The Malay language is spoken in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei and Thailand. It is a language where it is easy to pick up. The words are pretty much straight forward to pronounce.
Unlike English, where the word honest is spelled with a H but you don’t pronounce the H. What the hell right?
Well anyways, these are the popular slang Malaysian Malays used on a daily basis.
Definition: Malay slang for ‘upper-class’.
Definition: Pick up lines.
Definition: Orang Puteh / Caucasian.
Definition: To be self-proclaimed in something, for example “bajet alim” is “to proclaim yourself religious.”
6. Bapak Kau
Definition: From the Malay ‘your father.’ An insult, as it’s short for ‘kepala bapak kau’ (your father’s head).
Definition: ‘Budak Baru Nak Up.’ Urban teenagers or post-college kids who have a lot of time to hang out and post Instagram pictures of what they’re eating, wearing or crushing on.
Definition: The amount that can be collected in a pinch. “I worked like a balachi for the recording, but the pay was so ciput”.
Definition: The Malay slang for NICE! Or Well done!
Definition: Believed to be from ‘bodoh’ (Malay for stupid). “I told you not to do it. But you did it anyway, dowh.”
Definition: Hyperbolic way to say impressive or impactful. “Gempak sial”.
Definition: Used in a derogatory sense to mean an unsophisticated hillbilly. “Don’t stand there like a jakun”.
Definition: A young & sexually attractive person (usually male). “Budak tu muka jambu la”.
Definition: To get fooled/conned. “Aku kena kencing dowh dengan mamat ni”.
Definition: Arrogant. Someone who is kerek will be more likely to eksyen.
16. Mangkuk Hayun
Definition: Stupid in a funnier way.
Definition: A friend. “Ni membe aku bro”.
Definition: To taunt or verbally bully. “MU fans always like to menganjing Liverpool fans’.
19. Muka Seposen
Definition: To look pitiful; sometimes a useful tool for the passive aggressive type. Literally Malay ‘10-sen face’, as if that person were a beggar who would be content with such a small amount.
Definition: Short for ‘old-timer’. Someone who’s known for being very experienced at something, without necessarily being that old.
Definition: Share. “Bro, pancung rokok boleh?”
Definition: To cover someone’s financial expenses. From the Malay ‘umbrella’: shelter from the rain and that sort of thing. “Your wallet got stolen? That’s OK macha. I will payung your lunch.”
Definition: Expression of amazement, can also be used sarcastically. “Pergh! The chicken beriyani here is so good!”
Definition: Loser; douchebag. “Poyo sial budak tu”.
Definition: Malay slang for forbidden sex. “Bro hari ni aku balik awal sikit. Ade “projek” malam nanti”.
Definition: The act of stealing someone’s lover. “I can’t believe I got sailang by that pak guard! She never told me she was into guys in uniform.
Definition: Down-to-earth, but usually in a good way, not quite sakai.
Definition: Peeping tom. Someone who spies on, and maybe takes secret recordings of, courting couples while they projek in parks and stair-cases.
Definition: Ambil semua
31. Buat Taik
Definition: Is to screw up at a job or create some other kind of problem. “If you buat taik here again, I report police”.
Definition: Very good.
Definition: Check-out or spy. “Jom pi ushar apa dia buat”.