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Kaabah
cubic black stone building in the mosque in Mecca




kabisat
leap year




kabu
cotton tree

kekabu: cotton tree




kabul
fulfil; grant

mengabulkan: to fulfil; to grant
terkabul: fulfilled; granted




kabung
mourn

berkabung: to mourn
perkabungan: mourning; expression of grief




kabur
blur; dim; unclear; vague

mengaburkan: to make blur
mengaburi: to make blur




kabus
mist




kabut
fog

berkabut: foggy
kelam-kabut: chaos; chaotic




kaca
glass




kacak
handsome; smart-looking




kacang
bean

kacang bendi: lady's fingers




kacau
(1) harass; disturb (2) stir

kacau-bilau: chaotic
kekacauan: disturbance
mengacau: (1) to harass; to disturb (2) to stir
mengacaukan: to stir; to mix
pengacau: trouble-maker; one who disturbs




kacip
nutcracker




kacuk
cross-bred

kacukan: offspring of cross-breed




kacung
mantis




kadam
sole of foot




kadang-kadang
sometimes

kadang kala: sometimes; now and then




kadar
rate; ratio; proportion

berkadar: proportional
sekadar: just; only




kadi
Muslim judge




kaduk
fool (of Malay folklore)




kaedah
method; procedure




kafan
shroud




kafilah
caravan; convoy of travellers




kafir
infidel; person with no religious faith

mengkafirkan: to consider as an infidel




kaget
startled

mengagetkan: to startle




kagum
impressive; amazing; astounding

mengagumi: to amaze; to astound
mengagumkan: to amaze; to astound




kahak
phlegm




kahwin
marry

kahwin lari: elope
mengahwini: to marry
mengahwinkan: to marry off
perkahwinan: marriage; wedding




kail
fishing-rod

mengail: to fish with a rod
pengail: angler; fisherman




kain
cloth




kais
scratch with the claws

mengais: to scratch with the claws




kait
(1) crochet; knit (2) metal hook (3) correlate

mengait: to knit; to crochet
kaitan: correlation; relationship; relevance
berkaitan: having a connection or correlation
mengaitkan: to connect; to associate; to correlate
perkaitan: connection




kajai
collar




kajang
awning; roofing (for boat or cart)




kaji
study

mengkaji: to study; to do research into
kajian: a study; analysis; scrutiny
mengaji: to read the Koran
pengajian: pursuit of knowledge; academic study
pengkajian: research
pengkaji: researcher




kaji bintang
astronomy




kaji bumi
geology




kaji cuaca
meteorology




kaji haiwan
zoology




kaji hayat
biology




kaji purba
archaeology




kaji selidik
survey or study




kaji tumbuhan
botany




kakak
elder sister




kakak ipar
sister-in-law




kakaktua
cockatoo; parrot




kakanda
elder brother or sister




kaki
(1) foot; leg (2) measure of length equal to one foot (12 inches)

kakisama: isosceles; having two sides equal (of triangle)
kakitangan: staff; personnel; employees




kaki ayam
barefoot




kaki bangku
one who cannot play football




kaki bola
one who loves football




kaki gaduh
trouble-maker




kaki judi
gambler




kaku
stiff

kaku lidah: tongue-tied




kala
length or period of time

kala jengking: scorpion
berkala: periodical




kalah
lose; defeated

kalah mati: knock-out system (in sporting competition)
kekalahan: a defeat
mengalah: to concede defeat
mengalahkan: to defeat




kalam
writing pen




kalang
transverse support




kalangan
circle or group with similar interests




kalau
if

kalau-kalau: maybe




kalbu
heart




kaldu
broth




kali
times; multiply

kali-kali: multiplication table
berkali-kali: repeatedly
sekali: once; at the same time; superlative
sekali imbas: glance
sekali-sekala: once in a while
sekalipun: although
sekalian: all




kalimantang
fluorescent light




kalimat
sentence; period




kalis
proof; able to withstand




kalis air
waterproof




kalis api
fireproof




kalis karat
rust-proof




kalis peluru
bullet-proof




kaloi
carp




kalung
necklace

mengalungkan: to garland
kalungan: a garland




kalut
muddle; confusion; disorder




kamar
room




kambing
goat

gembala kambing: goat-herd




kambus
engulf; cover

mengambus: to engulf; to cover
terkambus: covered with earth




kami
we; us




kamir
yeast




kampit
portable case; sack




kampung
village

berkampung: to assemble
perkampungan: a group of villages




kamu
you; your




kamus
dictionary




kanak-kanak
child




kanan
(1) right (2) senior




kancil
mousedeer




kancing
buckle; fastener

berkancing: to have a fastener
mengancing: to fasten
terkancing: fastened




kandang
cage; pen; fold

mengandang: to cage




kandas
(1) run aground (2) fail

terkandas: failed; stranded; aground




kandung
contain

mengandung: pregnant
kandungan: contents
mengandungi: to contain; to consist of; filled with




kangkang
straddle; astride

mengangkang: to straddle
terkangkang: with legs wide apart




kanji
starch

berkanji: starched; starchy
menganji: to starch




kanta
lens

kanta cekung: concave lens
kanta cembung: convex lens
kanta pembesar: magnifying lens




kantuk
sleepiness; drowsiness

mengantuk: sleepy; drowsy




kantung
pouch; purse




kanun
code of law




kapah
gasp; tremble




kapai
to flap the arms to stay afloat




kapak
axe

mengapak: to cut with an axe




kapal
ship

perkapalan: shipping




kapal angkasa
spaceship




kapal induk
mothership




kapal korek
dredge




kapal perang
battleship




kapal selam
submarine




kapal terbang
aeroplane




kapar
scattered; sprawled

berkaparan: scattered
terkapar: sprawled




kapas
cotton




kapit
flank; escort

mengapit: to flank; to escort
pengapit: bridesmaid
terkapit: flanked




kapuk
a type of cotton




kapung
afloat




kapur
lime; chalk

mengapuri: to white-wash




kara
all alone




karam
sink (of ship); submerge




karang
(1) coral (2) compose

batu karang: coral
mengarang: to compose
karangan: composition
pekarangan: front portion of house
pengarang: author




karat
(1) rust (2) carat

berkarat: rusty; to rust
karatan: rustiness




karau
churn




kardus
hardboard




kari
curry




karib
intimate




karkas
crabbed (of handwriting)




karung
sack




karut
nonsense; ridiculous

karut-marut: nonsense




karya
literary work; masterpiece

karyawan: writer




kasa
gauze




kasap
craggy; rugged




kasar
rough; crude; rude

kekasaran: coarseness; rudeness; roughness
mengasarkan: to make rough




kasi
(1) give (2) castrate

mengasi: to castrate




kasih
affection; love

kasih sayang: affection; love; fondness
kasihan: pity
berkasih-kasihan: to be in love with each other
kekasih: lover; sweetheart
mengasihani: to pity
mengasihi: to love someone
pengasih: lover
ubat pengasih: love spell




kasuari
ostrich




kasut
shoe




kata
word; say

kata hati: intuition
katakan: tell; say; suppose
katanya: he or she said
berkata-kata: to chatter
mengata: to gossip
mengatakan: to tell
memperkatakan: to talk; to discuss; about
perkataan: word
sekata: even




katak
frog




katik
small; short; stunted




katil
bed

katil bujang: single bed
katil kelamin: double bed




katuk
to knock; to tap




katung
float

terkatung-katung: floating




katup
(1) closely held (2) cover

berkatup: closed
terkatup: shut tight




kau
you (abbreviation of 'engkau')




kaum
community; group

perkauman: racial




kaus
hose




kaus kaki
footwear




kaut
scoop up




kawah
cauldron; large pan; crater




kawal
control; guard; check

berkawal: on guard
mengawal: to guard; to control; to watch
mengawali: to guard; to escort; to control
mengawal diri: to restrain oneself
pengawal: a guard; a controller
kawalan: state of being under control or under guard




kawan
friend; companion

berkawan: to be friends; to have friends
berkawan-kawan: in groups of friends
mengawani: to accompany




kawasan
area; region




kawat
cable; wire




kawat berduri
barbed wire




kaya
rich; wealthy

kaya anak: having many children
kaya raya: very rich
kekayaan: wealth
memperkayakan: to enrich
terkaya: richest




kayangan
fairyland; very beautiful place




kayap
shingles




kayu
wood

kayu-kayuan: wood; timber
kayu-kayan: wood; timber
kayu api: firewood
kayu balak: log
perkayuan: logging; timber industry
kayu manis: cinnamon




kayuh
row; paddle; pedal

berkayuh: to row; to paddle
mengayuh: to row; to paddle
pengayuh: an oar; a paddle; a pedal




kebal
impenetrable; immune; invulnerable; exempt

kekebalan: immunity




kebas
numb

kekebasan: numbness




kebil
to blink (of eyes)

terkebil-kebil: blinking (of eyes)




kebun
garden; plantation

berkebun: to do gardening; to do farming
pekebun: gardener; farmer
perkebunan: gardening; farming




kecai
shattered

berkecai: to shatter; shattered




kecam
criticise severely; reprimand

mengecam: to criticise severely; to reprimand
kecaman: criticism




kecamuk
causing to feel stunned or bewildered; furious (of combat)




kecap
taste; enjoy

mengecap: to taste; to enjoy




kecapi
lute




kecewa
disappointed; frustrated

kekecewaan: disappointment; frustration
mengecewakan: to disappoint; to frustrate




kecil
small

kecil hati: hurt (of feelings)
kecil-kecilan: small scale
memperkecilkan: to belittle




kecimpung
dabble; plunge in; splash; be involved; participate

berkecimpung: to dabble; to plunge in; to be involved; to participate




kecoh
uproar; outcry

kekecohan: uproar; outcry




kecuali
except; exempt

berkecuali: neutral
kekecualian: exception
mengecualikan: to exclude; to exempt
pengecualian: exemption




kecundang
defeated; beaten




kecur
mouth-watering




kecut
shrink; shrivel; contract

kecut hati: afraid
mengecutkan: to shrink
pengecut: coward




kedai
shop

berkedai: to be a shopkeeper
pekedai: shopkeeper




kedal
skin disease of hands and feet




kedang
outstretched (of limb)




kedap
impervious; sealed

kedap udara: airtight




kedek
waddle (like a duck)

terkedek-kedek: to waddle (like a duck)




kedekut
stingy




kedip
blink; twinkle; flicker




kedut
crease; wrinkle

kedutan: crease; wrinkle
berkedut: wrinkled
mengedutkan: to cause to be creased or wrinkled




kehel
sprain

terkehel: sprained




kejam
cruel

kekejaman: cruelty




kejang
cramp; inflexible; stiff

kekejangan: cramps




kejap
moment

sekejap: a moment
berkejap: to blink




kejar
chase

mengejar: to chase
berkejar-kejaran: to chase one another
terkejar-kejar: in a hurry




keji
despicable; contemptible

mengeji: to despise; to discredit




Kejora
Venus




keju
cheese




kejur
stiff




kejut
shock

terkejut: shocked
kejutan: great shock
mengejut: sudden
mengejutkan: to shock; to startle; to surprise




kekal
everlasting; eternal; permanent

berkekalan: to be everlasting; to be permanent
mengekalkan: to perpetuate




kekek
giggle; chortle

terkekek-kekek: to giggle; to chortle
mengekek: to giggle




kekang
bridle; means of restraint

kekangan: constraint; restriction




kekok
clumsy




kekuda
trestle




kelabu
grey




keladak
dregs; sediment




keladi
yam




kelah
picnic

berkelah: to picnic
perkelahan: a picnic




kelahi
quarrel

berkelahi: to quarrel
perkelahian: a quarrel




kelak
soon after




kelakar
funny; antic; joke

berkelakar: to joke; to jest




kelalang
earthenware pitcher; flask




kelam
dusky; gloomy; dim

kelam-kabut: chaotic
kekelaman: gloom




kelambu
mosquito-net




kelamin
couple

sekelamin: a pair; a couple




kelamun
daydream

mengelamun: to daydream




kelana
wanderer

berkelana: to wander




kelangkang
crotch; groin




kelapa
coconut

kelapa kering: copra




kelapa sawit
oil palm




kelar
(1) nick; small cut (2) segment of centipede




kelasi
sailor




kelat
bitterish in taste




kelawar
bat (animal)




keldai
ass; donkey




kelecek
dribble (in football)

mengelecek: to dribble (in football)




keledek
sweet potato




kelek-kelek
armrest




kelemayar
glow-worm




kelemayuh
gangrene




kelemumur
dandruff




kelengkeng
little finger




kelenjar
gland




kelentang
clanking sound




kelenting
clanging noise




kelentong
(1) to bluff (2) hawker's rattle




kelentit
clitoris




kelepet
lapel




kelepur
flutter

mengelepur: to flutter




keletah
coquettish




keli
river catfish




keliar
to gallivant; to prowl




kelibat
double-headed paddle




kelicap
sun-bird




kelikir
gravel; rattan ring




keliling
around

berkeliling: around
mengelilingi: to encircle; to surround; to go around; to encompass
pekeliling: circular
sekeliling: surrounding




kelim
hem (of cloth); seam




kelinci
hare




kelip
blink; twinkle; wink

berkelip-kelip: to blink; to twinkle; to wink
sekelip mata: in a wink




kelip-kelip
firefly




keliru
puzzled; confused; bewildered

kekeliruan: confusion; bewilderment
mengelirukan: to confuse; puzzling; to bewilder
terkeliru: puzzled; confused; bewildered




kelmarin
day before yesterday




kelok
crook; bend; curve

berkelok: bent; curved




kelola
organise

mengelola: to organise; to manage
kelolaan: management
mengelolakan: to organise
pengelola: organiser
pengelolaan: organisation; supervision




kelompok
batch; cluster; group

berkelompok-kelompok: in groups; in clusters
mengelompokkan: to put into groups




kelompong
part of telephone on which the receiver rests




kelonet
measly; meagre




kelong
fish tunnel net




kelongsong
leaf or paper cone used as container or wrapper




kelontong
haberdashery




kelopak
sepal; calyx

kelopak bunga: sepal; calyx
kelopak mata: eyelid




kelu
speechless




keluang
flying fox




keluar
go out; exit

keluaran: publication; product; made in
mengeluarkan: to bring out; to publish; to produce
pengeluar: producer
pengeluaran: production
terkeluar: excluded; expressed




keluarga
family

berkeluarga: having a family
kekeluargaan: family; kinship




kelubung
veil; hood

berkelubung: veiled; hooded




keluh
sigh

keluhan: a sigh; a moan
berkeluh-kesah: to moan
mengeluh: to moan; to sigh




keluk
curve; bend

berkeluk-keluk: winding




keluli
steel




kelumit
morsel; very small amount




kelupas
peel off

mengelupas: to peel off; to come off




kemala
bezoar




kemanakan
nephew; niece




kemarau
drought




kemaruk
rapacious; ravenous; very hungry or greedy




kemas
orderly; neat; tidy

kemaskini: update
berkemas: to pack; to clear away
mengemaskan: to arrange; to tidy up; to pack
mengemaskinikan: to update




kematu
corn (hardened area of skin)




kembali
return; over again

mengembalikan: to return something
pengembalian: restoration




kemban
cloth tied above the bosom

berkemban: to tie the cloth (sarong) above the bosom




kembang
expand; enlarge; blossom

berkembang: to expand; to enlarge; to blossom
mengembangkan: to develop; to cause to expand
memperkembangkan: to develop; to cause to expand
perkembangan: development




kembar
twin




kembara
explore; wander

mengembara: to explore; to wander
pengembara: explorer; wanderer
pengembaraan: exploration; adventure




kembiri
castrate




kemboja
frangipani




kembu
creel; angler's basket




kembung
flatulent; distended from pressure within




kemeja
shirt




kemelut
crucial or critical; crisis; emergency




kemenyan
incense




kemik
dent; dented




kemis
beg

mengemis: to beg
pengemis: beggar




kempas-kempis
inflate and deflate




kempis
shrink

mengempiskan: to deflate




kempunan
longing for




kemudi
helm; rudder

mengemudikan: to steer
pengemudi: helmsman




kemudian
then; later; afterwards

mengemudiankan: to postpone; to delay
terkemudian: last




kemuncak
peak; summit




kemuncup
love grass




kena
incur; strike; touch

kena-mengena: connection; relation
berkenaan: in connection with; in relation to
mengenai: in connection with; regarding
mengenakan: to impose
terkena: affected; tricked




kenal
know; recognise

kenalan: acquaintance
berkenalan: having acquaintance with
mengenal: to know; to recognise
mengenali: to know; to recognise; to identify
memperkenalkan: to introduce
pengenalan: identification; introduction
perkenalan: acquaintance
terkenal: famous; well-known




kenan
agree; assent

berkenan: to agree; to assent
memperkenankan: to approve
perkenan: approval; consent




kenang
recall

mengenang: to recall
kenang-kenangan: souvenir; reminiscence
kenangan: memory; remembrance; nostalgia
mengenangkan: to recall
terkenang: reminiscent




kenapa
why




kencang
boisterous; strong (of wind)




kencing
urine




kencing manis
diabetes mellitus




kendali
conduct; manage; operate; hold the reins

mengendalikan: to manage; to conduct; to operate; to handle; to hold the reins
kendalian: operation; management




kendati
although




kenderaan
vehicle




kendi
(1) cylindrical glass or earthenware jar (2) curlew




kendong
carry something in the folds of a sarong

mengendong: to carry something in the folds of a sarong




kendur
loose; slack; not taut

mengendur: to slacken; to sag
mengendurkan: to slacken; to loosen




kenduri
a feast




kengkang
to walk with legs wide apart




kening
eyebrow




kenit
tiny; midget; dwarf




kental
thick (of fluid)




kentang
potato




kentut
flatulence

terkentut: passed flatus




kenyal
pliable; elastic




kenyang
sated (with food)

kekenyangan: fullness (of stomach)
mengenyangkan: to satiate




kenyit
wink; blink

mengenyit: to wink; to blink




kepada
to (person)




kepah
mussel




kepak
wing

berkepak: winged
berkepak-kepak: to flap (for wings)




kepal
lump




kepalan
lump




kepala
(1) head (2) chief person

kepala angin: moody
mengepalai: to be the leader




kepalang
little




keparat
non-believer




kepialu
typhoid




kepil
attach




keping
piece; sheet

kepingan: pieces; sheet
berkeping-keping: in pieces; fragmented




kepit
(1) fasten with a clip (2) a clip (3) hold under the arm

mengepit: (1) to fasten with a clip (2) to hold under the arm




kepiting
soft-shelled crab




kepompong
chrysalis; pupa




kepuk
rice barn




kepul
thick puff (e.g.of smoke)

kepulan: a cloud of smoke




kepung
besiege

berkepung: to besiege
kepungan: siege; blockade
mengepung: to besiege
pengepungan: siege; blockade
terkepung: besieged; surrounded




kera
monkey




kerabat
kinship; relatives




kerah
call up (into the armed forces)

mengerahkan: to call up (into the armed forces)
kerahan: conscription




keraian
festival; entertainment




kerak
crust (e.g of bread)




kerakal
pebble




keramat
one having supernatural powers




kerambit
small sickle with curved end




keran
faucet; tap




kerana
because; for the sake of




keranda
coffin; casket




kerang
cockle; shellfish




kerangka
framework; chassis; carcass; draft




kerani
clerk




keranjang
crate; basket




kerap
frequent; close (of texture)

kekerapan: frequency




keras
hard; firm; harsh; stiff; loud

berkeras: to act harshly; stubborn
kekerasan: force; power; might
mengeraskan: to harden; to make loud
keras hati: stubborn; indomitable




kerat
cut; incise

mengerat: to cut; to incise
keratan: a slice; a piece
keratan akhbar: news clip




kerawang
fretwork




kerawit
pin-worm

cacing kerawit: pin-worm




kerbau
buffalo

kerbau pendek: pig




kerdil
(1) cretinous; dwarfish (2) cretin; dwarf




kerdip
twinkle; wink




kerek
apparatus for hoisting things




kerekot
twisted




kerenah
whim; caprice




kerengga
red ant




kerepek
fried chips of banana, tapioca, sweet potato, etc.




kereta
car; carriage

keretapi: train
kereta sorong: wheelbarrow
kereta jenazah: hearse




keretek
a type of cigarette containing tobacco and cloves




keria
crane (bird)




kericau
chirp




kerikil
pebble




kering
dry

kering-kontang: parched; arid
kekeringan: dryness
mengeringkan: to dry something
pengering rambut: hair dryer




keringat
sweat

berkeringat: to sweat; sweating




kerinting
frizzy; a perm or artificial wave in the hair




kerip
nip with the front teeth




keris
Malay dagger




kerisik
(1) dry old banana fronds (2) rustling of dry leaves




keriting
curly

mengeritingkan: to curl




kerja
work

kerjasama: cooperation
bekerja: to work; working
bekerjasama: to cooperate
pekerja: worker
pekerjaan: occupation; work
kerjatangan: handiwork; handicraft




kerjaya
career




kerkah
crunch noisily with the teeth




kerkap
a crunching sound




kerlap
a short nap




kerling
glance sideways briefly

mengerling: to glance sideways briefly
kerlingan: a brief glance




kerlip
flicker; wink

kerlipan: a flicker




kernyih
grin




keroncong
(1) a kind of traditional Malay music (2) rumbling sound from hungry stomach

keroncongan: a type of plant




kerongkong
throat

kerongkongan: throat




kerongsang
brooch




keropok
crackers or chips (usually made from shrimps)




kersang
barren; dry




kersik
grit




kertak
gnash or grind (one's teeth)




kertas
paper




kertau
mulberry




keruan
certain; definite




kerubung
swarm




kerudung
cowl




keruh
cloudy (of liquid); turbid

kekeruhan: turbidity




kerumun
besiege; throng; swarm

berkerumun: to besiege; to throng; to swarm
mengerumuni: to crowd around; to swarm; to besiege




keruping
scab; crust or clotted blood on a wound




kerusi
chair

kerusi roda: wheelchair
pengerusi: chairman
mempengerusikan: to chair




kerut
frown

kerutan: wrinkle
berkerut: wrinkled; to frown
mengerutkan: to frown




kerutu
rough to the touch




kesah
restless




kesahan
authenticity; legality; legitimacy




kesak
move on slowly




kesal
regretable; deplorable; regret




kesan
(1) effect; impression (2) indelible (of a mark)

kesan jari: fingerprint
kesan sampingan: side effect
berkesan: effective
keberkesanan: effectiveness
mengesan: to track down




kesat
(1) abusive; crude-mannered (2) coarse or rough in texture

mengesat: to wipe
mengesatkan: to make rough
pengesat kaki: doormat




kesatria
warrior




kesot
drag

berkesot: to drag
mengesot: to drag




ketak
cackle (of hens)




ketam
(1) crab (2) reap or harvest (3) plane (of wood)

mengetam: (1) to reap or harvest (2) to plane (of wood)




ketap
(1) clench; grit (2) plain; evident




ketar
doddery; trembling



ketara
conspicuous; obvious




ketat
tight; taut

mengetatkan: to tighten
memperketatkan: to tighten; to make more strict




ketawa
laugh; laughter

mengetawakan: to laugh it out




ketemu
meet




ketiak
armpit




ketik
clack (short sharp sound)




ketika
juncture; point of time; moment; when

seketika: a moment




keting
part of the leg just above the heel




ketingting
hopscotch




ketip
sting of a mosquito bite; pinch




ketitir
turtle-dove




ketua
chief; leader; headman

mengetuai: to lead; to head
pengetua: principal




ketuhar
oven




ketuk
knock

berketuk: to crow like a rooster; to rap (of engine)
mengetuk: to knock; to strike
ketukan: a knock




ketul
a lump

seketul: a lump
berketul-ketul: lumpy




ketumbar
coriander




ketumbit
stye




ketupat
cooked rice packed in palm leaves



khabar
news

khabarnya: it is said
mengkhabarkan: to inform




khadam
household servant; subordinate assistant




khalayak
creature; mankind; God's creations




khalifah
caliph




khalwat
state of an unmarried couple being together in seclusion




Khamis
Thursday




khas
special




khasiat
nutrient

berkhasiat: nutritious




khat
hand-writing




khatam
end; conclude; complete




khatan
circumcision

mengkhatankan: to circumcise




khatib
preacher in mosque




khatulistiwa
equator




khayal
daydream; fantasy; imagination

berkhayal: to daydream; to fantasise
khayalan: daydream; fantasy; imagination
mengkhayalkan: to fantasise




khazanah
treasury




khemah
camp; tent

berkhemah: to camp
perkhemahan: camping




khianat
betrayal; treachery

mengkhianat: to betray
mengkhianati: to betray
pengkhianat: traitor
pengkhianatan: betrayal; treachery




khidmat
serve; work

berkhidmat: to serve; to work
perkhidmatan: service




khilaf
blunder; mistake




khuatir
worried; afraid




khunsa
hermaphrodite




khusus
special; specific; exclusive

mengkhusus: to specialise
mengkhususkan: to make special
pengkhususan: specialisation




khusyuk
(1) engrossed (2) humility




khutbah
sermon

berkhutbah: to deliver a sermon
pengkhutbah: preacher




kial
struggling; having difficulty

terkial-kial: to struggle; to have difficulty




kiamat
doomsday; day of judgement




kiambang
water-lily




kian
this much

sekian: that's all




kias
analogy

mengias: to hint at
mengiaskan: to make an analogy




kibar
fly (of flag)

berkibar: to fly (a flag)
mengibarkan: to wave or fly (a flag)




kibas
fan vigorously; flap

mengibaskan: to fan vigorously; to flap




kiblat
direction of Mecca




kicap
ketchup




kicau
chirp

berkicau: to chirp
kicauan: a bird's chirp




kidal
left-handed




kijang
deer




kikir
(1) stingy (2) a file (for smoothening things)




kikis
scrape off

mengikis: to scrape off




kilan
dissatisfied; discontented

terkilan: dissatisfied; discontented




kilang
(1) factory (2) gland

mengilang: to manufacture; to produce
perkilangan: manufacturing




kilap
lustrous

kilapan: lustre




kilat
(1) lightning (2) brightness; shine

berkilat: to shine; to flash
berkilat-kilat: shining; glittering; glossy
mengilatkan: to polish; to make shiny
pengilat: polishing wax




kilau
glossy; sparkling; glittering

berkilau-kilau: to sparkle; to glitter
kilau-kamilau: glossy
kilauan: gloss; luminosity; sparkle; glitter




kili-kili
spool




kilir
sharpener; strop

mengilir: to sharpen




kimia
chemistry




kimpal
solid

kimpalan: welding




kincir
water-wheel or wind-mill; spool; reel

kincir air: water-wheel
kincir angin: windmill




kini
now




kipas
a fan

mengipas: to fan




kira
(1) calculate; compute; count (2) regard as; suppose

kira-kira: (1) approximately (2) arithmetic
kiraan: calculation
kiranya: in case; if
berkira: calculated
mengira: to calculate; to count; to compute
mengira-ngira: to estimate
pengiraan: act of counting; calculation; estimation




kirai
shake out; winnow (rice)




kiri
left




kirim
send

berkirim: to send
kiriman: something that is sent; consignment
mengirimkan: to send
pengiriman: shipment; delivery
pengirim: sender




kisah
story

mengisahkan: to narrate
pengisahan: narration




kisar
rotate; revolve

berkisar: to revolve; to rotate
mengisarkan: to grind; to grate
pengisaran: rotation; gyration; grinding




kismis
raisin




kita
we; us




kitab
book




kitar
surrounding

sekitar: surrounding




kitaran
cycle of events




kobar
ardent; full of enthusiasm; flare up

berkobar: to flare up




kocak
agitate; shake briskly; stir

berkocak: agitated; stirred
kocakan: agitation
mengocak-ngocakkan: to agitate




kocek
pocket




kocok
to shake; to mix; to incite




kodi
a score (twenty)




kodok
frog




kohong
fetid; stinking




kokok
crow

berkokok: to crow




kolah
square stone or cement water tank




kolam
pond




kole
mug




kolek
canoe




kolot
old-fashioned; out-of-date




kompang
shallow drum




komplot
conspiracy

komplotan: conspiracy




kongkong
pillory




kongsi
association; partnership

berkongsi: to enter into a partnership
perkongsian: partnership




konon
it is said




kontang
dry; parched




konyong
abrupt; sudden; curt

sekonyong-konyong: sudden; abrupt; curt




kopak
dilapidated; in disrepair

kopak-kapik: dilapidated; in disrepair
mengopak: to break open




kopek
peel

mengopek: to peel
terkopek: peeled off




kopi
coffee




kopiah
Malay cap




korban
sacrifice

berkorban: to offer as sacrifice
mengorbankan: to sacrifice
terkorban: killed
pengorbanan: a sacrifice




korek
dig

mengorek: to dig
pengorek: excavator; spade; digger




korok
a burrow




kosong
empty; vacant

kekosongan: emptiness; vacancy
mengosongkan: to empty; to vacate




kota
fort; city

mengotakan: to fortify




kotak
box




kotor
dirty

kekotoran: dirtiness
mengotorkan: to dirty
pengotor: a dirty person
kotoran: dirt




koyak
tear; torn

mengoyakkan: to tear
terkoyak: torn




ku
I; me (abbreviation of 'aku')




kuaci
dried melon seed




kuah
gravy




kuak
croak; bellow

menguak: to croak: to bellow




kuala
estuary; confluence of rivers




kuali
frying-pan




kuap
yawn

menguap: to yawn
terkuap-kuap: yawning repeatedly




kuasa
power; authority; strength

berkuasa: having the power or authority
menguasai: to dominate; to manage
kekuasaan: power




kuat
strong

kekuatan: strength; power
menguatkan: to strengthen




kuatkuasa
enforce; authority

berkuatkuasa: to be in effect; to be enforced
menguatkuasakan: to enforce; to implement; to impose
penguatkuasa: enforcement officer
penguatkuasaan: enforcement




kubah
dome




kubang
mud-hole

berkubang: to wallow




kubis
cabbage




kubu
fortress




kubung
lemur




kubur
grave

menguburkan: to bury (the dead)
perkuburan: graveyard




kucai
chive (vegetable)




kucar-kacir
in complete confusion




kucing
cat




kucup
kiss

mengucup: to kiss
kucupan: a kiss




kuda
horse

kuda lumba: race-horse
kuda padi: short-legged horse for riding
memperkuda: to use as a horse; to exploit




kuda belang
zebra




kuda-kuda
trestle; easel




kudap
snack

kudapan: snack




kudis
skin sore




kudrat
God's might




kudung
maimed




kudup
bud




kudus
holy; sacred; blessed




kugiran
musical group




kuih
cake; cookie




kuil
temple




kuinin
quinine




kuis
kick aside; shove

menguiskan: to kick aside; to shove




kuit
touch with the fingertips




kuku
nail; claw




kukuh
strong; firm

mengukuhkan: to strengthen




kukur
grater; scraper

mengukur: to grate; to scrape
pengukur: grater; scraper




kukus
steam

mengukus: to steam




kulai
droop; dangle

terkulai: drooping; dangling




kulapuk
mildew




kulat
fungus; mushroom




kuli
unskilled labourer

berkuli: to work as a labourer




kuliah
lecture




kulit
skin

menguliti: to peel; to skin




kulum
suck (keep in the mouth)

mengulum: to suck (keep in the mouth)




kulup
foreskin




kumai
moulding




kuman
germ




kumandang
echo




kumat-kamit
mumble

terkumat-kamit: mumbling




kumbang
beetle




kumis
moustache




kumparan
bobbin




kumpul
gather; collect; assemble

berkumpul: to gather; to assemble
kumpulan: group; collection
mengumpulkan: to collect
pengumpul: collector
perkumpulan: association; union; assembly
sekumpulan: a group




kumuh
excrete




kumur
gargle

berkumur: to gargle




kunang-kunang
firefly




kunci
key; lock

mengunci: to lock
menguncikan: to lock; to fasten




kuncup
close; contract

menguncup: to contract
menguncupkan: to close; to furl
terkuncup: furled




kundang
a page boy




kundur
wax-gourd




kuning
yellow

kekuningan: yellowish
menguning: to turn yellow; to ripen




kunjung
visit

berkunjung: to visit
kunjungan: a visit
mengunjungi: to visit
pengunjung: visitor; tourist




kuno
ancient; old-fashioned




kuntum
flower bud

sekuntum: a flower




kunyah
chew

mengunyah: to chew




kunyit
turmeric




kupang
an old type of coin




kupas
peel; analyse

mengupas: to peel; to analyse
kupasan: analysis




kuping
ear; scab




kupu-kupu
butterfly




kura-kura
tortoise




kurang
less; insufficient; deficient

kurang-kurang: less
berkurangan: lacking
kekurangan: shortage; lack; deficit
mengurangkan: to reduce
sekurang-kurangnya: at least




kurap
ringworm




kurma
(1) a date (fruit) (2) a spicy dish




kurnia
bestow; award

mengurniai: to award; to bestow
mengurniakan: to award; to bestow
pengurniaan: bestowal; awarding




kursus
course (of study)

berkursus: to attend a course




kurun
century




kurung
confine; imprison

kurungan: (1) prison; cage; coop (2) bracket (in writing)
berkurung: confined; imprisoned
mengurung: to confine; to imprison




kurus
thin; lean

kurus kering: emaciated




kusam
matt or dull (of a surface)




kusta
leprosy




kusut
dishevelled; ruffled; tangled; kinky

kekusutan: confusion; complication
mengusutkan: to entangle; to perplex; to confuse




kutak
shake violently




kutang
bodice; brassiere




kutip
(1) pick; collect (2) cite; quote

mengutip: (1) to pick; to collect (2) to cite; to quote
kutipan: citation; quotation




kutu
louse; flea




kutub
pole (of earth's axis or magnet)




kutuk
curse; condemn

kutukan: anathema; a curse; condemnation
mengutuk: to curse; to condemn
terkutuk: cursed; damned




kuyu
dewy-eyed; sad




kuyup
drenched





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