Malay Plural

This page provides information about the plural in Malay. Below is a list of singular (one) and plural (many) words, listed side by side.

Woman: Wanita
Women: Wanita-wanita
Language: Bahasa
Languages: Bahasa-bahasa
Man: Lelaki
Men: Lelaki-lelaki
Country: negara
Countries: Negara-negara
Boy: Budak lelaki
Boys: Budak-budak lelaki
Lake: tasik
Lakes: Tasik-tasik
Girl: Budak perempuan
Girls: Budak-budak perempuan
Pen: Pen
Pens: Pen-pen

These examples show a sentence with both singular and plural forms. The list includes the use of nouns, numbers and pronouns.

I visited one country: Saya telah melawat sebuah negara
She visited three countries: Dia telah melawat tiga buah negara
She has one sister: Dia ada seorang adik-beradik perempuan
He has two sisters: Dia ada dua adik-beradik perempuan
We speak two languages: Kami berbahasa dalam dua bahasa
They speak four languages: Mereka boleh berbahasa dalam empat bahasa

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