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Malay - Food

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Previous: Common Phrases

In this lesson, we will add more our Malay vocabulary on eatery.

Lesson 1 of 5


سارڤن - breakfast = sarapan

/sa.ra.pan/


برسارڤن - to have breakfast = bersarapan

/bər.sa.ra.pan/


Malay does not have all terms for meals. So that means you need to make a compound word out of it. Basically, it would be like afternoon meal, night meal etc.

Here are some of it:


ماکن تڠه هاري - lunch (lit. eat afternoon) = makan tengah hari

مينوم ڤتڠ - high tea = minum petang

ماکن مالم - dinner = makan malam


ايکن - fish = ikan

/i.kan/


تلور - egg = telur

/tə.lur/


ايم - chicken = ayam

/a.jam/


ݢولا - sugar = gula

/gu.la/


کيجو - cheese = keju

/ke.d͡ʒu/


ماکنن - food/meal = makanan

/ma.ka.nan/


ڤستا - pasta = pasta

/pas.ta/


Sentences

ساي اد ايم دان ايکن.

Saya ada ayam dan ikan. - I have chicken and fish.

.کانق٢ ڤرمڤوان ايت برسارڤن دڠن اءير دان ايڤل

Kanak-kanak perempuan itu bersarapan dengan air dan epal. The girl is having breakfast with water and apple.

.للاکي ايت دان انيتا ايت سدڠ برماکن مالم دڠن ڤستا دان کيجو

Lelaki itu dan wanita itu sedang bermakan malam dengan pasta dan keju. - The man and the woman are having dinner with pasta and cheese.

!سلامت ڤاݢي! ماکنله سارڤنو

Selamat pagi! Makanlah sarapanmu! - Good morning! Eat your breakfast!


Lesson 2 of 5


بواه - fruit = buah

/buah/


بواه-بواهن - fruits = بواه-بواهن

/buah bua.han/


As in the previous lesson, all fruits in Malay could be placed "buah" before the name of the fruit and also could be omit. Typically, speakers put it depends on common usage and its meaning.

The classifier for fruits is:

بيجي - biji

/bi.d͡ʒi/ - lit. seed


اورين - orange - oren

/o.ren/


ستروبيري - strawberry = strawberi

/stro.be.ri/


توماتو - tomato = tomato

/to.ma.to/


ليمون - lemon = lemon

/le.mon/


As you can see above, these words are borrowed from English since neither of these fruits above are local fruits in the Malay archipelago and is considered a foreign fruit due to the tropical climate.

These fruits are also been growing in highlands but not as big and much as in other countries and are sold in a high price than the average price in four seasons countries.

Here are some local fruits widely found and indigenous to the archipelago:


دورين - durian = durian

/du.rian/ - A green thorny fruit with yellow flesh in it. It is sweet and delicious despite the strong smell.


رمبوتن - rambutan = rambutan

/ram.bu.tan/ - a 'hairy' red fruit with a sweet juicy flesh in it.


مڠݢيس - mangosteen = manggis

/maŋ.gis/ - a purple round fruit with several sweet flesh in it which could be tell by counting the number of 'petals' on its bottom to know the number of flesh in it.


Sentences

.بودق ايت ماکن بواه

Budak itu makan sebiji manggis. - The child eats a mangosteen.

.للاکي ايت سدڠ ماکن تڠه هاري

Lelaki itu sedang makan tengah hari. - The man is eating/having/taking lunch. (lit. The man is lunching.)

.اورين ايت بواه

Oren itu buah. - Orange is a fruit.


Lesson 3 of 5


All aqueous solution would be fall under the hypernym "air".

Yet the classifier of it depends on the quantity or form of it just like collective nouns in English (eg. a glass of, a spoon of, etc.)


مينومن - drink/beverage = minuman

/mi.nu.man/


واين - wine = wain /wain/


کوڤي - coffee = kopi

/ko.pi/


بير - beer = bir

/air bir/


ميڽق - oil = minyak

/mi.ɲaʔ/


تيه - tea = teh

/teh/


جوس - juice = jus

/d͡ʒus/


Examples:

.ساي اد مينومن

Saya ada minuman. - I have a drink.

.وانيتا ايت اد ݢولا دان کوڤي

Wanita itu ada gula dan kopi. - The woman has sugar and coffee.

.واين ايت مينومن

Wain itu minuman. - Wine is a beverage.


Lesson 4 of 5


لادا - pepper = lada

/la.da/


سوڤ - soup = sup

/sup/


ݢارم - salt = garam

/ga.ram/


اءيسکريم - ice cream = aiskrim

/ais.krim/


ۏيݢيتاريان - vegetarian = vegetarian

/ve.ge.ta.rian/


داݢيڠ - meat = daging

/da.giŋ/


Malay also does not have specific words for type of meat. So, these are few examples of it.


داݢيڠ لمبو - beef (lit. meat cow) = daging lembu

/da.giŋ ləm.bu/


داݢيڠ کمبيڠ - mutton (lit. meat goat) = daging kambing

/da.giŋ kam.biŋ/


داݢيڠ خينزير - pork (lit. meat pig) = daging khinzir

/da.giŋ xin.zir/


Sentences

.ساي سوک اکن اءيسکريم

Saya suka akan aiskrim - I like ice cream.

.بودق للاکي ايت مينوم تيه دان جوس اورين

Budak lelaki itu minum teh dan jus oren. The boy drinks tea and orange juice.

.کامو تيدق ماکن داݢيڠ خينزير

Kamu tidak makan daging khinzir. - You do not eat pork.


Lesson 5 of 5


ݢلس - glass = gelas

/gə.las/ - for drink


ݢرڤو - fork = garpu

/gar.pu/


سودو - spoon = sudu

/su.du/


ڤيڠݢن - plate = pinggan

/piŋ.gan/


چاون - cup = cawan

/t͡ʃa.wan/


ڤيساو - pisau

/pi.sau/ - knife

Classifier:

بيله - bilah

/bi.lah/ - also for sword, machete etc.


ريستورن - restaurant = restoran

/res.to.ran/

Before this word was borrowed, alternatively we could use:

کداي ماکن - kedai makan

lit. eat shop


توکڠ ماسق - cook = tukang masak

/tu.kaŋ ma.saʔ/- person who cooks


Sentences

.توکڠ ماسق ايت اد سبيله ڤيساو

Tukang masak itu ada sebilah pisau. - The cook has a knife.

.توکڠ ماسق ايت سأورڠ ۏيݢيتاريان

Tukang masak itu seorang vegetarian. - The cook is a vegetarian.

.وانيتا ايت سدڠ مينوم سچاون تيه

Wanita itu sedang minum secawan teh - The woman is drinking a cup of tea.

.ريستورن ايت اد مينو

Restoran itu ada menu. - The restaurant has a menu.


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Well, I did suggested this course before but only time could tell for now... Do check the other post I made!

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I don't think Duolingo will create the Malay course. They are working on an Indonesian course now so I don't see how they can justify creating Malay as these languages are really similar.

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Why not? This course maybe come out after they done with Indonesian but all language should have a spot here in Duolingo. I myself as a native Malay speaker have trouble to understand fully with them since I am not an Indonesian speaker...

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British and American English could be considered the same language and it could be understood from both side of speakers. But I do not think Malay and Indonesian are like British and American English. Sorry.

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