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Malay - Clothing

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Lesson 1 of 3


  • مماکاي / memakai

/mə.ma.kai/ - to wear

Fun fact: Before the 1972 Jawi spelling reform, this word shares the same spelling as 'to swear'.


  • هلاي / helai

/hə.lai/ - piece

For all clothes in Lesson 1, we will use this classifier.


  • ڤاکاين / pakaian

/pa.kaian/ - clothes

  • ڤاکاين٢ / pakaian-pakaian

clothes (plural)


  • سلوار / seluar

/sə.luar/ - trousers/pants

  • سلوار٢ / seluar-seluar

trousers/pants (plural)


  • باجو / baju

/ba.d͡ʒu/ - shirt


  • کوت / kot

/kot/ - coat

The Malay archipelago is located in the equator line and has dry and wet season all day long. A coat wouldn't be a great idea to wear outdoors.


  • ݢاءون / gaun

/gaun/ - dress


  • سکرت / skirt

/skərt/ - skirt


  • سوت / sut

/sut/ - suit


  • باجو ڤانس/سجوق / baju panas/sejuk

/ba.d͡ʒu pa.nas/sə.d͡ʒuʔ/ - sweater (lit. hot/cold shirt)

You can use either باجو ڤانس (baju panas) or باجو سجوق (baju sejuk).


  • بلاءوس / blaus

/blaus/ - blouse


  • باجو رنڠ / baju renang

/ba.d͡ʒu rə.naŋ/ - swimwear (lit. swimming shirt)


  • باجو موسيم سجوق / baju musim sejuk

/ba.d͡ʒu mu.sim sə.d͡ʒuʔ/ - winter clothes


  • جاکيت / jaket

/d͡ʒa.ket/ - jacket


  • سليندڠ / selendang

/sə.len.daŋ/ - scarf/shawl

This word means a long cloth that is wore to cover the head, neck or shoulder.


  • باجو سراݢم سکوله / baju seragam sekolah

/ba.d͡ʒu sə.ra.gam sə.ko.lah/ - school uniform


  • باجو تيدور / baju tidur

/ba.d͡ʒu ti.dur/ - night clothes (pyjamas)


  • جين / jean

/d͡ʒin/ - jeans

In Jawi, this word shares the same spelling with 'jin' (genie, jinn).


  • جين / baju hujan

/ba.d͡ʒu hu.d͡ʒan/ - raincoat (lit. rain shirt)


  • تالي ليهير / tali leher

/ta.li le.her/ - necktie (lit. neck rope)


Lesson 2 of 3


  • ڤاسڠ / pasang

/d͡ʒa.ket/ - pair

Use as a classifier for things that are 2 in number (eg. glasses, shoes)

Using this classifier for example jeans, this will means that there are two pair of jeans.


  • ساروڠ کاکي / sarung kaki

/sa.ruŋ ka.ki/ - a sock/a pair of socks

  • ساروڠ٢ کاکي / sarung-sarung kaki

many socks


  • چرمين مات / cermin mata

/t͡ʃər.min ma.ta/ - glasses (lit. eye glass)

  • چرمين٢ مات / cermin-cermin mata

glasses (plural)


  • بوت / but

/but/ - a boot or a pair of boots


  • ساروڠ تاڠن / sarung tangan

/sa.ruŋ ta.ŋan/ - a glove/a pair of gloves


  • کاسوت سوکن / kasut sukan

/ka.sut su.kan/ - trainers/sneakers/sports shoes


Lesson 3 of 3


  • توڤي / topi

/to.pi/ - hat/cap

Fun Fact: Before the Jawi reform, this word shares the same spelling as 'squirrel'.

Classifier:

  • باتڠ / batang

/ba.taŋ/ - piece


  • تالي ليهير / tali pinggang

/ta.li piŋ.gaŋ/ - belt (lit. waist rope)

Classifier

  • اوتس / utas

/u.tas/ - Used for something like rope, thread etc, watch.


  • مڽاروڠ / menyarung

/mə.ɲa.ruŋ/ - to wear/put on/insert (in the process of wearing)


  • الت سوليق / alat solek

/a.lat so.leʔ/ - cosmetic (lit. make-up tool)


  • بيݢ / beg

/beg/ - bag


  • ساکو / saku

/sa.ku/ - pocket


  • چينچين / cincin

/t͡ʃn.t͡ʃin/ - ring

Classifier

  • بنتوق / bentuk

/bən.tuʔ/ - shape


  • بوتڠ / butang

/bu.taŋ/ - button

Classifier

  • بيجي / biji

/bi.d͡ʒi/


  • بارڠ کمس / barang kemas

/ba.raŋ kə.mas/ - jewellery (lit. neat stuff)


  • کوستوم / kostum

/kos.tum/ - costume

Like the 'costume' you wear in a 'costume' party, by actors etc.


  • دومڤيت / dompet

/dom.pet/ - wallet


  • ڤايوڠ / payung

/pa.juŋ/ - umbrella

Classifier:

کاکي / kaki

/ka.ki/ - foot

Used for things like an umbrella, mushroom.


  • باجو ملايو / baju melayu

/ba.d͡ʒu mə.la.ju/ - a traditional costume for Malay men and it is used in holidays, formal events, daily, etc.


  • باجو کوروڠ / baju kurung

/ba.d͡ʒu ku.ruŋ/ - a traditional costume for Malay women and it is used in holidays, formal events, daily, etc.


Sentences

.اين باجوکو

Ini bajuku. - This is my shirt.

.کاليان سدڠ مماکاي سوت٢ ايت

Kalian sedang memakai sut-sut itu. - You are wearing the suits.

!ڤاکايله چينچين اين

Pakailah cincin ini! - Wear this/the ring!

.کاسوت اين دي ڤوڽا

Kasut ini dia punya. - This shoes are his/hers/its.

.وانيتا ايت سوک اکن ݢاءون-ݢاءونڽ

Wanita itu suka akan gaun-gaunnya. - The woman likes/loves her dresses.

.جاکيت٢ اين بوکن مريک ڤوڽا

Jaket-jaket ini bukan mereka punya. - These jackets are not theirs.

.کوتڽ اد ببراڤ بيجي بوتڠ

Kotnya ada beberapa biji butang. - His/Her/Its coat has several buttons.

.وانيتا ايت سدڠ مڽاروڠ سبنتوق چينچين

Wanita itu sedang menyarung sebentuk cincin. - The woman is putting on a ring.

.کانق٢ ڤرمڤوان ايت تيدق مماکاي الت سوليق دان بارڠ کمس

Kanak-kanak perempuan itu tidak memakai alat solek dan barang kemas. - The girl does not wears cosmetic and jewellery.

.باجو کوروڠ اين تياد ساکو

Baju kurung ini tiada saku. - This/The baju kurung does not have button(s).

.توکڠ٢ ماسق ايت اد سڤاسڠ سلوار

Tukang-tukang masak itu ada sepasang seluar. - The cooks have two pairs of trousers/pants.

.سأورڠ للاکي اد ڤاکاين٢ ايت

Seorang lelaki ada pakaian-pakaian itu. - A man has those/the clothes.


I'm deciding to add this section for each ending of our lessons.

Malay Proverbs/Idioms of the Lesson

  • سدياکن ڤايوڠ سبلوم هوجن / sediakan payung sebelum hujan

/sə.dia.kan pa.juŋ sə.bə.lum hu.d͡ʒan/ - Prepare an umbrella before it rains.

Meaning: Be prepare for the unexpected.


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