
200kemudianthen
201gadisgirl
202biarkanlet
203kataword
204adakahdo
205tetapfixed
206yahyah
207wanitawoman
208bahkaneven
209luarexternal
210namaname
211hatiheart
212sayanglove
213ibumother
214membawalead
215bertemumeet
216berpikirthink
217selamafor
218setelahafter
219sebenarnyaactually
220tanpawithout
221ambiltake
222burukbad
223jamhour
224senanghappy
225bicaraspeak
226gilacrazy
227manusiahuman
228ayolahcome on
229bawabring
230mengertiunderstand
231mencarisearch
232yakinconfident
233bagifor
234membantuhelp
235nyaHer
236daripadafrom
237beritahutell
238hebatgreat
239merasafeel
240takutfear
241airwater
242pakpack
243cintalove
244berbicaratalk
245memangindeed
246mulaifrom
247bahawathat
248berapahow
249bawahunder
250tidursleep
251mrmr
252tuaold
253berikangive
254terakhirlast
255ii
256kawanfriend
257padamuthee
258depannext
259keranabecause
260mendengarlisten
261priaman
262mencobatry
263siapready
264teruscontinue
265mumu
266tigathree
267pulangreturn
268mempunyaihave
269suatusome
270tanganhand
271pagimorning
272dulufirst
273palingmost
274cumaonly
275parathe
276bergerakmove
277tiadano
278sakitpain
279itulahit is
280betulright
281nono
282maafkanExcuse
283apapunany
284jauhfar
285aa
286senjataweapon
287bilawhen
288biasanormal
289nantilater
290menungguwait
291bodohstupid
292dapatkanget
293segeraimmediately
294sialandamn it
295bukubook
296duduksit
297mintaask
298mataeye
299seharusnyashould
300kehilanganloss
301meninggalkanleave
302okayokay
303maksudkuI mean
304pintudoor
305macamhow
306sekolahschool
307berkatasay
308tepataccurate
309sungguhindeed
310keretacar
311sirsir
312keluargafamily
313carilook for
314lelakiman
315ayuhCome
316inginkanwant
317kepalahead
318berjalanrun
319anehstrange
320halohello
321ikutfollow
322kotacity
323bulanmonth
324berigive
325youWentworth
326sialunlucky
327hampirclose
328disanathere
329seluruhwhole
330memberikangive
331takkannever
332butuhneed
333jatuhfall
334mobilcar
335pentingimportant
336jumpameet
337terbaikbest
338lakihusband
339bunuhmurder
340sebentarmoment
341fikirthink
342cubacuba
343kerjawork
344harryharry
345tadilast
346pedulicare
347berlakuoccur
348pekerjaanemployment
349mendapatget
350wellwell
351menitminute
352menarikinteresting
353diamsilence
354tenangcalm
355apifire
356padanyait
357minumdrink
358satunyaonly
359dirimuthyself
360bermainplay
361berhasilsucceed
362kuatstrong
363hentikanstop
364hilangdisappear
365selesaicompleted
366uangmoney
367berakhirend
368haihi
369turundown
370memberigive
371berduaboth
372bendaarticle
373kurasaI guess
374cantikbeautiful
375cakapword
376kehidupanlife
377memberitahuinform
378secarain
379itit
380bagianpart
381amerikaAmerican
382melihatnyasee it
383terlihatvisible
384sejaksince
385denganmuwith you
386silakanplease
387menggunakanuse
388dekatclose
389ll
390mudaheasy
391larirun
392lala
393bangunwake
394besoktomorrow
395tibaarrive
396akhirnyafinally
397belakangback
398dilakukando
399belajarlearn
400berharaphope
401kesempatanopportunity
402indahbeautiful
403kakifoot
404jelasclear
405manman
406sepertinyalike
407berubahchange
408kenahit
409ialahis
410perangwar
411rajaking
412mimpidream
413mm
414tinggalkanleave
415sithe
416melaluithrough
417lepaskanrelease
418biarlet
419perempuanwoman
420terbangfly
421uhboo
422mingguweek
423berdiristand
424polisipolice
425negaracountry
426tautau
427amanpeaceful
428tanahland
429kekuatanstrength
430menyelamatkansave
431cobaplease
432kapalship
433nampaklook
434antarabetween
435akhirend
436bantuanhelp
437penuhfull
438sekitararound
439naikup
440kecualiexcept
441bukaopen
442budakslave
443ayahkufather
444ceritastory
445perjalanantravel
446menunjukkanshow
447pilihanchoice
448anjingdog
449kematiandeath
450darahblood
451keduasecond
452saudarabrother
453maksudmeaning
454untukmufor you
455berartimean
456mudayoung
457ahah
458makathen
459wowwow
460ofof
461makananfood
462melawanagainst
463bukankahwould not
464fahamunderstand
465kosongempty
466lupaforget
467haraphope
468bertanyaask
469sepanjangalong
470nahnah
471seriusserious
472ayahmufather
473menyenangkanplease
474bayibaby
475kemanawherever
476bisakahCould
477membiarkanlet
478memintarequest
479hihi
480sebelumnyaprevious
481sehinggato
482limafive
483kaptencaptain
484balikreturn
485tinggihigh
486kerashard
487pergilahgo
488dengannyawith
489suaravoice
490kiraabout
491kamarroom
492marahangry
493lucufunny
494segalanyaeverything
495mengenaiabout
496nagadragon
497maksudmumean
498ianyait
499kemariforth
500meninggaldied
501permainangame
502khawatirfear
503alasanground
504bercakaptalk
505ltuThat's
506tengoksee
507menangwin
508mestimust
509bantuhelp
510berfikirthink
511toto
512drdr
513panashot
514pertanyaanquery
515sempurnaperfect
516perlukanneed
517janjipromise
518sulitdifficult
519dengarkanlisten
520mesinmachine
521membacaread
522kapanwhen
523tntn
524menerimaaccept
525terlambatlate
526wangmoney
527baranggoods
528huhhuh
529burungbird
530pesawatplane
531tt
532lainnyaother
533johnjohn
534empatfour
535makmother
536guruteacher
537agakrather
538menujuhead
539membutuhkanrequire
540presidenpresident
541nerakahell
542semakinmore and more
543tembakshoot at
544tanyaask
545tandasign
546tengahmiddle
547omongspeak
548hellohello
549membayarpay
550agenagent
551rasanyataste
552waktunyatime
553sementarawhile
554sebabreason
555tutupclosed
556dirikume
557andand
558lagusong
559memilihchoose
560tahanstand
561ruangspace
562berbedadifferent
563meme
564sahajaonly
565silahkanplease
566setengahhalf
567tersebutsaid
568dirinyahimself
569gogo
570nyatareal
571ahliexpert
572kelihatanlook
573pasukanforce
574utkfor
575jahatevil
576kuncikey
577menyesalRegret
578kurangless
579panggilcall
580anakkuson
581mencintaimulove you
582benarkahTRUE
583inilahthis
584samsam
585ehugh
586menembakshoot
587kenalknow
588berikutnyanext
589sendirianalone
590frankfranc
591kelasclass
592bumiearth
593perkaramatter
594dokterdoctor
595pestafestival
596agarthat
597baturock
598namanyaname
599suratletter
600ideidea
601lihatlahvide
602demifor
603muliahonorable
604sihirmagic
605menuliswrite
606menghancurkanwreck
607tampakappear
608bencihate
609langsungdirect
610bertahanlast
611udaraair
612filmmovie
613bicarakantalking
614menjagakeep
615arahdirection
616menikahmarried
617rencanaplan
618mencuristeal
619bintangstar
620kesalahanoffense
621membuatnyamaking
622munculappear
623membunuhnyakill
624bahagiahappy
625polispolicy
626katkat
627segalaall
628beritanews
629bahasalanguage
630docdoc
631lautsea
632awalearly
633beranibold
634panjanglong
635dewagod
636lewatby
637tunjukkanshow
638berjayasuccessful
639merupakanis
640panggilancall
641mendapatkannyaget it
642makhlukcreature
643bossboss
644newnew
645bajinganbrock
646minitminutes
647perhatianattention
648namunyet
649kabarnews
650mendengarkanlisten
651tampaknyaapparently
652selamanyaforever
653hadiahgift
654betapahow
655penjaraprison
656jenistype
657mengetahuiknow
658gambarpicture
659keadaanstate
660mymy
661pikirkanthink
662manissweet
663gunakanuse
664pikiranmind
665terhadapagainst
666sangthe
667dengankuwith me
668berusahatry
669membuatkumade me
670sebelahnext
671menangkapcatch
672whoawhoa
673untukkume
674jagawatch
675tubuhbody
676selepasafter
677bolehkahcan
678pesanmessage
679terbukaopen
680bolaball
681musuhenemy
682kananright
683pembunuhkiller
684menghabiskanspend
685putihwhite
686michaelmichael
687ibumumother
688bungaflower
689memakaiwear
690bebasfree
691dapatkahCan
692seranganattack
693hitamblack
694sesiapaanyone
695martymarty
696hubunganrelationship
697semacama sort of
698musimseason
699pulaalso
700enamsix
701lepaslast
702semogahopefully
703mengerikanterrible
704lniThis
705byebye
706guysguys
707perintahorder
708membelibuy
709kupikirI think
710pedangsword
711gagalfailed
712binatanganimal
713teleponphone
714mampucapable
715kulakukanI did
716permisiexcuse me
717rahasiasecret
718kadangsometimes
719kirileft
720putridaughter
721mengubahchange
722hidupkulife
723ulangrepeated
724ibukumother
725memutuskandecide
726jackjack
727onon
728artinyathat is to say
729bercandajoke
730merahred
731perasaanfeeling
732beruntunglucky
733dingincool
734milikpossession
735membawanyatake
736kerajaankingdom
737memerlukanrequire
738kucingcat
739temukanfind
740lupakanforget
741benBen
742tolonglahHelp
743apabilawhen
744jiwasoul
745tugastask
746mencintailove
747pakaianclothing
748mainplay
749teruskancontinue
750tomtom
751menangiscry
752semulare
753bajushirt
754pakaiadopted
755bilikroom
756ratuqueen
757memikirkanthink
758pukulo'clock
759daviddavid
760memanggilcall
761menemukannyafind
762melarikanrun
763kebenarantruth
764comcom
765lahis
766rambuthair
767isis
768mengikutifollow
769setujuagree
770bungfella
771berbahayadangerous
772bersalahfault
773wajahface
774berbohonglie
775enen
776bauodor
777dd
778pahlawanhero
779mataharisun
780kesinito here
781beliauhe
782utamamain
783kumohonplease
784berjanjipromise
785hutanforest
786hmmhmm
787yorkyork
788meneleponcall
789jawabanswer
790langkahstep
791jutamillion
792patutshould
793pastikansure
794mundurrecoil
795beratweight
796hakright
797kerenperky
798cahayalight
799setidaknyaat least
800allall
801sungairiver
802tujuanpurpose
803timteam
804digunakanbe used
805puanmadam
806melindungiprotect
807gigitooth
808upup
809bellabella
810bergabungmerge
811iyayeah
812membukaopen
813menyerangattack
814didalamin
815pembunuhanmurder
816cincinring
817mikemike
818bukanlahnot
819gembirahappy
820keputusandecision
821sejarahhistory
822telefonphone
823hinggato
824pamanuncle
825astagaoh my god
826sisiside
827kesanaget there
828sistemsystem
829offoff
830dibuatbe made
831dasarbasis
832umum
833sibukbusy
834mandibath
835selainapart
836siangday
837dimulaibegins
838perusahaanenterprise
839sebabnyawhy
840pindahmove
841ruangancolumn
842perhatikannote
843maxmax
844potterpotter
845milikihave
846menurutmufollow you
847istriwife
848membuatmumakes you
849peganghold
850mejatable
851kukatakanI say
852menyukailove
853gerejachurch
854misimission
855menghentikanstop
856sebaiknyashould
857bahayadanger
858adilfair
859asingforeign
860bergunauseful
861missMiss
862idiotidiot
863nonamademoiselle
864seringoften
865menggangguinterfere
866brengsekuseless
867percayalahtrust
868pihakparty
869kantoroffice
870dibunuhbe murdered
871siapapunanyone
872merasakanfeel
873letakkanplace
874menontonwatch
875gelapdark
876lebahbee
877diluarout
878buktievidence
879mengalahkanbeat
880mengalamiexperience
881hantughost
882tertawalaugh
883supayaso
884pelurubullet
885mohonask
886kasuscase
887mulutmouth
888walaupunthough
889dagingmeat
890melewatithrough
891ketakutanfear
892namakumy name
893georgeGeorge
894nomornumber
895pintarsmart
896fuckfuck
897alamnature
898hukumlaw
899pernikahanwedding
900seekora
901hahhuh
902menakjubkanspectacular
903membunuhmukill
904periksacheck
905menurutaccording to
906kotakbox
907sarahSarah
908menyerahsurrender
909mamamama
910bahagianthe
911sepuluhten
912kameracamera
913sediaavailable
914beginilike this
915cinaChinese
916berjuangfight
917ayahnyafather
918bayangkanimagine
919tukangartisan
920mengejarchase
921dolardollar
922kudahorse
923akalmind
924harapanhope
925detiksec
926daerahdistrict
927penjagakeeper
928robotrobot
929menyukainyalove it
930terlukainjured
931emasgold
932mulabeginning
933utaranorth
934bersumpahswear
935memahamiunderstand
936mayatbody
937menyelesaikansolve
938ltLt.
939fuckingfucking
940masalahnyaproblem
941bermaksudmean
942sepatutnyashould
943lampulight
944angkatlift
945nggaknope
946mastermaster
947bapafather
948kininow
949rahsiasecret
950esoktomorrow
951rockrock
952bosboss
953melihatmusee
954lahirbirth
955bersediaready
956bandarcity
957sampahgarbage
958meskipunthough
959milikkumine
960berhargavaluable
961wewe
962memukulhit
963dahuluago
964selamatkansaved
965lawanversus
966kulitskin
967kalahlost
968pelacurprostitute
969darikume
970alicealice
971bertindakact
972kepadanyato
973tidakkahwhether
974saatnyait's time
975selatansouth
976inggrisEnglish
977tarikpull
978pertempuranbattle
979menemuimeet
980semasaduring
981menaridance
982profesorprofessor
983keamanansecurity
984pertandingancompetition
985kejahatanevil
986anginwind
987salingmutual
988koco
989bumother
990menghilangdisappear
991jakeJake
992laparhungry
993nenekgrandmother
994terbunuhkilled
995biasanyausually
996bebe
997pantasfast
998thatthat's
999situthere
1000tangkaparrest

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