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saat
second (time); moment




saban
every




sabar
patient; calm




sabda
saying; verbal expression




sabit
sickle




Sabtu
Saturday




sabun
soap




sabung
to fight (of cocks)




sabungan
cock-fighting




sabung-menyabung
flashing (of lighting)




sabut
husk




sadai
stranded; beached (of boat)




sadap
to tap a palm tree for its juice




saderi
celery




sadur
metallic plating or coating




saga
a type of red seed




sagat
to grate; to scrape




sagu
sago




sah
authentic; genuine; legal




sahabat
friend




sahaja
only; merely; just




saham
a share




sahih
true; valid; sure; certain




sahsiah
personality




sahur
pre-dawn meal in the Muslim fasting month




sahut
to answer a call




sahutan
an answer; a response




saing
compete; companion

bersaing: to compete; in the company of; side by side
pesaing: competitor; rival
saingan: competition; rivalry
menyaingi: to compete with; to rival; to accompany




sajak
poem




saji
to serve (food)




sajian
a dish




sakat
to make fun of; to tease




saki-baki
remainder; balance




sakit
ill; pain; painful




sakit hati
annoyed




saksama
just; impartial; fair




saksi
witness




sakti
supernatural power




saku
pocket




salah
(1)wrong (2)guilty; at fault




salai
to roast; to dry over a fire




salak
to bark




salam
peace; greetings




salang
a method of execution




salangkan
even if




salasilah
genealogy; pedigree




salib
cross for crucifixion




salih
pious; virtuous




salin
(1)to change clothes (2)to give birth




salinan
a copy




saling
mutual




salir
to flow off; to drain away




saliran
drainage




salji
snow




salur
to lead or channel into




saluran
a channel




salur darah
blood vessel




salur kencing
urethra




salur mani
vas deferens




salur nadi
artery




salut
to coat; to enwrap




salut bunga
calyx




sama
same; together




samak
tannin




samar
dim; vague; obscure




sambal
spicy condiment




sambar
to swoop down and seize; to snatch




sambil
while; simultaneously




sambilan
part-time; subsidiary




sambil lalu
incidentally; by the way




sambung
to fasten or join together; to continue




sambungan
continuation; connection; extension




sambut
to welcome; to receive; to celebrate or observe




sambutan
reception; welcome; response; celebration




sami
Buddhist monk




sampah
rubbish; garbage; litter




sampah sarap
garbage of all sorts




sampai
(1)to reach; to arrive (2)till; until




sampai hati
to have the heart to do something




sampan
small boat




samping
side; flank




sampingan
a by product




sampuk
to interfere; to interrupt; to intervene




sampul
envelope; wrapper; cover




samseng
gangster; hooligan




samudera
ocean; sea




samun
to rob




sana
there




sanak saudara
relatives




sandang
shoulder-strap




sandar
to lean on; to rely on; to depend on




sandar-menyandar
to depend on one another




sandaran
prop; support; maintenance




sanding
near; close; adjacent




sandiwara
stageplay; concert




sang
honorific epithet




sangat
very; extremely




sangga
to support




sanggah-menyanggah
to oppose; to protest against




sanggama
union; confederation




sanggul
coiffure; knot of hair




sanggup
willing; ready; able; capable




sangka
to presume; to expect; to guess




sangkaan
presumption; conjecture; guess; imagination; expectation




sangkak
to hinder; to obstruct; to impede




sangkal
(1)to deny (2)handle (of hammer)




sangkalan
denial




sangkar
cage




sangkut
stuck; attached




sangkut-paut
involved; implicated




sangsi
to doubt; to be suspicious




sanjung
to praise; to flatter; to adulate




sanjungan
flattery; adulation




santai
relaxation




santan
coconut milk




santap
to eat and drink (of royalty); to dine




santapan
food; dishes; meal




santun
well-mannered




sanubari
heart; emotions




sapa
to greet; to speak to; to address




sapaan
greeting; salutation




sapi
cow or bull




sapu
to wipe; to sweep; to rub gently




sapu tangan
handkerchief




sara
pension; allowance




sara hidup
livelihood




saraf
nerve




saran
to suggest; to propose




saranan
suggestion; proposal; propaganda




sarang
nest; web




sarap
to have breakfast




sarapan
breakfast




sarat
heavily loaded




saribunga
corolla; petals




saring
to filter; to refine; to sift; to sieve; to purify




saringan
refinement; preliminary rounds of contest




sarjana
scholar




sarjana muda
bachelor's degree




sarung
sarong; sheath; cover; wrapper




sasa
strong; sturdy




sasar
eccentric; odd; confused; crazy




sasaran
target




sastera
literature




sasterawan
male scholar




sasterawati
female scholar




sasul
overshot; gone too far




satah
plane; flat; level




satu
one




satu-satu
one by one




satu-satunya
the only one




saudagar
merchant; trader




saudara
brother or sister; relative; comrade




saudara-mara
relatives in general




saudari
female relative or friend




sauh
anchor




saujana
spacious; extensive




sauk
a scoop




sawah
rice-field




sawan
fits; epilepsy




sawang
cobweb




sawat
belt




saya
I; my; me




sayang
love; affection




sayap
wing




sayat
to slice




sayu
sad; melancholic




sayup
very faintly visible or audible




sayup-sayup
vague; indistinct




sayur
vegetable




sayur-sayuran
variety of vegetables




sayur-mayur
variety of vegetables




se
one; same; a; an




sebab
reason; cause; because




sebab-musabab
reason




sebak
to shed tears; choked




sebal
resentful; disillusioned; dissatisfied




sebar
to spread; to distribute; to disseminate




sebaran
seed




sebat
to whip; to cane; to steal




sebatan
whipping; caning




sebaya
similar (of age, looks)




seberang
opposite side (of river, road); across




sebu
choked (of nose); full (of stomach)




sebut
to utter; to mention; to say; to pronounce




sebutan
expression; utterance; pronunciation




sedak
to choke; to hiccup




sedang
(1)to be in the process of; while (2)medium (size); average; sufficient




sedap
pleasant (of taste, smell); nice (of voice); tasty; delicious




sedar
conscious; aware




sedekah
alms




sederhana
moderate; average; medium; simple




sedia
ready; prepared; willing




sediakala
immemorial; old; of long past




sedih
sad; sorrowful




sedu
sobbing




sedu-sedan
sobbing




sedut
to inhale; to suck up




sedutan
inhalation; suction




segak
smart-looking; chic; elegant; stylish




segala
all; entire; whole; every




segala-galanya
everything




segan
shy; bashful




segan-silu
bashful




segar
fresh




segar-bugar
fit; like new




segera
without delay; urgent; quick




segi
aspect; angle; view; side; facet




segi empat
square




segi tiga
triangle




segi tiga sama kaki
isosceles triangle




segi tiga sama sisi
equilateral triangle




sejahtera
peaceful




sejak
since




sejarah
history




sejat
to evaporate




sejuk
cool; cold




sekaligus
all at once




sekalipun
although




sekam
grain husk; chaff




sekarang
now




sekat
to block; to obstruct




sekatan
obstruction




sekerap
scrap




sekoi
millet




sekolah
school




sekongkol
conspiracy




seksa
to torture




seksaan
suffering; torture




sekutu
partner; ally




sela
interval; gap; opening




seladang
wild ox




selak
(1)a bolt (2)to pull out a garment




selalu
always




selam
to dive




selamat
safe




selamat datang
welcome




selamat jalan
goodbye; farewell




selamat malam
goodnight




selamat pagi
good morning




selamba
poker-faced; shameless




selang
interval; pause




selaput
membrane




selaput mata
cataract




selar
branding iron




Selasa
Tuesday




selasih
a type of plant




selat
straits




selatan
south




selawat
prayer for peace and prosperity




selekeh
stain; smudge




selekoh
curve; bend; twist




selempang
sash




selendang
shawl




selenggara
to maintain; to look after; to keep in good condition




selera
appetite; zest




selerak
scattered




selesa
comfortable; leisure




selesai
finished; settled; completed




seleweng
to divert; to deviate




selia
to inspect




selidik
to investigate; to study; to do research




selimut
blanket




selinap
to sneak away




selindung
to hide; to conceal; to take cover




seling
alternate




selingan
interlude




selirat
confused




selisih
difference; dispute; disagreement




selit
to insert




seliuh
sprained




selok
intricacy




selok-belok
intricacy




selongkar
to ransack; to rummage




seloroh
comical; joking; humorous




selsema
a cold (medical)




seluar
trousers; pants




seluar dalam
underpants




selubung
cover; veil




seludup
to smuggle




seluk
to put the hand in the pocket




selumbar
wooden splinter




seluruh
entire; whole




selusup
to penetrate; to infiltrate




selut
mud




semadi
(1)concentration (2)to bury




semai
to sow; to plant seedlings




semaian
nursery; seedlings




semak
(1)bush; undergrowth (2)to check (3)to revise




semak-samun
undergrowth of all kinds




semangat
spirit; zest; enthusiasm; soul; vigour




semangka
watermelon




semarak
splendour; excellence




semat
a pin




semayam
To reside; to sit; to rest (of rulers)




sembah
to worship; to idolize




sembah salam
good wishes




sembahyang
to worship; to pray




sembam
to fall in a prone position or on one's face




sembang
chatter




sembap
to swell




sembarang
arbitrary




sembarangan
at random




sembelih
to slaughter




sembelihan
slaughter; bloodshed




sembelit
constipation; constipated




sembilan
nine




semboyan
signal; alarm




sembuh
to recover from ill-health




sembul
to protrude




sembunyi
to hide; to conceal




sembur
to spout; to spray; to sprinkle




semenanjung
peninsula




semenjak
since




semenjak itu
ever since




sementara
temporary; while




sementara itu
meanwhile




semerbak
fragrant




semesta
all; entire; the whole




semesta alam
the whole universe




sempadan
boundary




sempang
hyphen




sempat
having the time; early




sempena
in conjunction with; in commemoration of




sempit
narrow




sempurna
complete; perfect




semua
all




semuanya
wholly; entirely




semut
ant




sen
cent




senak
tight; feeling stuffed




senak perut
indigestion; feeling of fullness in abdomen




senam
to do physical exercise




senaman
physical exercise




senang
easy; comfortable; free (from care)




senapang
gun




senarai
list




senda
joke




sendat
tight; close-fitting




sendawa
to belch; to burp




sendeng
slanting; sloping; leaning; askew




sendi
joint




sendiri
alone; on one's own




sendiri-sendiri
each; individually




senduk
ladle




sengaja
purposely; intentionally




sengal
pain in the joints; rheumatism




sengat
a sting




sengau
nasal (of voice)




senget
slanting; inclining




senggugut
dysmenorrhoea




sengguk
to nod




sengih
to grin




sengihan
a grin




sengit
violent




sengkang
a dash




sengketa
a dispute




sengsara
suffering; agony




seni
(1)art; skill (2)fine




seni bahasa
fine language




seni bina
architecture




seni lukis
art of painting or drawing




seni ukir
sculpture




seniman
male actor




seniwati
actress




senja
dusk; twilight




senjakala
evening




senjata
weapon; arms




senjata api
firearms




senjata berat
artillery




senonoh
proper; decent; well-behaved




sentak
to jerk; to pull suddenly




sental
to rub; to scrub; to erase




sentap
to tug; to pull sharply




senteng
short or scanty (of clothes)




sentiasa
always




sentosa
peaceful; tranquil




sentuh
to touch




sentuhan
contact




senyap
quiet; silent




senyap-senyap
quietly; without anybody's knowledge




senyum
to smile




senyuman
a smile




sepah
(1)to chew (of betel leaf) (2)scattered




sepak
(1)to slap (2)to kick




sepanduk
banner; placard




separa
a section only




separuh
half; semi




sepatu
shoe




sepatu besi
horse-shoe




seperti
like; such as




sepi
quiet; desolate; deserted




sepit
tweezers; pincers; chopsticks




sepoi-sepoi
gentle; mild




sepoi-sepoi bahasa
soft breeze




sepuh
gilt




serabut
fibre




serah
to surrender




serahan
something that is submitted




serai
lemon-grass




serak
hoarse (of voice)




seram
terrifying; frightful




serambi
verandah; porch




serampang
a harpoon




serang
boatswain




serangan
an attack; an assault




serangga
insect




Serani
Eurasian




serap
to absorb




serapan
absorption




serapah
a curse




seraya
while; simultaneously




serba
all




serba aneka
various; all sorts




serba-serbi
various sorts




serban
turban




serbu
to invade; to attack




serbuan
a raid; an attack




serbuk
powder




serempak
coming suddenly and unexpectedly




serentak
simultaneously




seret
to drag




sergah
startling




sergahan
a snarl; act of startling




sergam
conspicuous




seri
(1)splendour; brightness (2)royal honorific (3)a draw or tie (of a game)




Seri Paduka
His Majesty




serigala
wolf; jackal




serik
to discourage




sering
often; frequently




seringkali
often; frequently




seringai
a grin




serkap
conical fish-trap




serkup
conical coop




serlah
gleaming white against dark background; exposed




serong
askew; crooked; unfaithful; insincere




seronok
enjoyable; pleasant




serpih
a chip; a fragment; a splinter




serpihan
a chip; a fragment; a splinter




serta
(1)together with; along with (2)as soon as




serta-merta
immediately




seru
to cry aloud; to exclaim; to call




seruan
an exclamation




seruling
flute




sesah
beat with a cane




sesak
congested; tight; crowded; packed




sesal
regretful; repentant




sesalan
repentance




sesat
lost; gone astray




sesuai
suitable; appropriate




sesungut
feeler; antenna




seterika
iron (for clothes)




seteru
enemy; foe




setia
loyal; faithful




setiausaha
secretary




setinggan
squatter




sewa
rent; lease




sewaan
rental




sewa beli
hire purchase




sfera
sphere




sia-sia
useless; futile; in vain




siak
mosque caretaker




sial
unlucky; unfortunate




siamang
a gibbon




siang
(1)daytime (2)to cut up and clean (meat or fish)




siang hari
daytime




siang-siang
early




siap
ready; prepared; finished; completed




siap sedia
ready; well-prepared




siapa
who; whose




siar
to stroll




siaran
a broadcast




siasat
to investigate




siasatan
investigative; investigation




siat
to tear into small pieces; to shred




sibuk
busy




sibur-sibur
dragon-fly




sidai
to hang out (clothes)




sidang
council; board; meeting




sifar
zero




sifat
characteristic; feature; quality




sifir
an arithmetical table




sihat
healthy




sihir
magic; sorcery




sijil
certificate




sikap
demeanour; attitude




sikat
(1)a comb (2)a bunch (of bananas)




siku
elbow




siku-siku
a set-square




sila
(1)please (2)to sit cross-legged




silam
the past




silang
a cross




silap
wrong; mistaken




silau
glitter; dazzle




silih
alternate




silu
shy; bashful; timid




simbah
soaked; wet




simpan
to keep; to store; to save (money)




simpanan
savings




simpang
junction




simpangan
cross-roads




simpang-siur
criss-crossing




simpul
a knot




simpulan
a knot; a bond




simpulan bahasa
an idiom




sinar
a ray; a beam (of light)




sinaran
a ray; a glow; a gleam; a glitter; illumination




sindir
to hint; to insinuate; to tease; to mock




sindiran
insinuation




singa
lion




singgah
to stop by on the way




singgahsana
throne




singgung
to insult; to offend




singkap
to reveal; to expose; to lay open; to lift (skirt)




singkat
short; brief




singkatan
abbreviation




singkir
to expel; dismiss




singsing
to roll up (sleeves; trousers)




sini
here




sinis
cynical




sipi
off target




sipu
shy; bashful




siput
snail




siram
to water




sirap
slightly raised




sirat
netting; mesh




sirih
betel leaf




sirip
fin




sisa
remainder; leftovers




sisi
side; edge




sisih
to stay apart




sisik
scale (of fish)




sisip
to insert




sisipan
insertion




sisir
(1)to comb (2)a comb (of bananas)




siswa
undergraduate




sita
forfeited; confiscated




sitaan
confiscation; confiscated goods




situ
there




siul
to whistle




siulan
whistling




siuman
recovered consciousness; sane




soal
to question




soalan
a question




soal selidik
questionaire




sodok
to shovel




sogok
a bribe




sokong
to support; to back up




sokongan
support; backing




solek
make-up




sombong
proud; conceited; snobbish




sompek
chipped




sondol
to butt with lowered head




songkok
Malay male head-dress




songsang
upside down; inverted




sopan
respectful; courteous; polite




sopan santun
courtesy; politeness




sorak-sorai
applause; cheering




sorakan
applause; cheers




sore
afternoon; early evening




sorok
to hide; to conceal




sorong
to push forward; to shove; to urge




sorot
(1)ray; beam (2)to review




sorotan
(1)glow; radiation (2)reflection; review




sotong
cuttlefish




sua
to meet; to encounter; to join




suai
suitable; fit; appropriate




suai kenal
orientation




suam
lukewarm; feverish




suami
husband




suap
(1)to feed (2)to bribe




suara
voice




suara hati
conscience




suara ramai
opinion of the majority




suasana
mood; atmosphere; situation; circumstances




suatu
one; a




subahat
accomplice




subang
ear-ring; ear-stud




subuh
dawn




subur
flourishing; healthy; fertile




suci
chaste; pure; virtuous; holy




sudah
already; finished




sudahlah
that's enough




sudahnya
finally




sudah-sudah
past; bygone




sudi
willing




sudip
wooden ladle




sudu
spoon




sudut
corner; angle; aspect; point of view




sugul
sadness; grief; sorrow




suhu
temperature




sujud
prostrate (in prayer)




suka
like; enjoy




suka hati
delighted; happy




suka ria
gay; happy




sukacita
glad; happy; cheerful




sukan
sport




sukar
difficult; hard




sukarela
voluntary




sukarelawan
volunteer




sukat
quantity; capacity




sukatan
measurement; assessment




suku
a quarter




suku kata
a syllable




suku bangsa
tribe




suku-sakat
family; clan




sula
to impale




sulah
bald




sulam
to embroider




sulaman
embroidery




suling
distilled




sulit
(1)secret; confidential (2)difficult




sultan
Muslim ruler




sultanah
Muslim ruler's consort




suluh
a torch




sulung
the first; the eldest




sulur
tendril




sumbang
(1)to donate; to contribute (2)indecent; immoral




sumbangan
contribution




sumbangsih
contribution; aid; alms




sumbat
(1)cork; stopper (2)tight (hole)




sumber
source; resource




sumbing
torn; split




sumbu
horn of a rhinoceros




sumpah
oath; solemn promise




sumpahan
curse




sumpah-sumpah
chameleon




sumpit
shoot with a blow-pipe




sumpitan
blow-pipe




sumsum
bone marrow




sumur
a well




sunat
circumcision




sungai
river




sungguh
true; real; indeed




sungguh-sungguh
truly; really; indeed; ernestly




sungguhpun
although




sungkur
(1)to lower one's head (2)a shovel




sungut
feeler; antenna




sungut-sungut
feeler; antenna




sunti
a female child




suntik
to inject; to inoculate; to vaccinate




suntikan
injection; inoculation; vaccination




sunting
an ornament worn in the hair




suntuk
short of time; overdue




sunyi
quiet; lonely




supaya
so that; in order to




surah
a chapter of the Koran




surai
(1)to disperse (2)tress; horse's mane




suram
gloomy; hazy; dim




surat
letter




suratkhabar
newspaper




surau
Muslim prayer house




suri
queen




suri rumahtangga
housewife




suria
the sun




suruh
to order or instruct




suruhan
an order




suruhanjaya
commission




surut
to subside; to ebb; to decrease




susah
(1)difficult (2)misery; worry




susah hati
worried; troubled




susah-susah
to bother; to take the trouble




susila
ethical




susu
milk




susuh
a spur (of cock)




susuk
figure; shape




susuk badan
bodily shape or figure




susul
to follow




susulan
follow-up




susun
pile; layer




susunan
arrangement




susup
to enter secretly; to infiltrate




susur
edge; fringe; margin; border




susut
to decrease; to shrink




sutera
silk




sutradara
director of a play or film




swasta
private (not public)




Syaaban
eighth month of the Muslim calendar




syabas
well done; good




syah
ruler




syahbandar
harbour-master




syahdan
meanwhile; then; furthermore; moreover




syahid
martyr




syair
poem




syaitan
satan; the devil




syak
suspicion




syarah
to lecture




syarahan
a lecture




syarat
condition; requirement; prerequisite




syariah
Islamic law




syarikat
company; corporation




Syawal
tenth month of the Muslim calendar




syirik
polytheism




syok
attractive; appealing; pleasant




syor
suggestion; recommendation




syukur
thanks; gratitude




syurga
heaven





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