Common Phrases and Questions in Melayu Sarawak

apa

English: what
Bahasa Malaysia: apa


Apa nak dipolah

English: What to do?
Bahasa Malaysia: Nak buat apa?


apa polah kau/kitak/ko?

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


apa polah kitak orang?

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


Apa tok?

English: What is this?
Bahasa Malaysia: Apa ini?


berapa banyak duit kau

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


berapa ekok ikan mok dibeli kau tek

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


berapa rega

English: how much (currency)
Bahasa Malaysia: berapa


berapa rega baju tok

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


berapa rega makanan tok

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


berapa rega manok tok

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


berapa rega sayo tok

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


beribey

English: holding hands
Bahasa Malaysia: berpengangan tangan


Blaja sine ktk?

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


boleh kamek masok

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


camne

English: how
Bahasa Malaysia: bagaimana


camne kitak datang sitok tek?

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


camne molah tok owh?

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


dudok jak/lah/lok

English: Please have a seat
Bahasa Malaysia: Silakan duduk


kamek dari...

English: I am from...
Bahasa Malaysia: saya dari...


kamek diam di...

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


kamek lapar

English: I am hungry
Bahasa Malaysia: saya lapar


kamek maok meli keta baru

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


kamek mok beli tiga ekok ikan

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


kau anak sapa

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


kenak

English: why
Bahasa Malaysia: kenapa, mengapa


kenak kau sik molah keja

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


Kenak ktk nangis?

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


kenak ktk tetak

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


kitak boleh klaka english sik?

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


Kmk blaja di...

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


Kmk kerja di..

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


kmk nak ke..

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


kol berapa kau abis keja

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


kol berapa kau balit rumah

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


kol berapa kau pegi sekolah

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


kol berapa kau pegi speta

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


kol berapa kedei bukak

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


ktk nak ke sine?

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


Ktk siapa?

English: Who are you?
Bahasa Malaysia: Awak siapa?


lebor lao

English: wet (soaked i.e. from rain)
Bahasa Malaysia: basah kuyup


makan siney?

English: Where to eat?
Bahasa Malaysia: Dimana hendak makan?


masok jak/lah/lok

English: Please come in
Bahasa Malaysia: Silakan masuk


mudahan jumpa agik

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


nama kamek

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


pahal kau molah giya

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


pandey klaka bidayu sik?

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


pandey klaka melaya sik?

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


sapa

English: who
Bahasa Malaysia: siapa


sapa nama kau

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 kitak

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


Sine ktk kerja?

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


siney

English: where
Bahasa Malaysia: di mana


Siney jamban?

English: Where is the toilet?
Bahasa Malaysia: Di manakah tandas?


siney kitak/ko/kau diam?

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


siney tempat tok?

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


siney tempat ya?

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


siney umah kitak/ko/kau?

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