Another blessing is that some Malay words are clearly based on their English counterparts. These remind me of early primary school's "spell it like it sounds" method and actually make more sense than English's convoluted spelling rules.
Can you figure out the following Malay words? Sometimes, it's "as easy as apple pie."
|In Malay, adjectives come after the noun.|
|I've just been robbed! Call the POLIS!|
|I have a headache. Can we stop at the FARMASI to pick up some medicine?|
|That crazy MOTOSIKAL weaved in and out of the cars.|
|If you are looking for a job, read the KLASSIFIEDS.|
|I'm starving. Let's go and eat at a RESTORAN.|
But before you start thinking that you totally understand, remember that some Malay words just look like English but have a completely different meaning.
|JAM means "hour"|
If a store says "24 JAM," it is not advertising its variety of jellied fruit spreads. That means it's open for 24 hours.
|AIR means "water"|
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