Dr Bhanot's Malay-English Cyber-Dictionary
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nabi
prophet




nada
tone; intonation




nadi
pulse




nafas
breath

bernafas: to breathe
pernafasan: respiration




nafi
deny

menafikan: to deny
penafian: denial




nafkah
maintenance; livelihood; subsistence; alimony




nafsu
lust; intense desire




naga
dragon




nahas
mishap; misfortune; disaster




nahu
grammar




naib
deputy




naik
ascend; rise; climb; ride

naik angin: bad mood
naik darah: bad temper
naik gila: driven mad
kenaikan: an increase; a rise
menaiki: to climb on; to ride on or in
menaikkan: to raise




najis
excrement; faeces; filth




nak
want




nakal
naughty

kenakalan: naughtiness




nakhoda
captain




naluri
instinct




nama
(1) name (2) reputation

nama samaran: pseudonym
nama timang-timangan: nickname
bernama: named
menamai: to name
menamakan: to name
kenamaan: respectable; noble
penama: person who nominates
ternama: famous
namaan: nominal; in name only




nampak
catch sight of; see

nampaknya: it seems; apparently
menampakkan: to display
ternampak: visible; seen




namun
yet; still




nanah
pus




nanas
pineapple




nangka
jackfruit




nanti
wait; later

menanti: to wait for
menantikan: to wait for
penantian: a state of waiting
ternanti-nanti: keep waiting with hope




nasab
lineage of ancestors or descendants




nasi
cooked rice




nasib
chance; luck; fate; destiny

bernasib baik: lucky




nasihat
advice

menasihati: to advise
menasihatkan: to advise
penasihat: adviser




naskhah
copy (of a book, etc); manuscript




Nasrani
Christian; Eurasian




natijah
result; consequence; conclusion




naung
aegis; patronage

naungan: protection; shade; shelter; patronage
bernaung: sheltered; shaded
menaungi: to shelter; to shade; to protect
penaung: patron; guardian; protector




nazak
moribund




nazar
vow

menazarkan: to vow
bernazar: to vow




nazir
school inspector




negara
country; kingdom

negarawan: statesman
memiliknegarakan: nationalise
pemiliknegaraan: nationalisation




negeri
country; state

kenegerian: state consciousness




nekad
determined




nelayan
fisherman




nenek
grandmother

nenenda: grandmother (usually in letter-writing)




neraca
a kind of weighing apparatus with hanging pans




neraka
hell




nescaya
certainly




nganga
open the mouth wide

menganga: to open the mouth wide
mengangakan: to open the mouth wide
ternganga: wide open




ngeri
appalling; eerie; horrifying; terrible

mengerikan: frightening; terrifying




ngiang
buzzing sound (in the mind)




ngiau
mew (of a cat)

mengiau: to mew (of a cat)




ngilu
gnawing pain




nguak
bray like a donkey




niaga
trade

berniaga: to trade
memperniagakan: to trade; to barter
peniaga: trader
perniagaan: a business or trade




niat
intention; wish

berniat: to have an intention
terniat: intended




nikah
marriage

bernikah: married
menikahi: to marry
menikahkan: to give in marriage
pernikahan: marriage; wedding




nikmat
enjoyment; pleasure; bliss

kenikmatan: pleasure; enjoyment; comfort; delight
menikmati: to enjoy




nila
blue dye; indigo




nilai
value

bernilai: valued; worth
menilaikan: to evaluate or assess
penilaian: assessment; evaluation




nilam
sapphire




nipah
a type of palm




nipis
thin




nirinsani
dehumanize




nirwana
state of perfect bliss




nisan
gravestone




nisbah
ratio




niskala
having no material or physical substance; abstract




nista
insult; abuse




nobat
Malay royal band




noda
spot of dirt; stain

menodai: to stain; to disgrace
ternoda: stained




noktah
full stop




nombor
number

nombor ganjil: odd number
nombor genap: even number
bernombor: numbered




nona
miss; maam

buah nona: sweet-sop




nota
note




November
November




nujum
prophet; fortune-teller




nusa
motherland; fatherland




Nusantara
Malay archipelago




nya
his; her; its




nyah
go away!; get away!




nyahcas
release the electric charge of




nyahjangkit
disinfect




nyahpecutan
deceleration




nyala
flame

bernyala: ignited
menyala: to flare up; to ignite
menyalakan: to kindle
nyalaan: ignition




nyaman
fresh; pleasant (of atmosphere, food)

menyamankan: to refresh; to enliven
penyaman udara: air-conditioner




nyamuk
mosquito




nyanyi
singing

nyanyian: singing
bernyanyi: to sing
menyanyi: to sing
menyanyikan: to sing for
penyanyi: singer




nyanyuk
dotage; senility with feeble mind




nyaring
piercing and shrill (of sound)




nyaris
almost; nearly




nyata
apparent; evident; clear; concrete

kenyataan: notice; statement
menyatakan: to state
penyata: statement; report
pernyataan: explanation; statement; announcement
ternyata: obvious; clear; defined




nyawa
life

bernyawa: alive; living; animate
persenyawaan: fertilisation



nyenyak
sound asleep




nyiru
triangular tray made from bamboo




nyiur
coconut




nyonya
term used for married Chinese lady




nyunyut
suck





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