Malaysia Words & Phrases

Mabul girl
the national language is Bahasa Malaysia while English, Philippino and Chinese is widely spoken.

A Few Basic Words

If you can remember the following words and phrases, your stay in mabul, Sabah will be even more interesting:

  • English - Malay - Philippino
  • Welcome - Selamat datang
  • Okay - ya - sege
  • Thank you (formal, with respect) - terima kasih banyak - maraming selamat
  • Thanks - terima kasih - selamat po
  • Lets eat! - makan kita- kain tayo
  • Are you coming? - kau datang ke? darating ka ba?
  • Do you want to come with me? - kau mahu ikut saya- gusto mo bang sumama sa akin
  • Do you want to come with us? - awak mahu ikut sama kami- gusto mo bang sumama sa amin
  • Diving - menyelam- sumisid
  • Air - angin - hangin
  • Water - air -tubig
  • It's hot - terlalu penas - mainit
  • It's cold - sejuk - malamig
  • Ocean, Sea - laut - karagatan
  • Boat - perahu - bangka
  • Fish - ikan - isda
  • Shark - ikan jerung - pating
  • Knife - pisau - kutsilyo
  • Island - pulau - isla
  • Shopping -membili -bilah - mamimili
  • Money - wang ringgit - pera
  • I want that / I would like that - saya mahu itu - gusto ko yan
  • How much? - berapa - magkano
  • How many? -barapa banyak - magkano
  • Good morning - selamat pagi - magandang umaga
  • Good afternoon - selamat petang - magandang hapon
  • Good evening - selamat malam - magandang gabi
  • How are you? (formal) - apa khabar - kumusta ka na
  • How is it going? - apa macam - kumusta na ang pamamalakad pangyayari
  • My name is John - nama saya si john - ang pangalan ko ay si john