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21:28 May 21, 2002
English to Malay translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Whats your name?
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4 +1Siapakah nama awak?
Ramona Ali
4 +1Apa nama anda?KALA RASALINGAM
4Siapakah nama andamultilingual


  

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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Siapakah nama awak?


Explanation:
In conversation,
"Siapa nama awak?"

Note that in Malay, the question begins with "Who" and not "What" when expecting an answer to be a name.


    Kamus Inggeris-Melayu Dewan
Ramona Ali
Local time: 21:35
Native speaker of: Native in MalayMalay
PRO pts in pair: 522

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agree  soleil: Awak is also a polite word
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Siapakah nama anda


Explanation:

the reason why i said anda is you rather than awak, because anda in malay is more polite and proper way of saying.

I hope this help. thanks and goodluck pal.


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1 day9 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Apa nama anda?


Explanation:
Apa can be used directly for what and it is much better than siapa in this sentence.

Anda is best to be used if the person whom you are talking is a sranger and it sounds more polite

KALA RASALINGAM
PRO pts in pair: 11

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  mysarah: So is there any specific rules of how to use "Apa" and "Siapa"?. Can we say "Apa nama anda?" is gramatically correct? and "Siapa nama anda?" is colloquially correct?
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