Malay Pronouns

This is a list of pronouns in Malay. This includes subject, object, and the possessive. These are used on a daily basis, so don't skip this lesson. We start with the object pronouns such as "I, you, her ..."

I: Saya
You: Kamu / awak / anda
He: Dia
She: Dia
We: Kami
You (pl.): Kamu
They: Mereka

Here are samples to demonstrate how the object pronoun is used in a sentence.

I love you: Saya cintakan awak
She is beautiful: Dia cantik
We are happy: Kami bahagia
They are dancing: Mereka sedang menari

Now we look into the subject pronoun such as "me, him, us, them ...".

Me: Saya
You: Kamu / awak / anda
Him: Dia
Her: Dia
Us: Kami
You (pl.): Kamu
Them: Mereka

These are examples to demonstrate how the subject pronoun is used in a sentence.

Give me your phone number: Boleh saya dapatkan nombor telefon awak
I can give you my email: Saya boleh bagi emel sayapada awak
Tell him to call me: Minta dia telefon saya
Can you call us?: Boleh awak telefon kami?

We reach now the possessive adjective part, used to refer to thing we possess. Examples: "my, our, their ...".

My: Saya punya
Your: Kamu / awak / anda punya
His: Dia punya
Her: Dia punya
Our: Kami punya
Your (pl.): Kamu punya
Their: Mereka punya

Here are samples to demonstrate how the possessive adjective is used.

My phone number is . . .: Nombor telefon saya ialah
His email is . . .: emel beliau ialah...
Our dream is to visit Spain: Impian kami adalah melawat Sepanyol
Their country is beautiful: Negara mereka indah

This is the possessive pronoun. Used as an alternative to the possessive adjectives above. Instead of saying "It is my dog" you can say "It is mine".

Mine: milik saya
Yours: milik anda
His: milik dia
Hers: milik dia
Ours: milik kita
Yours (pl.): milik kamu semua
Theirs: Milik mereka

These are some examples of the possessive pronoun in a sentence.

The book is mine: Buku itu milik saya
Is this pen yours?: Adakah ini pen awak?
The shoes are hers: Kasut itu adalah milik dia
Victory is ours: Kejayaan milik kita

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