Learn Malaysian by word association


James Harvey
Comedy Improv and Dance facilitator, IT Pro and Coach.

Welcome to learning Malaysian by word association.

Word association makes learning Malaysian fun, effective and easy. First I tried to learn  Indonesian (which is based on Malay) and it was tough, clumsy and hard work. However, I persisted, because I wanted so much to feel more comfortable in a foreign land by being able to talk to the locals.

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Many years ago, I was reading a book about memory and how to use stories to remember lists of things. Using word associations is a bit like that.

I started writing lists of word associations for Indonesian words and turned it into a book, then adapted it for Malaysian,

Learning new words is now easy and fun and that’s what I want to share with you.

The proof of the pudding is in the eating so I’ve provided as many ways for you to try the method and check out the Book and App as I can think of.

Here are some words for you to learn  so you can see how easy it is!

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Lingo Links makes Malaysian easy!

  • Learning a new language hard or boring?
  • Words go in one ear and out the other?
  • Here’s a fun way to learn that’s easy!

No more struggling.

Just spend a minute imagining the scene  – visualising, hearing and experiencing and you’ll easily remember the words.

 How many/much = Berapa (Pr: BeR-apa)

Imagine at the market you want to know how much for the sarong but you can’t hear because of the rapping bears. How many bear-rappers are there?

The funnier, more ludicrous or emotive and association you make the strong the memory of it will be.

Will = Akan (Pr: Ah-kaan)

Imagine you are at an airfield and you will  learn to fly, then you can tell everyone “Ah can”.

Put yourself in the scene as if you are actually there.

The associations provide the key to your memory .

 I = Saya (Pr: Sigh-a)

Imagine you meet a man who sighs a lot and introduces himself as, “It is I the sigher”.

We tend to remember things like your wedding, great holidays and particularly things that are funny or unusual.

Later = Nanti (Pr: Nan-tee)

Imagine you are excited that later  you will go to your Nan’s for Tea and have Nan-Tea.

If it makes us laugh – (or groan) all the better.

 Beach = Pantai (Pr: Pan-tie)

Imagine you go to the beach  and everyone has a pan around their necks. You ask someone and they explain it’s the new fashion beach wear called a Pan Tie.

You’re linking your playful, creative brain with your logical memory brain. That’s how we remember best!

Drink = Minum  (Pr: Min-um)

Imagine you are in a coffee shop and you order the
minimum size drink.

Incredibly, the more words you learn using association, the easier it becomes. 

Meet = Bertemu (Pr: BeR-temoo)

Imagine you meet your friend Bert  and he moos at you. Bert, he moos!

Learning this way your long term recall is increased to nearly 90%.

For = Untuck (Pr: Oon-tuk)

Imagine for you to untuck your bed, you must first lift the mattress. 

If you’re learning more than one language add something about the country to the scene and you won’t get mixed up.

In/ At/ On = Di (Pr: Dee)

Imagine you are in trouble deep when you forget to leave your tax return on  the table at the Tax Office.

Well done – you now have 10 words of Indonesian and Malaysian to play with. Click below to get some free stuff!

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What’s in the Book

The books contain everything you need to speak and write Malaysian for travelling and holidays.

The book is structured so you get the most out of using the technique of word association and some diversions for light relief. The simplicity of presentation, humor and cartoons, make learning a joy rather than a chore.

Here’s a summary of what you’ll find…

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  • Instant access to over 500 words
  • Learn what you want, when you want
  • Review and strengthen your memory
  • Listen to native pronunciation
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Reviews

Caroline

I bought this Christmas Day. Learnt 10 new words in 30 mins and when my tutor tested me on them 1 hour later, she was so impressed at how fast I learnt them and could repeat them back to her. Freakin' awesome imagination James. I love it!

Caroline

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2015-09-30T06:59:39+00:00

Caroline

I bought this Christmas Day. Learnt 10 new words in 30 mins and when my tutor tested me on them 1 hour later, she was so impressed at how fast I learnt them and could repeat them back to her. Freakin' awesome imagination James. I love it!

Lisa

If only I'd had this way of learning when I was at school, it's brilliant.

Lottie

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2015-09-30T07:06:38+00:00

Lottie

If only I'd had this way of learning when I was at school, it's brilliant.

Michelle

Simplistic and fun, found it really easy to remember vocabulary, pretty much instantly. Unique style of learning which I loved, so never got bored!

Michelle 

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2015-09-30T07:40:36+00:00

Michelle 

Simplistic and fun, found it really easy to remember vocabulary, pretty much instantly. Unique style of learning which I loved, so never got bored!

Kristi

This book is awesome and funny! You make it so easy to learn Bahasa. I flipped through it for the first time for about 15 seconds and without trying was able to remember three words. Not bad at all ;). Thanks James!

Kristi

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2015-09-30T00:49:14+00:00

Kristi

This book is awesome and funny! You make it so easy to learn Bahasa. I flipped through it for the first time for about 15 seconds and without trying was able to remember three words. Not bad at all ;). Thanks James!

Lucy

I discovered James's book and couldn't stop laughing! And to my surprise I remember every word and its meaning. Don't we say that the best way to learn is by having fun? Well, prepare yourself to have loads of fun and learn quickly new words at the same time...

Lucy

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2015-09-30T00:48:04+00:00

Lucy

I discovered James's book and couldn't stop laughing! And to my surprise I remember every word and its meaning. Don't we say that the best way to learn is by having fun? Well, prepare yourself to have loads of fun and learn quickly new words at the same time...
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Note from the Author

James Bio
“My aim is to provide a method of learning which anyone can use, that not only makes words easy to remember, but is presented in a manner which is engaging, comical and highly effective. I learned Indonesian using this method  and I love being able to share it with you” – James

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About Lingo Links

Learn loads of new words, grammar and a bit about Indonesia in a playful, friendly and uncomplicated way.

Please try it out for yourself and check out the blog for more learning resources.

Proven method

+50%  immediate recall

+88%  long term recall

Atkinson & Raugh

AN APPLICATION OF THE MNEMONIC KEYWORD METHOD TO THE ACQUISITION OF A RUSSIAN VOCABULARY

How it works

Remembering isn’t difficult – recall is.

Word association  provides the key to your memory.

It’s a delightful way to link new words to words you already know, saving you time and effort

How it works

Your Brain

Left side of your brain is primarily involved with logic and language, but, strangely – not memory.

Left-Right-Brain-Memory

Your brain disassociated

Right side of your brain is can imagine, invent and visualise which is great for learning new experiences, but doesn’t do language. So guess what…

Magic Happens

Lingo Links bring these two parts together, & magic happens. You create strong associations which stimulate learning.

Left-Right-Brain-Memory-Hooking

Your brain in harmony

You already know the English language so why not use it to add new words to what you already know? This is called hooking. Once you have a basis in any skill, it’s far easier to add to it.

Proven Method

88% Words retained using the method

27% Words retained learning by rote

Studies carried out by Atkinson & Raugh show a marked improvement in retention of language using a word association or mnemonic method of learning. For learning Spanish – the results were 3 times better than learning using traditional methods.

Research results

50% Better immediate recall 

75% Improvement longer term

Other tests showed a considerable improvement in immediate recall. The associations used were very simple and still the results were marked.

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88%

Words retained using the method

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At least 3 times more effective than traditional learning methods.

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Over 270 Million people speak Indonesian and Malaysian.

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