Hebatnya! Language

A blog about Thai and Malay language

Hebatnya! Language

A blog about Thai and Malay language

In colloquial Bahasa Melayu, an abbreviation of words in the message is expected and are the norm to all native Bahasa Melayu speakers. Some of the words can be confusing but don’t worry! Today, you’ll learn all the common abbreviation words in Bahasa Melayu!

AbbreviationFull Meaning (In Bahasa Melayu)Full Meaning (In English)
YgYangOf
XTak / TidakNo
NkNakWant
JgnJanganDon’t
TlgTolongHelp / Please
BtBuatDo
BgBagiGive
Example2Example-Example [This is to double the word. Add the number ‘2’. Such as: Kereta2 = Kereta-Kereta]
HgHangYou [Northern Accent]
KoKauYou [Standard Accent]
TgkTengokSee / Watch
SgtSangatVery
TpTapiBut
DlmDalamIn / Within
KtKatAt
SkrgSekarangNow / Currently
StgiSat lagiLater
LwkLawakFunny
BwkBawaCarry
DgnDenganWith
TdTadiJust now
TghTengahIs [Verb] / Middle
LgLagiMore
MnManaWhere

These are the most common ones! Just keep in mind that these are not a complete list of all abbreviations! Thank you for reading! I hope you will find it useful!

Semoga berjaya!

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