Malay 101

Top Resources for Learning Malay

Learn Malay with these useful resources from around the web.

There’s never been a better time to learn a language. No matter your age or experience, a plethora of tools and resources are available to get you started or help you improve your language skills.

Best of all, many of these resources are completely free.

Check out the links below to jump-start your Malay.

General

Omniglot - Basic overview of Malay with alphabet and useful links
Wikipedia - Overview of the Malay language

Free Courses

Amazon - Malay language learning materials

Phrases

Defense Language Institute - Malay language survival kit basic guide
Wikivoyage - Malay travel phrases (no audio)

Dictionaries and Translation

Google Translate - Translate to and from Malay

Grammar and Vocabulary

Forvo - Collection of Malay words pronounced by native speakers
Wikipedia - Malay grammar
Memrise - Spaced repetition site and app for learning Malay vocabulary

Video

Easy Languages - Learn Malay from authentic street interviews
TED - Watch TED talks with Malay subtitles and transcripts
YouTube - Search videos for learning Malay

Radio and Podcasts

Social Media

Reddit - /r/bahasamelayu subreddit for learning Malay

Books

Children's Library - Children's books in Malay
Wikivoyage - Malay travel phrases (no audio)

News

Other Resources

Articles and Opinion

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Do you know of a quality resource that should be on this list? If so, please let me know about it or share it in the comments below!

  • Elias

    Good to hear native pronunciation :O
    Pgo13’s site is also a useful, and best by far is Elias Tunku’s Malay in Seven Days
    Selamat maju jaya!