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bab
chapter




babad
chronicle




babak
act or scene(of a play); episode; section of a long piece of music




babas
drift; sweep away

terbabas: driven out of its course; driven away from from one's goal or principle




babi
pig




babit
embroil; involve (in argument or quarrel)

membabitkan: to involve; to implicate
pembabitan: involvement




baca
read

membaca: to read
bacaan: act of reading; material to be read
membacakan: to read for
pembaca: reader
pembacaan: act of reading




bacul
cowardly; timid

kebaculan: cowardice




badai
hurricane




badak
rhinoceros




badam
almond




badan
(1)body (2)organization

berbadan: having a body
berbadan dua: pregnant
memperbadankan: to corporatize
perbadanan: corporation; institution




badik
dagger




badut
clown; comedian




Badui
Bedouin




bagai
as if; like

bagaikan: as if
berbagai-bagai: of various types
kepelbagaian: variety
pelbagai: various




bagaimana
how

bagaimanapun: however; no matter how or what
sebagaimana: as; like




bagasi
baggage; cargo




baghal
mule




bagi
(1)for (2)give

membagi: to give




baginda
His or Her Majesty




bagur
large and clumsy




bagus
nice; pleasant; good




bah
deluge; flood




bahagi
allot; distribute; divide

bahagian: division; part; portion; section
membahagi: to divide
membahagi-bahagikan: to distribute; to give away
membahagikan: to divide; to distribute
pembahagi: divider
pembahagian: allotment
terbahagi: divided




bahagia
blissful; lucky; blessed

berbahagia: fortunate; blissful
kebahagiaan: bliss; happiness
membahagiakan: to cause to be happy




bahak
guffaw

terbahak-bahak: to laugh loud and long




baham
gobble

membaham: to gobble




bahan
substance; matter; material

bahan api: fuel




bahana
loud noise or sound




bahang
heat

membahang: to heat




bahantara
medium (environment)




bahari
ancient




baharu
new

membaharui: to renew
pembaharuan: renewal




bahas
debate or discussion

berbahas: to debate; to discuss
membahaskan: to discuss; to debate; to criticize
pembahas: debater
perbahasan: a debate or discussion




bahasa
language

berbahasa: courteous; cultured; using a language
perbahasaan: speech; customary etiquette




bahawa
that




bahaya
danger

berbahaya: dangerous
membahayakan: to endanger




bahkan
moreover




bahlul
inane; silly




bahu
shoulder




baiduri
opal




baik
good; all right; fine

baik-baik: carefully
berbaik: to be on good terms
kebaikan: goodness; benefit
membaiki: to repair
memperbaiki: to repair
pembaikan: correction; improvement
sebaik-baik: as good as; just
sebaiknya: better; as it should be
terbaik: the best




bait
a poem with two lines; couplet




baitulmal
treasury




baja
fertilizer

membaja: to fertilize




bajak
a plough

membajak: to plough




baji
a wedge

membaji: to split using a wedge




bajik
welfare

kebajikan: welfare




bajingan
scoundrel; rascal




baju
clothes; dress

berbaju: dressed
membajui: to put on clothes




bak
like; similar




baka
heredity

kebakaan: hereditary




bakal
future (adj.); aspirant; destined to become




bakar
burn

kebakaran: a fire
membakar: to burn
terbakar: on fire; burnt
pembakaran: act of burning




bakat
talent; flair; aptitude

berbakat: talented




bakau
mangrove




bakawali
a medicinal herbal plant




bakhil
stingy; miserly




baki
balance; remainder

berbaki: having a balance or surplus




bakti
devotion; dedication

berbakti: to be devoted or dedicated
membaktikan: to dedicate




baku
standard

membakukan: to standardize
pembakuan: standardization




bakul
basket




bakung
amaryllis (lily-like plant)




bala
disaster; calamity




balada
ballad




balah
bicker

berbalah: to bicker or quarrel
membalah: to oppose or defy




balai
hall; station

balai raya: community hall




balak
log (timber)

membalak: to log
pembalakan: logging




balam
spotted-neck dove

berbalam: unclear; vague; hazy




balang
flagon (vessel with lid, lip and handle for serving wine)




balar
albino




balas
reciprocate; reply; avenge

membalas: to reciprocate
balasan: reciprocation; response; reply; revenge
berbalas-balasan: exchange




baldi
pail; bucket




baldu
velvet




baligh
puberty




balik
(1)return (2)behind

berbalik: to turn back; to return
kebalikan: contrary to
membalik-balik: to flip over
membalikkan: to invert; to reverse to position
menterbalikkan: to turn upside down
pembalikan: act of turning upside down; act of returning
sebaliknya: on the contrary
terbalik: upside down; reversed




baling
throw; fling

membaling: to throw; to fling




baling-baling
propeller; wind-vane




balu
widow




baluarti
bulwark; stone wall of defence




balung
comb (of fowl)




balut
wrap; envelop; bandage

balutan: wrapping; bandage
berbalut: bandaged
membalut: to wrap; to bandage
membaluti: to wrap
pembalut: wrapping; bandage




banci
census

bancian: census




bancuh
mix; stir

membancuh: to mix; to stir
bancuhan: mixture
pembancuhan: act of mixing or stirring




bandar
town

bandaran: municipal
perbandaran: municipality
bandaraya: city




bandela
bale; large bundle




banding
compare

membandingkan: to compare
berbanding: compared with
perbandingan: comparison
sebanding: comparable




banduan
convict; prisoner




bandul
pendulum

membandul: to swing like a pendulum




bangang
duff; stupid




bangat
fast; quick




bangau
stork; flamingo




bangga
elated; proud

berbangga: feeling proud
kebanggaan: pride
membanggakan: to arouse a feeling of pride




banggul
hillock; mound




bangkai
carcass




bangkang
oppose

membangkang: to oppose
bangkangan: protest; objection; opposition
pembangkang: the opposition; one who is opposing




bangkit
evoke; bring to one's mind; get up

berbangkit: to get up
kebangkitan: awakening; resurgence; emergence
membangkitkan: to evoke; to awaken; to raise; to arouse a feeling in one's mind




bangku
bench; stool




bangsa
race; nation of people

kebangsaan: national
sebangsa: of the same race




bangsal
barn; shed




bangsat
vagrant; scoundrel




bangsawan
high class or rank; nobility; Malay opera




bangsi
bamboo flute




bangun
stand; get up; wake up

bangunan: building
membangun: to get up; to rise; to develop
membangunkan: to awaken someone; to develop; to construct
pembangunan: development; construction




banjar
row; range

banjaran: range of mountains
berbanjar: forming a line or row
membanjarkan: arrange in a row




banjir
flood

membanjiri: to flood




bantah
protest; disobey; oppose

membantah: to protest; to oppose
bantahan: a protest
pembantah: opposer




bantai
slaughter; beat up

membantai: to slaughter; to beat up; to thrash
pembantaian: act of slaughtering
pembantai: butcher




bantal
pillow

berbantalkan: to use as a pillow
bantal golek: bolster
bantal peluk: bolster




banteras
fight against; eradicate; exterminate

membanteras: to fight against; to eradicate
pembanterasan: eradication




banting
lambaste; reprimand severely

membanting: to beat; to lambaste; to thrash
membanting tulang: to work hard




bantu
help; assist; back; aid

membantu: to help; to assist
bantuan: assistance
pembantu: assistant; helper




bantut
stunt; hinder; stop

membantutkan: to stunt; to hinder; to stop
terbantut: stunted




banyak
much; many

banyak-banyak: in large quantities
banyaknya: amount; a large number of
kebanyakan: most of; majority of
membanyakkan: to increase
sebanyak: as much as; as many as
sebanyak-banyaknya: at the most
terbanyak: the most




bapa
father

bapa saudara: uncle
berbapa: having a father
sebapa: having the same father




bara
embers

membara: furious; smouldering




barah
cancer

berbarah: having cancer
membarah: cancerous




baran
grumpy; ill-tempered




barang
goods; things

barangan: goods; commodity
sebarang: whatever; any
sembarangan: whatever; any




barangkali
perhaps; maybe




barat
west

kebaratan: westernized
kebarat-baratan: westernized
pembaratan: westernization




baring
lie down

berbaring: to lie down; to recline
membaringkan: to place in a recumbent position
terbaring: in a recumbent position




baris
line; row

barisan: line; front; troops
berbaris: to line up
membariskan: to arrange in rows
pembaris: ruler
perbarisan: parade




baru
new

baru-baru: recently
membarui: to renew
memperbarui: to renew
pembaruan: renovations; reforms




barut
diaper; dressing; bandage




basah
wet

basah kuyup: drenched
basahan: daily used items or clothes
membasahi: to wet
membasahkan: to wet




basi
stale; mouldy (of food)




basmi
eradicate; destroy

membasmi: to eradicate
pembasmian: eradication




basuh
wash

basuhan: something that is washed
membasuh: to wash




bata
brick




batal
invalid; null; cancelled

membatalkan: to cancel
pembatalan: cancellation




batang
bar; strip; long solid piece; numerical coefficient for cylindrical objects

batang hidung: bridge of the nose




batas
(1) limits; confines; boundaries (2) vegetable bed

membatasi: to limit
pembatasan: limitation
perbatasan: border area; frontier area
terbatas: limited; restricted
berbatas: having a border




batik
type of textile print




batin
of the inner feelings; mental

tok batin: Proto-Malay tribal chief
batiniah: spiritual
kebatinan: inner self




batu
(1) stone; rock (2) mile

batu api: instigator
batu asah: whetstone
berbatu-batu: stony
membatu: to keep silent
batuan: rock




batuk
cough

terbatuk-batuk: to cough uncontrollably




bau
smell; aroma; odour

bau-bauan: scent; fragrance; perfume
berbau: to emit an odour
terbau: got the smell




bauk
sideburns; whiskers




baur
mix

berbaur: mixed (with)
bauran: mixture; hotchpotch




bawa
bring; carry

membawa: to bring; to carry
membawakan: to bring something for someone
terbawa: taken unintentionally
terbawa-bawa: to be involved; to be influenced
pembawa: bearer; carrier
pembawaan: talent




bawah
below; under

bawahan: subordinate; of lower rank or position; inferior
terbawah: lowest
terkebawah: lowest




bawal
ponfret




bawang
onion

bawang merah: shallot
bawang putih: garlic




baya
age

sebaya: same age group




bayam
spinach




bayang
shadow; reflection

bayang-bayang: shadow; reflection; imagination
bayangan: shadow; image
berbayang: shadowy; to cast a shadow
membayangi: to form an image; to follow and spy on
membayangkan: to suggest; to imply
terbayang: reflected; pictured
terbayangkan: imagined; reflected




bayar
pay

membayar: to pay
bayaran: payment
membayarkan: to pay
pembayar: payer
pembayaran: payment




bayi
baby




bayu
breeze




bazir
waste

membazirkan: to waste
pembaziran: wastage




bebal
imbecile; idiotic; silly; foolish; stupid




beban
burden; responsibility

bebanan: burden; responsibility
membebani: to burden someone
membebankan: to burden someone




bebas
free; independent

kebebasan: freedom
membebaskan: to liberate; to release




bebat
bandage; dressing

membebat: to apply a dressing to a wound




bebawang
bulb (of plant)




bebel
incomprehensible utterings

membebel: to utter incoherently




beberapa
several




bebibir
flange; projecting rim




beca
trishaw; rickshaw




becak
muddy




becok
fond of chatting; talkative




bedah
operate; dissect

membedah: to operate
pembedahan: surgical operation




bedak
powder

bedak sejuk: powder made from rice
berbedak: powdered
membedaki: to powder




bedal
whip; beat

membedal: to whip; to beat




bedek
aim at

membedek: to take aim at




bedil
gunpowder; gun

bedilan: shooting; firing
membedil: to shoot




beduk
big drum used in the mosque




begar
headstrong; hard; firm




begini
like this




begitu
like that; so




beguk
mumps




bejana
canister




bekal
cater; supply food

bekalan: provisions; stock; supply; ration
berbekal: having a supply of
membekalkan: to supply; to provide; to furnish
pembekal: supplier
pembekalan: that which is supplied




bekam
seize; grip

membekam: to draw blood from




bekas
(1) former; ex- (2) container (3) traces

bekas darah: blood stain
bekas luka: scar
berbekas: having marks or traces




bekat
full




beku
frozen; hardened; solidified

otak beku: stupid person
membekukan: to cause to freeze or solidify
membeku: to coagulate or clot
pembekuan: coagulation




bekuan
hot




bela
(1) advocate; defend; avenge (2) rear or breed

membela: to defend; to avenge; to look after
pembelaan: defence; protection
belaan: that which is taken care of




belacan
shrimp paste




belacu
calico




belah
to split; to bisect; to cut in half

belahan: cleft; cleavage
berbelah bagi: half-hearted
membelah: to split
menyebelahi: to take sides; to side with
sebelah: half; beside; towards
sebelah-menyebelah: on both sides
bersebelahan: side by side; near
terbelah: apart; separated




belai
cherish; coaxing; caress

belaian: coaxing; caress
membelai: to cherish; to caress
membelai-belai: to cherish; to caress




belak
mottled




belaka
altogether; entirely; quite




belakang
back; rear; behind

belakangan: recently
membelakangi: to ignore; to disregard
membelakangkan: to ignore; to disregard; to place at the back
terkebelakang: out-of-date; far behind




belalai
elephant's trunk; proboscis




belalang
grasshopper




Belanda
Dutch




belang
stripe

berbelang: striped




belanga
clay cooking pot




belangkas
king-crab




belanja
expenses; expenditure

belanjawan: budget
berbelanja: to spend
membelanjakan: to spend
perbelanjaan: expenditure




belantan
club; bludgeon; truncheon




belantara
forest




belas
(1) compassion; pity; mercy (2) numerals from eleven to nineteen

belasan: teenager; numerals from eleven to nineteen
kesebelasan: eleventh
berbelas: having sympathy or pity




belasah
flog; whip

membelasah: to flog; to whip




belat
fish-trap




belati
European




belau
shimmering

belauan: diffraction of light




belebas
ledge; lath




belek
scrutinise

membelek: to scrutinise




belengas
sticky




belenggu
manacle; handcuff; shackle

membelenggu: to handcuff; to shackle
terbelenggu: handcuffed; shackled




belerang
sulphur




beli
buy

membeli: to buy
belian: the purchase
membeli-belah: shopping
membelikan: to buy for
pembeli: purchaser
pembelian: the purchase
terbeli: able to buy




belia
youth




beliak
dilated; wide open (of eyes)

terbeliak: wide open
membeliakkan: to dilate




beliau
he or she




belikat
shoulder-blade




belimbing
starfruit




belit
circumlocutary; twisting; twining

membelit: to coil or twine around
belitan: a coil
berbelit-belit: coiled; twined; twisted
membelitkan: to entwine
pembelit: swindler; deceiver
terbelit: coiled; twined




beliung
hatchet; small axe; adze




belok
turn (in direction)

membelok: to turn (in direction)
membelokkan: to change the course or direction
belokan: a bend or curve; a change of direction




belot
betray

membelot: to betray
pembelot: traitor
pembelotan: betrayal; treason




belukar
bush; shrub; secondary forest




belulang
hide; untanned leather; patch of hardened skin




belum
not yet

sebelum: before




belut
eel




bembam
roast in hot embers

membembam: to roast in hot embers




benak
silly; stupid




benam
embed; immerse in water

terbenam: immersed in water; embedded
membenamkan: to immerse; to embed




benang
thread




benar
genuine; true; real; correct

benar-benar: really; truly; very
kebenaran: truth; permission; approval
membenarkan: to allow; to permit
sebenarnya: in fact




bencana
(1) harmful; very unpleasant (2) disaster




benci
hate; detest

kebencian: hatred
membenci: to hate; to loathe
pembenci: one who hates




benda
thing

kebendaan: materialism




bendahara
chief minister of a Malay State

perbendaharaan: treasury




bendahari
treasurer; bursar




bendalir
fluid




bendang
wet rice-fields




bendar
ditch or moat




bendela
bale; package




bendera
flag




bendi
lady's finger




bendul
cross-beam




bendung
barrier; dyke

membendung: to barricade; to dam




bengal
temporarily deaf; stubborn




bengang
buzzing or ringing in the ears




bengis
cruel; harsh

membengis: to act cruelly




bengkak
(1) swollen; bloated (2) swelling

membengkak: to swell




bengkalai
unfinished

terbengkalai: unfinished




bengkang
zig-zag

bengkang-bengkok: zig-zag




bengkarung
newt




bengkel
workshop




bengkeng
cantankerous; irritable

membengkengi: to scold; to irritate




bengkok
bent; crooked

membengkokkan: to bend




bengkung
sash for the waist; corset; girdle




benguk
goitre




benih
seed




bening
transparent; clear; limpid




benjol
bump or swelling, esp. left by a blow




bentak
snarl; snap

membentak: to snarl; to snap




bentan
relapse




bentang
spread out (carpet or mat)

membentang: to spread out (carpet or mat); to put forward (a proposal)
membentangi: to spread out or unroll (carpet or mat)
terbentang; spread out or unrolled




bentar
moment

sebentar: a moment
sebentar-sebentar: at short intervals




bentara
herald; state proclamation officer




benteng
stronghold; fortress

berbentengkan: use as a fort
membentengi: fortify
berbenteng: fortified




bentuk
form; shape; appearance

berbentuk: having the form of
membentuk: to form; to create; to mould
pembentukan: formation; creation; establishment
sebentuk: numerical coefficient for curved objects
terbentuk: formed; established




benua
continent




bera
blush; flushing of face




berahi
amorous; feeling sexual love

keberahian: passion
memberahikan: to arouse passion




berak
defecate

terberak: to defecate




beranda
gallery; verandah; terrace




berang
disgruntled; discontented; annoyed




berangan
chestnut




berangsang
pep; vigour

memberangsangkan: to fill with vigour; to enliven




berangus
muzzle




berani
brave

keberanian: bravery
memberanikan: to encourage
berani mati: not afraid of death




berapa
how much; how many

seberapa: any amount; as much or as many as




beras
rice

beras kunyit: saffron rice
beras pulut: glutinous rice




berat
heavy; tough

beratnya: weight
keberatan: reluctant




berenga
maggot




beres
in order; settled

membereskan: to settle; to arrange
pemberesan: settlement; arrangement




Berhad
Limited




berhala
idol; image; fetish; worshipped object




beri
give

memberi: to give
memberikan: to give
pemberian: gift; allowance
pemberi: one who gives




beringin
banyan tree




berita
news

berita angin: rumour
berita kilat: newsflash
memberitakan: to inform
pemberita: reporter; journalist




beritahu
inform

memberitahu: to inform
pemberitahuan: announcement; notification




berkas
bundle

memberkas: to bind; to arrest
memberkaskan: to bind; to fasten




berkat
boon; benefit; blessing

memberkati: to bless




berlian
diamond




bernas
full (of grain); highly spirited (of speech); factual and convincing (of writing); fertile and productive (of cultivation)




berontak
rebel; revolt

memberontak: to rebel; to revolt
pemberontak: a rebel; an insurgent
pemberontakan: a rebellion; a revolt




beroti
batten




bersih
clean

kebersihan: cleanliness
membersihkan: to clean
pembersih: cleaner
pembersihan: act of cleaning




bersin
sneeze




bersut
glower; scowl




bertih
rice fried in the husk

bertih jagung: popcorn




beruang
bear




berudu
tadpole




beruk
monkey




berus
brush

memberus: to brush




besan
parents of a married couple




besar
big

besar hati: proud; elated
besar kepala: stubborn; conceited; big-headed
besar mulut: boastful
besar-besaran: grand; on a large scale
berbesar hati: grateful
kebesaran: greatness
membesar: to grow big
membesar-besarkan: to exaggerate
membesarkan: to enlarge
membesarkan diri: to brag
memperbesar: to enlarge or expand
pembesar: dignitary
terbesar: largest




besi
iron (metal)

besi baja: steel
besi berani: magnet




besok
tomorrow




bestari
well-bred; intelligent




besut
refine metal

membesut: to refine metal; to spurt (of water or blood)




beta
I; me (used by king)




betah
recovered; accustomed




betapa
how (emphasising the degree)




betik
papaya




betina
female




beting
sandbar; sandbank




betis
calf (of leg)




betul
correct; true

betul-betul: truly; exactly; really
kebetulan: by coincidence; by chance; incidentally
membetulkan: to correct; to rectify
pembetulan: correction
sebetulnya: in fact




betung
a large type of bamboo

pembetungan: sewerage




beza
difference

berbeza: to differ; to be different
berbeza-beza: differently
membeza-bezakan: to differentiate; to discriminate; to distinguish between
membezakan: to differentiate
perbezaan: difference; dissimilarity
pembezaan: differentiation; discrimination; classification




biadab
impolite; discourteous

kebiadaban: rudeness




biak
prolific; productive; fertile

membiak: to multiply; to reproduce
membiakkan: to breed; to rear
pembiakan: breeding; reproduction




biar
let; allow

membiarkan: to allow; to neglect; to ignore
terbiar: neglected; ignored




biara
convent; monastery




bias
deflect; refract

biasan: refraction; diversion
membiaskan: to deflect; to refract




biasa
habitual; usual; ordinary

biasanya: usually
kebiasaan: custom; habit; practice
membiasakan: to accustom; to familiarise




biasiswa
scholarship




biawak
iguana




biaya
cost; expenses

dibiayai: defrayed
membiayai: to defray; to subsidise
pembiayaan: financing; subsidisation
pembiaya: the person who pays for the expenses




bibir
lip




bicara
discussion

berbicara: to discuss
membicarakan: to discuss; to deliberate over; to preside over a court case
pembicaraan: discussion
perbicaraan: court hearing or trial




bicu
jack (for lifting heavy objects)




bidaah
heresy




bidadari
houri (beautiful woman of the Muslim paradise)




bidai
blinds; screen




bidak
pawn




bidal
thimble

bidalan: proverb




bidan
midwife




bidang
domain; field or range of activity; numeral coefficient for things that are spread out and flat




bidas
criticise; spring back or rebound

membidas: to criticise; to spring back or rebound




bidik
aim at

membidik: to aim at




biduan
male singer




biduanda
pageboy; valet




biduanita
female singer




bijak
judicious; smart; wise

kebijakan: intelligence; smartness




bijaksana
judicious; smart; wise

kebijaksanaan: wisdom; prudence




bijan
sesame seed




biji
seed; grain; pip; numerical coefficient for fruits and small spherical objects

berbiji: having seed
biji-bijian: cereals




bijih
ore

bijih besi: iron ore
bijih timah: tin ore




bijirin
cereal




bikin
make

membikin: to make; to manufacture
bikinan: product; creation




biku
edging; trimming




bila
when; if

bila-bila: whenever




bilah
blade (of knife or sword); lath; numerical coefficient for weapons of sharpened metal




bilal
muezzin




bilang
calculate; count; tell; repeat

bilangan: number; amount; quantity
berbilang: several; numerous
membilang: to count; to call out; to say
sebilangan: a number of
terbilang: counted; included; famous




bilas
rinse; wash; cleanse

membilas: to rinse or wash
bilasan: cleansing; rinsing




bilik
room




bilis
bloodshot eye




bimbang
fearful; worried; anxious; nervous

kebimbangan: anxiety; worry
membimbangkan: to cause anxiety




bimbing
lead; guide

bimbingan: guidance; tuition; advice
membimbing: to lead; to guide
pembimbing: a guide or leader; adviser




bimbit
carry dangling in the hand

membimbit: to carry dangling in the hand




bin
son of




bina
construct; build

binaan: something built or constructed
membina: to construct; to build
pembina: builder
pembinaan: construction




binasa
destroyed; ruined

membinasakan: to destroy
pembinasa: destroyer
pembinasaan: destruction




binatang
animal

kebinatangan: animalistic characteristics; bestiality




bincang
discuss

berbincang: to discuss; to deliberate
berbincang-bincang: to discuss
membincangkan: to discuss
perbincangan: discussion




bincut
lump; swelling




bingal
stubborn




bingit
deafening

membingitkan: to deafen tmporarily




bingka
a type of cake made from tapioca




bingkah
nugget; chunk




bingkai
frame




bingung
bewildered; confused




bingkas
bounce; rebound

membingkas: to bounce; to rebound




bingkis
parcel; package

bingkisan: a gift or present
membingkis: to send a gift or present accompanied by a letter




bingung
bewildered; confused

kebingungan: bewilderment; confusion
membingungkan: to confuse; to puzzle; to perplex




bini
wife

berbini: married (for a man)




bintang
star

berbintang: starry
sebintang: compatible
membintangi: to act in a film
perbintangan: astronomy; astrology




binti
daughter of




bintik
spot; dot

berbintik: spotted; dotted




bintil
nodule; pimple




biola
violin




birai
blind or screen, esp. on roller, for window; balustrade




biras
relationship between two brothers' wives or between two sisters' husbands




biri-biri
sheep




biru
blue

biru lebam: blue black
biru muda: light blue
kebiru-biruan: bluish
kebiruan: blueness




bisa
venom; malice

berbisa: venomous; malicious




bisik
whisper

bisikan: a murmur; a whisper
berbisik: to whisper
membisikkan: to whisper




bising
noisy

kebisingan: noisiness
membising: to make noise




biskop
bishop




bistari
expert; skilled




bisu
mute or dumb

membisu: to remain silent




bisul
boil; abscess




bius
anesthesia

membius: to anesthetise
pembiusan: anesthetisation




bobok
sleep

membobok: to gurgle
membobokkan: to put a child to sleep




bocor
leaking; a leak

kebocoran: leakage
membocorkan: to cause a leak; to puncture




bodoh
stupid

kebodohan: stupidity
memperbodohkan: to make a fool of




bogel
nude; naked

berbogel: nude; naked
membogelkan: to undress




boh
cow's moo




bohong
lie; bluff

berbohong: to lie
membohongi: to lie to; to deceive
membohongkan: to denounce as a lie; to deny
pembohong: liar
pembohongan: a lie




bola
ball




bolak-balik
vacillation

berbolak-balik: to vacillate; to hesitate
membolak-balik: to twist and turn




boleh
can; able to; permitted to

boleh jadi: maybe
berkebolehan: capable; talented
kebolehan: ability
membolehkan: to permit; to allow
seboleh-bolehnya: to the best of one's ability




bolos
pierced; penetrated; stripped off (hair, feathers, clothes, etc.

membolos: to abandon; to desert




bolot
wrap up

membolot: to wrap up; to bundle together; to win




bomba
fire brigade




bomoh
Malay medicine-man




bonceng
sponger; ride pillion

membonceng: to get a lift from; to sponge on somebody
memboncengkan: to give a lift to
pembonceng: passenger




bonda
mother




boneka
doll; puppet




bonggol
hump

berbonggol: having a hump




bongkah
block or solid piece

berbongkah-bongkah: in large chunks or pieces




bongkak
arrogant; boastful




bongkar
unpack; unload

membongkar: to unpack; to unload
bongkar-bangkir: in disorder
membongkar rahsia: to expose a secret
membongkar sauh: to raise up the anchor
terbongkar: forced open; exposed
pembongkaran: disclosure; upheaval




bongkok
hunchback

membongkok: to stoop; to humble oneself
membongkokkan: to bend; to stoop; to bow
terbongkok-bongkok; doubled up




bongsu
youngest (of children); lowest (of rungs of ladder or steps)




bonjol
a bulge; a lump




boo
exclamation of disapproval




bopeng
pock-marked




bor
tool for drilling




borak
talk idly

berborak: to talk idly




borang
form (document)




borek
speckled; spotted




borong
wholesale

memborong: to buy wholesale
memborongkan: to sell wholesale
pemborong: wholesaler




boros
extravagant

memboroskan: to waste
borosan: extravagance
pemboros: spendthrift




bosan
bored

kebosanan: boredom
membosankan: to bore
pembosan: one who is easily bored




botak
bald

membotakkan: to make bald




boyak
drab; dull; uninteresting; tasteless




boyot
pot-bellied




buah
(1)fruit (2)numeral coefficient for large objects

buah fikiran: opinion; thought
buah hati: sweetheart
buah-buahan: fruits
berbuah: to bear fruit
membuahkan: to produce; to yield; to cause
buah pinggang: kidney




buai
swing; rock; sway

buaian: a cradle; a swing
berbuai-buai: to swing
membuai: to make something swing
terbuai-buai: swinging; swaying; rocking




buak
effervescence




bual
converse

bualan: talk; chatter; conversation
berbual: to converse
perbualan: conversation




buang
discard; throw

membuang: to throw
membuangkan: to throw away; to discard
terbuang: discarded
buangan: something that has been discarded




buas
savage; uncivilised; wild

membuas: act savagely




buasir
pile; haemorrhoid




buat
make; do or perform

membuat: to do; to make; to cause
buat sementara: temporarily
buatan: brand; manufactured by; product of
perbuatan: deed; act
pembuatan: manufacture; production
buat-buatan: pretence




buaya
crocodile

buaya darat: thief; scoundrel




bubar
disband; disperse; scatter

membubarkan: to disperse; to liquidate
pembubaran: liquidation; disbandment




bubu
fish-trap made of bamboo and rattan




bubuh
put; add; affix

membubuhi: to add; to affix
membubuhkan: to add; to affix




bubuk
woodworm




bubul
cobble; mend roughly




bubur
porridge




bucu
corner; angle




budak
child

kebudak-budakan: childish




budaya
culture

budayawan: cultured person
kebudayaan: culture




budi
kindness; good deed

budi bahasa: good manners
budi bicara: discretion; common-sense
budi pekerti: disposition; character
berbudi: kind; wise; sensible




budiman
wise; generous




bugar
strong and healthy




buih
foam

berbuih: foaming




bujang
(1)celebate (2)unmarried man; bachelor




bujuk
persuade; coax

bujukan: persuasion




bujur
oblong; oval; longitudinal

membujur: to stretch out lengthwise
terbujur: stretched out lengthwise




buka
open

membuka: to open
membukakan: to expose; to open; to reveal
pembukaan: opening
terbuka: not covered; unlimited; public
bukaan: an opening or aperture




bukan
non-; not; does not

bukan-bukan: absurdity; nonsense




bukit
hill

berbukit: hilly
berbukit-bukit: hilly
membukit: to pile up; to heap up




bukti
evidence; proof

membuktikan: to prove
terbukti: proven




buku
(1)book (2)loaf (of bread) (3)knot (in wood) (4)node

buku lima: fist
membukukan: to record; to note; to put into book form
pembukuan: an entry in a book




bulan
(1)moon (2)month

bulan madu: honeymoon
bulan purnama: full moon
bulan sabit: crescent
bulanan: monthly
berbulan-bulan: for several months




bulang
band; strip; head-dress

bulangan: ribbon




bulat
circular; round; spherical

bulatan: (1)circle (2)traffic roundabout
membulatkan: to make circular or round
sebulat: unanimous




bulbul
nightingale




buli-buli
(1)small flask or jug (2)small gland




bulu
fur; body hair; feathers

berbulu: hairy; feathery
bulu babi: sea-urchin
bulu kambing: wool
bulu kening: eyebrows




buluh
bamboo




bulur
hungry

kebuluran: starvation




bumbung
roof

membumbung: to rise; to ascend




bumi
(1)earth (2)dry land

mengebumikan: to bury
pengebumian: burial




buncit
distended; bloated

membuncitkan: to inflate




bundar
round; globular

membundarkan: to make something round




bunga
(1)flower (2)interest (monetary)

bunga api: sparklers
bunga-bungaan: all kinds of flowers
berbunga: to produce flowers
berbunga-bunga: floral; flowery
membungai: to decorate




bungkal
lump; weight




bungkam
quiet; speechless

membungkam: to gag; to silence
pembungkam: silencer




bungkus
wrap up

bungkusan: parcel; package
membungkus: to wrap
pembungkusan: packaging
berbungkus: wrapped up
pembungkus: wrapper




bunian
invisible forest elf or spirit




buntak
short and stout




buntal
(1)bloated; pot-bellied (2)globe-fish




buntang
wide open and staring (of eyes)

membuntang: to stare wide-eyed




buntil
cloth knapsack




bunting
pregnant (of animals)




buntu
blocked or closed

kebuntuan: deadlock




buntut
bottom or buttocks

membuntuti: to trail; to follow




bunuh
kill

berbunuhan: killing of one another
membunuh: to kill
pembunuh: killer; murderer
pembunuhan: murder; killing
terbunuh: killed




bunyi
sound

bunyi-bunyian: music
berbunyi: to sound
membunyikan: to produce a sound
sebunyi: of the same sound




buru
hunt

berburu: to hunt
memburu: to hunt
pemburu: hunter
pemburuan: a hunt
perburuan: prey
terburu-buru: in great haste




buruh
labourer; worker

perburuhan: labour




buruj
constellation of stars




buruk
bad; ugly

buruk laku: ill-mannered
buruk makan: gluttonous
buruk sangka: prejudiced
buruk siku: to take back what has been given
keburukan: ugliness; badness; wickedness
memburukkan: to worsen; to aggravate




burung
bird




burut
hernia




busa
froth; foam

berbusa: to froth; to foam
membusa: to pant; to puff




busuk
rotten; bad; putrid

membusuk: to give out a strong bad odour
membusukkan: to disgrace or defame; to putrefy
kebusukan: decay; badness




busung
bloated; distended




busur
bow (for shooting arrows)




busut
molehill; anthill




buta
blind

buta huruf: illiterate
membuta: (1)to sleep soundly (2)to act blindly




butang
button




butir
(1)item; fact; point (2)numeral coefficient for small round objects




buyung
earthenware





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