Facts on the National Language of Malaysia that Learners Should Know
It was Bahasa Melayu. Now it is Bahasa Malaysia. WHY the name again and again?
It changes its grammar rules again and again. What is correct this year may be wrong the next year.
Does anyone care to yell out the answer? :-((
Since many Malaysians are fluent in English, my poor national language is often deemed not necessary to learn. Or, not to proficient level. Just look at the many young ones who cannot read Malay despite its easy phonics system.
Yet, when you live in a place where Malay is widely spoken, it is worthwhile to learn Malay. The benefits you will reap in the form of greater convenience and cultural enjoyment are something that tourists can never buy with their fat wallets.
Here is the place jam-packed with answers about Bahasa Malaysia, along with many more peculiarities of the Malaysian language which are essential to enhance your comprehension but seldom addressed by conventional education.
There are also other stuff to make learning easier for you. Depending on how much do you want to learn:
1. Absolute dummies who need to start somewhere. I would recommend getting to know the vowels, consonants, phrases and my beginners' course.
2. Prefer to learn by sight? Learn Malay Videos
3.Online Bahasa Malaysia Lessons Come to You!
a.Subscribe to a free newsletter devoted exclusively to BM? If you want to keep in touch once in a while for a lesson or two.
b. Keep up to date with new info at this site with the Learn Malay Blog at your favorite RSS feed reader including Google Reader, My Yahoo!, etc
c. Bahasa-malaysia-simple-fun.com tweets too, short and sweet. Twitter is a two-way street. Reach me there directly with any questions or comments about learning Malay that you may have. Click
d. Or, sigh...facebook
4. Non-human Malay translator
Selamat Belajar Sambil Melayari Laman Ini!
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