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laba
profit




labah-labah
spider




labang
hard of hearing




labi-labi
river turtle




labu
gourd




labuci
sequin; spangle




labuh
(1)hanging down; long (of dress) (2)to anchor




labur
to invest




laci
drawer




lacur
indecent; obscene




lada
chillies; pepper




ladam
horseshoe




ladang
estate; farm; plantation




laden
to serve; to wait on




lading
(1)a type of broad and curved chopper (2)a dug-out canoe




lafaz
utterance




laga
clash; collide; fight




lagak
manner; conduct; behaviour; swank




lagang
to begin weaving




lagi
again; still; and; also; more; additional




lagi-lagi
again and again




lagipun
moreover; besides




lagu
song




lahad
niche for the corpse in a Muslim grave




lahap
(1)gluttonous; greedy (2)to eat greedily




lahar
lava




lahir
born




laici
lychee




laidaun
blade (e.g. of grass)




lain
other; different




lain-lainnya
etcetera; others




lajak
fast; outspoken




laju
fast




lajur
column (e.g. of troops)




lakar
to sketch; to outline




lakaran
a sketch




laki
husband




laki-laki
male




laknat
to damn; to curse; a curse




lakon
to act (in a play or film)




lakonan
an act; a play; a drama




laksa
a preparation of noodles




laksamana
admiral




laksana
to perform; to execute; to accomplish




laku
(1)to happen; to occur (2)marketable




lakur
fuse; blend




lala
a type of sea mollusc




lalah
to gobble




lalai
careless; negligent; indifferent




lalak
to yell




lalang
long-bladed grass




lalat
a fly (insect)




lali
immune




lalu
to pass; to make way; to elapse (of time)




lalu lintas
traffic




lalu-lalang
passing back and forth




laluan
passage




lalut
disjointed (of talk)




lama
old; a long time




lama-lama
finally




lama-lamaan
in the long run




lamar
to put forward; to propose




lamaran
proposal; application




lambai
to wave




lambak
disorderly heap




lambang
symbol; emblem;




lambat
slow; late




lambat-laun
sooner or later




lambuk
friable




lambung
(1)to lob; to toss up; to bounce up (2)bulwark




lamin
bridal dais




lampai
lanky; slim




lampan
tin mine




lampau
abysmal; extreme; excessive




lampin
napkin; diaper




lampir
to affix; to attach; to enclose




lampiran
attachment; enclosure; appendix




lampu
lamp




lampung
float




lamun
to day-dream




lamunan
a day-dream




lanar
alluvium




lanau
silt




lanca
rickshaw




lancang
(1)outspoken; cheeky (2)a swift-sailing yacht




lancar
fluent; smooth




lancip
tapered




lancong
to travel or tour




lancung
phoney; sham; false




lancur
to gush out




landa
to enter forcefully; to hit; to strike




landai
gently sloping




landak
porcupine; hedgehog




landas
base; foundation




landasan
rail




langah
to open widely




langak
to search




langau
bluebottle fly




langgai
the shell of leguminous seeds




langgan
to subscribe




langganan
subscription




langgar
to collide




langit
sky




langit-langit
canopy




langkah
a step




langkan
baluster




langkas
fall of the fruit; end of fruit season




langkau
to skip or omit




langkup
overturned or upside-down




langsai
to settle or clear (of debt)




langsing
slender; slim and graceful




langsir
curtain




langsuir
a female vampire




langsung
direct




lanjur
to expand




lanjut
continuous




lanjutan
continuation




lantai
floor




lantak
hammer




lantang
clarion; audible; loud




lantar
to put forward




lantas
forthwith; straight away




lantik
to appoint




lantikan
appointment




lantun
to bounce; to rebound




lantur
to digress; to deviate




lanun
pirate




lanyak
to trample




lap
to wipe; to mop




lapah
to skin; to devour




lapan
eight




lapang
spacious; roomy; open and wide; free (of time)




lapangan
(1)field (2)sphere of interest




lapangan terbang
airfield




lapar
hungry




lapik
underlayer; lining




lapis
layered




lapisan
layer; class




lapor
to report




laporan
a report




lapuk
mouldy; stale




lara
heartache; sorrow




laram
stylish; showy




larang
to prohibit; to forbid




larangan
prohibition




laras
barrel (e.g. of gun)




larat
able; dragging on




lari
to run




larik
to smoothen with a lathe; to carve




laris
in damand; marketable




larut
(1)dissolving; melting (2)late (of night)




lasak
durable




lasam
faded




lastik
catapult




lata
(1)to creep (2)cascade; waterfall




latah
to say or do something unconsciously out of shock or fright




latar
setting




latar belakang
background




latih
to train; to practise




latihan
training; practice;




latihan asas
basic training




latuk
a type of large knife curved at the top




lau burung
aviary




lauk
a cooked dish of fish, meat, etc




lauk-pauk
a variety of cooked dishes




laung
to shout; to call loudly




laungan
a shout; a loud cry




laut
sea




lautan
ocean




lawa
pretty; elegant




lawak
comedy




lawan
opponent; opposite




lawan dalam
infighting




lawat
to visit




lawatan
a visit




layak
qualified; fit; suitable; eligible; competent




layan
to serve (food); to entertain




layanan
hospitality; service




layang-layang
kite




layar
to sail; a sail




layu
wilted; withered




layur
to parch




lazat
delicious; tasty




lazim
habitual; usual




lebah
bee




lebam
bruise




lebar
wide; broad




lebarnya
width; breadth




lebat
dense (of foliage or hair); heavy (of rain)




lebih
more; extra




lebihan
excess




lebih kurang
approximately; more or less




lebih-lebih lagi
especially




lebuh
avenue




lebuhraya
highway




lebur
molten




lecah
muddy; sloppy




leceh
troublesome; worthless




lecek
mashed




lecet
footsore




lecur
blistered; scalded




ledak
to blow up with explosives




ledakan
explosion; detonation




lega
relieved (e.g. from pain, anxiety, discomfort)




legam
pitch; dark; deep (of colour)




legap
opaque




legar
to revolve




legeh
watershed




legup-legap
sound of heartbeat; throbbing sound




leher
neck




leka
lax; slack; not strict; absorbed; carried away




lekah
crack; groove; crevice (e.g. in wood)




lekang
not adhering; cracking (from heat)




lekap
to cuddle; to sit or lie close to; to stick to




lekar
stand for cooking pots




lekas
quickly; fast




lekat
to adhere; to stick




lekit
sticky




lekuk
hollow; concavity; dent




lekuk-lekak
bumpy




lekung
sunken




lelabah
spider




lelah
(1)tired; exhausted (2)asthma; wheezing




lelai
droop (of branch, coconut leaf, etc)




lelaki
male; man




lelangit
palate




lelap
asleep




lelas
abrasive




lelasan
abrasion




leleh
to trickle; to ooze




lelong
auction




lelopak
chamber holding cartridges (in a gun) or slides (in a projector)




leluasa
unlimited; uncontrolled; unrestrained




lelucon
humour




leluhur
ancestor




lelurah
gully




lemah
weak; feeble; frail




lemah gemalai
graceful




lemah hati
soft-hearted




lemah lembut
gentle; graceful




lemah semangat
weak-willed




lemak
fat; fatty




lemang
glutinous rice and coconut milk cooked in bamboo




lemas
suffocation (in smoke, gas or by drowning)




lembaga
(1)board; governing body (2)embryo; foetus




lembah
valley




lembap
moist; humid; damp




lembar
a strand; numeral coefficient for paper, thread




lembaran
sheet (of paper)




lembik
flaccid




lembing
javelin; spear




lembu
cow




lembung
inflatable




lembur
overtime




lembut
soft; gentle




lempang
to slap; to smack; to hit




lempar
to hurl; to fling




lempeng
a kind of cake; pancake




lempuk
a cake made from durian or jackfruit cooked with sugar




lempung
soft and light




lena
sound asleep




lencana
badge




lencong
to divert; to detour; to deviate




lencongan
a detour; a diversion; a deviation




lendap
a clot




lendir
mucus




lendung
to sag




lendut
sagging




lengah
to dilly-dally; to dawdle; to idle




lengan
arm; forearm




lengan baju
sleeve




lengang
desolate; deserted; uninhabited




lengas
moist; humid; clammy




lenggang
to swing the arms; to sway the head and body




lenggok
gait




lengkap
complete; equipped




lengkok
curve; bend; arc




lengkuas
a type of root resembling ginger




lengkung
curve; arc




lengkungan
curvature




lenguh
to moo




lengung
to brood




lentam-lentum
loud sound like that of a cannon




lentik
somewhat curved




lenting
to rebound; to spring back




lentok
to incline the head




lentuk
a bend




lentur
flexible; supple




lenyak
sound asleep




lenyap
to disappear; to vanish




lepa
plaster; mortar




lepak
(1)very white; fair (2)to sit in a lazy way




lepas
(1)after; past (2)to free




lepasan
a graduate or school-leaver




lepat
a type of cake steamed in banana leaves




leper
flat-surfaced




lepuh
blister




lepur
to die through suffocation in mud




lerai
to disengage; to break up




lereng
a slope




leret
too long and trailing




lesap
to disappear; to vanish




leset
feeling depressed




lesi
looking drawn and sickly




lesu
listless; drawn




lesung
rice mortar




letak
to place; to put; to lay




leter
to nag




leteran
chatter




letih
tired; weary




letup
to explode




letupan
explosion




letus
to erupt




lewat
late




liang
a hole; a burrow




liar
wild; uncivilized




liat
hard; firm




libat
to involve




libur
holiday




licik
cunning; crafty; shrewd




licin
smooth




lidah
tongue




lidas
itchy (of tongue) after eating sour fruit




lidi
vein of coconut palm frond




ligat
spinning fast




lihat
to look at




likat
thick and sticky




liku
meandering or winding course




lilin
candle; wax




lilit
to entwine




lilitan
circumference




lima
five




limau
orange; lime; lemon




limau gedang
grapefruit




limau nipis
lime




limbang
to pan (in search of gold ore)




limbungan
dockyard




limpa
spleen




limpah
to overflow




limpap
(1)in layers (2)excessive debt




linang
to flow (for tears or sweat)




lincah
nimble




lincir
smooth (in moving)




lindung
to take refuge or shelter




lindungan
haven; refuge




lingga
colossus




lingkar
a coil




lingkaran
a convolution; a coil




lingkung
to surround; to encircle




lingkungan
encirclement; enclosure; sphere




lingkup
cover




lintah
leech




lintang
horizontal




lintang-pukang
helter-skelter




lintas
to pass by; to cross




lipan
centipede




lipas
cockroach




lipat
to fold




lipatan
a fold




lipit
narrow hem




lipur
to comfort; to console




liput
to cover; to comprise




liputan
coverage; inclusion




lisan
oral; verbal




lisut
shrunken; soft




litar
circuit




litup
covered and concealed




liuk
to snake; to sway




liwat
sodomy




loba
grasping; greedy for money or possessions




lobak
radish




lobak merah
carrot




loceng
bell




lodak
sediment




lodeh
mixed vegetables cooked to pulp




logam
metal




logamaya
mirage




loghat
dialect; slang




lohong
hole




loji
industrial plant; factory; industrial site




lok
curve of a kris




lokek
mean; miserly; stingy




lolong
a loud cry; a howl




lombong
mine for extracting metal, coal, etc




lombong bijih
tin mine




lompang
vacant; empty; a vacuole; an air pocket




lompat
to jump; to leap




lompatan
a jump; a leap




lompat bergalah
pole vault




lompat jauh
long jump




lompat kijang
triple jump; hop, step and jump




lompat tinggi
high jump




loncat
to hop




loncatan
a hop




londeh
to slip off or drop (as for sarong)




long
a bottomless coffin




longgar
loose; diffuse




longgok
a heap or mass; a pile




longgokan
a heap




longkah
easily peeled off (e.g. flesh from the seed)




longkang
drain




longlai
swaying of body; weak




lonjak
to gambol; to jump about playfully




lonjakan
gamboling movement




lonjong
oval; ovoid




lontar
to throw; to hurl




lontong
a type of Malay food made of rice and gravy




lopak
puddle




lopong
agape; empty




lorek
stripe; band




lori
truck; lorry




lorong
lane; path




loteng
attic




lotong
black long-tailed monkey




loya
nausea




loyang
brass




luah
to eject; to spit out




luak
decreased in quantity




luang
free




luap
to boil over




luar
outside




luaran
exterior




luar bandar
rural




luar batas
off limit




luar biasa
extraordinary




luar dalam
inside out




luar negara
overseas; abroad




luar nikah
out of wedlock




luas
wide; broad




luat
to feel nauseated; to feel disgusted; to despise




lubang
hole




lubuk
gulf; deep part of a river




lucah
obscene; lewd




lucu
funny; comical




lucut
denude




ludah
saliva




luhur
majestic; noble




luka
wound; injury




lukah
fish trap




lukis
to draw




lukisan
drawing




luluh
crushed to powder




lulur
to gulp




lulus
to pass





lumang
to smear




lumas
to paint




lumat
fine (powdery)




lumayan
handsome (of amount); sufficient




lumba
to race




lumba-lumba
dolphin




lumpuh
paralysis; paralytic




lumpur
mud




lumrah
normal




lumur
to smear with fat during cooking




lumuran
a smear




lumut
moss; lichen




lunak
mellow; soft




lunas
(1)main point; source (2)keel




luncur
to glide




lundi
grub




lungkup
upside down




lungsur
to slide down




lunjur
to stretch out the legs




luntur
to discolour or fade




lupa
to forget




luput
expiry; termination of validity




lurah
valley; groove




luru
to dash




luruh
to drop




lurus
(1)straight (2)frank; honest




lurut
to rub; to smoothen with fingers




lusa
day after tomorrow




lusuh
worn out; faded




lut
penetrative




lutcahaya
translucent




lutsinar
transparent




lutut
knee




luyu
sleepy





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