Why is English used in Malaysia?

Is English widely used in Malaysia?

English is reasonably widely spoken in Malaysia, with around 50-60 percent of the population having some level of English skills. You will find English very commonly spoken in Kuala Lumpur and other major cities, and less spoken in rural areas and along the east island of the country.

What English do we use in Malaysia?

Malaysian English (MyE), formally known as Malaysian Standard English (MySE) (similar and related to British English), is a form of English used and spoken in Malaysia.

Can Malaysians understand English?

According to official statistics, barely 50 percent of Malaysians are literate in English, while up to 90 percent can speak, read and write Malay which is widely used in Southeast Asia.

What is Malaysia English accent?

Manglish (or sometimes Malglish or Mangled English) is an English-based creole spoken in Malaysia. After being here for two years, I have become quite accustomed to most of the British accent I have heard in Southampton and London (Scottish accent is to me, a completely different territory).

Is Malaysian English a dialect or language?

Malaysian English (MyE), formally known as Malaysian Standard English (MySE), is a form of English used and spoken in Malaysia as a second language.

How do you say hello in Malaysian?

Common Malay Greetings And How To Pronounce It

  1. Hello/Hai (Hello/Hi)
  2. Apa khabar? (How are you?)
  3. Selamat pagi (Good morning)
  4. Selamat tengahari (Good afternoon)
  5. Selamat petang (Good evening)
  6. Selamat malam (Good night)
  7. Selamat tinggal/Babai (Goodbye/Bye)
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