Malay - Animals

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Lesson 1 of 3

حيوان - haiwan

/hai.wan/ - animal (similar to Turkish "hayvan" since both of these words are borrowed from Arabic)

For animals, the classifier will be:

سأيکور - seekor

/sə.e.kor/ - lit. a tail (despite the fact that not all animals have tails of its own)

کوچيڠ - kucing

/ku.t͡ʃiŋ/ - cat

انجيڠ - anjing

/an.d͡ʒiŋ/ - dog

کودا - kuda

/ku.da/ - horse

بوروڠ - burung

/bu.ruŋ/ - bird

ايتيق - itik

/i.tiʔ/ - duck

ڤڽو - penyu

/pə.ɲu/ - (sea) turtle

کورا٢ - kura-kura

/ku.ra ku.ra/ - tortoise

.کوچيڠ ايت سوک اکن انجيڠ ايت

Kucing itu suka akan anjing itu. - The cat likes the dog.

.کوچيڠ ايت سدڠ ماکن سأيکور ايکن

Kucing itu sedang makan seekor ikan. - The cat is eating a fish.

.ايتيق ايت وروڠ دان بوروڠ ايت حيوان

Itik itu burung dan burung itu haiwan. Ducks are birds and birds are animals.

Lesson 2 of 3

کتم - ketam

/kə.tam/ - crab

لابه٢ - labah-labah

/la.bah la.bah/ - spider (this word doesn't has a plural form)

برواڠ - beruang

/bə.ruaŋ/ - bear

تيکوس - tikus

/ti.kus/ - mouse/rat (similar to Chinese 鼠 "shǔ" which carries the same meaning)

سموت - semut

/sə.mut/ = ant

Lesson 3 of 3

Here are some local animals that could be found in the Malay archipelago.

اورڠ اوتن - orang utan

/o.raŋ u.tan/ - orangutan

هريماو - harimau


اڠݢڠ - enggang

/əŋ.gaŋ/ - hornbill (hypernym: بوروڠ - burung)

کنچيل - mouse deer = kancil

/kan.t͡ʃil/ - famous in Malay folk story as a clever animal

Do read previous lessons on Malay!

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February 10, 2017


Please press here to contribute to a course. I really suggest it!

February 10, 2017

I had already apply but it says that I need to wait for the opening of the course in incubator since it haven't been created yet. So, we'll wait.

February 10, 2017

this i think, if you click on the button which says gives options on which course you want to contribute to, if you go to the bottom of the list there is "other". Then just finish the thing.

February 10, 2017

I did click it until I stumbled the end of the language list. Still no Malay course available though.

February 10, 2017

Both English for Malay Speakers and Malay for English Speakers are somewhat in the incubator it seems, but haven't started yet? When pressing the "Apply to Contribute" button Malay isn't available in the form, but as * .-Duolingo-.* suggests you can choose "Other" and fill in Malay in the form yourself?!? Or did you do this already (as your first comment in this thread suggests?)

On a sidenote, you end your post with "do read previous lessons on Malay", maybe you could make it a link so people won't have to search for it if they're interested? Good luck with your course(s)! =)

February 10, 2017

I wrote myself Malay when clicking Enter other and I filled the form. That's all. Thanks for the idea!

February 10, 2017

Can't you do "other"? Wouldn't that work?

February 10, 2017

I don't know. Can you give me the link showing that the Malay course is available in the incubator? I don't think so if it's available yet.

February 10, 2017

MALAY i think will have to wait :(

February 10, 2017
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