Common Phrases and Questions in Iban

Aku diau ba....

English: I live in ...
Bahasa Malaysia: Saya tinggal di ...


Aku gawa ba....

English: I work at ...
Bahasa Malaysia: Saya bekerja di ..


Aku ka ke .....

English: I am going to ....
Bahasa Malaysia: Saya hendak pergi ke ...


Aku ka meli muto baru

English: I want to buy a new car
Bahasa Malaysia: Saya mahu beli kereta baru


Aku ka meli tiga iko ikan

English: I want to buy three fish
Bahasa Malaysia: Saya mahu beli satu ikan


Aku sekula ba....

English: I study at / in ....
Bahasa Malaysia: Saya belajar di ...


Anak sapa nuan

English: Whose child are you?
Bahasa Malaysia: Kamu anak siapa?


bakani

English: how
Bahasa Malaysia: bagaimana


Bakani ngaga tu?

English: How to do this?
Bahasa Malaysia: Bagaimana buat ini?


Bakani nuan kitu?

English: How did you come here?
Bahasa Malaysia: Bagaimana kamu ke sini?


berapa

English: How much, how many
Bahasa Malaysia: berapa


Berapa duit nuan bisi?

English: How much money do you have?
Bahasa Malaysia: Berapakah duit yang kamu ada?


Berapa iko ikan ka dibeli nuan?

English: How many fish do you want to buy?
Bahasa Malaysia: Kamu hendak beli berapa ikan?


Berapa rega manuk tu?

English: How much is this chicken?
Bahasa Malaysia: Berapakah harga ayam ini?


Berapa rega pemakai tu?

English: How much is this food?
Bahasa Malaysia: Berapakah harga makanan ini?


Berapa rega sayur tu?

English: How much is this vegetable?
Bahasa Malaysia: Berapakah harga sayur ini?


Brapa rega gari tok?

English: How much is this shirt?
Bahasa Malaysia: Berapakah harga baju ini?


Dini

English: where
Bahasa Malaysia: di mana


Dini endur nya?

English: Where is that place?
Bahasa Malaysia: Di manakah tempat itu?


Dini endur tu?

English: Where is this place?
Bahasa Malaysia: Di manakah tempat ini?


Dini nuan diau?

English: Where do you live?
Bahasa Malaysia: Di manakah kamu tinggal?


Dini nuan gawa?

English: Where do you work?
Bahasa Malaysia: Di manakah kamu bekerja?


Dini nuan sekula?

English: Where do you study?
Bahasa Malaysia: Di manakah kamu belajar?


Dini rumah nuan?

English: Where is your house?
Bahasa Malaysia: Di manakah rumah kamu?


Duduk meh

English: Please have a seat
Bahasa Malaysia: Silakan duduk


Ilak bertemu baru

English: I hope to see you again
Bahasa Malaysia: Semoga berjumpa lagi


Ka kini nuan?

English: Where are you going?
Bahasa Malaysia: Kamu hendak ke mana?


Lapa nuan enda ngaga pengawa nuan?

English: Why are you not doing your work?
Bahasa Malaysia: Mengapa kamu tidak membuat kerjamu?


Lapa nuan ketawa?

English: Why are you laughing?
Bahasa Malaysia: Kenapa kamu ketawa?


Lapa nuan ngaga bakanya?

English: Why are you doing that?
Bahasa Malaysia: Kenapa kamu berbuat demikian?


Lapa nuan nyabak?

English: Why are you crying?
Bahasa Malaysia: Kenapa kamu menangis?


manah tok

English: this is good, this is cool
Bahasa Malaysia: ini baik, ini bagus


minta ampun

English: I am sorry
Bahasa Malaysia: maaf


nama

English: what
Bahasa Malaysia: apa


Nama aku ....

English: My name is ...
Bahasa Malaysia: Nama saya ....


nama berita?

English: How are you? Informal, used to ask one person, and someone of your age or younger.
Bahasa Malaysia: apa khabar?


Nama hal

English: why
Bahasa Malaysia: kenapa, mengapa


Nama pengawa dik?

English: What are you doing? Informal, used to ask one person, and someone of your age or younger
Bahasa Malaysia: Kamu sedang buat apa?


Nama pengawa kitak?

English: What are you doing? Used to ask more than one person.
Bahasa Malaysia: Kamu sedang buat apa?


Nemu jako bidayuh?

English: Can you speak Bidayuh?
Bahasa Malaysia: Bolehkah kamu berbahasa Bidayuh?


Nemu jaku bahasa inggeris?

English: Can you speak English?
Bahasa Malaysia: Bolehkah kamu berbahasa Inggeris?


Nemu jaku bahasa malaysia?

English: Can you speak Bahasa Malaysia?
Bahasa Malaysia: Bolehkah kamu berbahasa Malaysia?


Pukul berapa kedai tu buka?

English: What time does the shop open?
Bahasa Malaysia: Pukul berapa kedai itu buka?


Pukul berapa nuan abis gawa?

English: What time do you finish work?
Bahasa Malaysia: Pukul berapa kamu balik kerja?


Pukul berapa nuan ke ke sepital?

English: What time are you going to hospital?
Bahasa Malaysia: Kamu hendak ke hospital pada pukul berapa?


Pukul berapa nuan ke sekula?

English: What time are you going to school?
Bahasa Malaysia: Pukul berapa kamu turun sekolah?


Pukul berapa nuan pulai?

English: What time are you going home?
Bahasa Malaysia: Pukul berapa kamu pulang ke rumah?


Sapa

English: who
Bahasa Malaysia: siapa


Sapa nama dik?

English: What is your name? Informal, used to ask one person, and someone of your age or younger
Bahasa Malaysia: Siapa nama kamu?


Sapa nama nuan?

English: What is your name? Used to ask more than one person, or talking to an older person
Bahasa Malaysia: Siapa nama anda?


Tama meh

English: Please come in
Bahasa Malaysia: Silakan masuk


Ulih kami tama?

English: May we come in please?
Bahasa Malaysia: Bolehkah kami masuk ke dalam?