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Brunei

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Introduction

Brunei is a language of Brunei. It is spoken in Bandar Seri Bagawan; Mara District, Kedayan; the coastal strip; Tutong District. Also in Malaysia. .

Dialects

Brunei Malay, Kampong Ayer, Kedayan (Kadaian, Kadayan, Kadian, Kadien, Kadyan, Karayan, Kedien, Kedyan, Kerayan). Lexical similarity: 94%–95% between Brunei and the Kampong Ayer dialects, 80%–82% with Standard Malay (See: Malay, Standard?).

The Brunei Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitemanganakah, manganggus, manggigit
to blowbatiup
to breathebanapas
to burnmanunu
to buymambali
to chewmamapak
to choosemamilih
to comedatang
to cookmamasak, manjarang
to countmangira, mangitung
to crymanangis
to cut, hackmamanggal, mamutung, manganat
to die, be deadlindung, maninggal
to digmangali, mangurik
to dreambamimpi
to drinkminum
to eatmakan, mamajuh, mangantar, mangasak, manumbuk
to fallgugur
to feartakut
to flowmangalir
to flytarabang
to hearmandangar
to hidebatapuk
to hitmangampas
to holdmamagang, manjangkai
to huntbaburu
to killmambunuh
to know, be knowledgeabletaʷu
to laughtatawa
to lie downmalimpang
to live, be aliveidup
to open, uncovermambuka, manyiah
to plantmananam
to pound, beatmanumbuk
to saybarucap
to scratchmancakar, mangakai
to seemaliat
to sewmanjait
to shootmanimbak
to sitduduk
to sleeptidur
to sniff, smellmancium
to spitmaludahi
to splitmamanggal, mambalah
to squeezemamaras
to stab, piercemanikam
to standbadiri
to stealmancuri
to suckmangisap, manyiruk
to swellmambangkaki
to swimmananang
to thinkbapikir
to throwmambalangkan
to tie up, fastenmaikat, mangikat
to turnbiluk
to walkbajalan
to vomitmutah
to workbakaraja
to yawnmanguap

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