Adjectives in Malay

Adjectives are a key part of any language. The Malay adjectives listed below will help you learn common Malay adjectives in no time. Together with other basic nouns and verbs, this will quickly allow you to express basic things in Malay. For even more Malay adjectives, take a look at our learning resources for Malay at the end of the page.

Basic Adjectives in Malay

heavy in Malayberat
light in Malayringan
correct in Malaybetul
wrong in Malaysalah
difficult in Malaysusah
easy in Malaysenang
few in Malaysedikit
many in Malaybanyak
new in Malaybaru
old in Malaylama
slow in Malaylambat
quick in Malaycepat
poor in Malaymiskin
rich in Malaykaya

Colours in Malay

white in Malayputih
black in Malayhitam
grey in Malaykelabu
green in Malayhijau
blue in Malaybiru
red in Malaymerah
pink in Malaymerah jambu
orange in Malayoren
purple in Malayungu
yellow in Malaykuning
brown in Malaycoklat

Feelings in Malay

good in Malaybagus
bad in Malayburuk
weak in Malaylemah
strong in Malaykuat
happy in Malaygembira
sad in Malaysedih
healthy in Malaysihat
sick in Malaysakit
hungry in Malaylapar
thirsty in Malaydahaga
lonely in Malaykesepian
tired in Malayletih

Space in Malay

short in Malaypendek
long in Malaypanjang
small in Malaykecil
big in Malaybesar
high in Malaytinggi
low in Malayrendah
steep in Malaycuram
flat in Malayrata
shallow in Malaycetek
deep in Malaydalam
narrow in Malaysempit
broad in Malaylebar

Other Important Adjectives in Malay

cheap in Malaymurah
expensive in Malaymahal
soft in Malaylembut
hard in Malaykeras
empty in Malaykosong
full in Malaypenuh
dirty in Malaykotor
clean in Malaybersih
sweet in Malaymanis
sour in Malaymasam
young in Malaymuda
old in Malaytua
cold in Malaysejuk
warm in Malaysuam

Colours in Malay

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Malay Vocabulary Books

Learn Malay - Quick / Easy / Efficient

Learn Malay - Quick / Easy / Efficient

This vocabulary book is a curated Malay word frequency list with 2000 of the most common Malay words and phrases. Following the Pareto principle (80/20 rule), this book is built to streamline the learning process by concentrating on the core words and sentence structures. The result is a unique book ideal for driven learners and language hackers.
Malay Vocabulary Book

Malay Vocabulary Book

This Malay vocabulary book contains more than 3000 words and phrases and is organized by topic to make it easier for you to pick what to learn first. It is well suited for learners of all levels who are looking for an extensive resource to improve their vocabulary or are interested in learning vocabularies in one particular area of interest.

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Malay Flashcards Online

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Printable Malay Flashcards

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