Malay Negation

This is a lesson about negation in Malay. This includes words or expressions used to form a negative form as opposted to the affirmative. For example "I don't understand".

No: Tidak
Nothing: Tiada apa-apa
Not yet: Belum lagi
No one: Tiada sesiapa
No longer: Tiada lagi
Never: Tidak pernah
Cannot: tidak boleh
Should not: Sepatutnya tidak

The below examples demonstrate how to use the negation form in a sentence. Don't be shy to use of these expressions if you don't know something.

We don't understand: Kami tidak faham
I do not speak Japanese: Saya tidak boleh berbahasa Jepun
I cannot remember the word: Saya tidak ingat perkataannya
You should not forget this word: Awak tidak boleh lupakan perkataan ini
No problem!: Tiada masalah
I don't know!: Saya tidak tahu
I'm not interested!: Saya tidak mahu
Don't worry!: Jangan risau
This is wrong: Ini salah
This is not correct: Ini tidak tepat
No one here speaks Greek: Tiada siapa disini yang bercakap Greek
I'm not fluent in Italian yet: Saya belum fasih berbahasa Itali

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