Friday, August 31, 2018

Learn Bahasa

During the past year, I have paid attention to learn the Malay language.

When I am in Malaysia or Jakarta and I come across a Malay word that I do not understand, e.g. poster, notice or newspaper article, I will check for the meaning using Google translate.

If I wish to talk to somebody in Malay and I am not sure about the correct word to use, I will check Google translate.

Gradually, word by word, my vocabulary improved. I am now able to understand about 70% of the news that is reported in the Malay newspaper.

My standard of Malay or Indonesian, also referred to as Bahasa, has improved with this effort.

I encourage Singaporeans to learn Bahasa.

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