Malay/Vowels

A as in are

E as in person/pear

I as in ink

O as in or

U as in put

When an ‘a’ is at the end of the word, it can also be pronounced like an ‘ə’. Both ways are correct, but native speakers normally pronounce it as an ‘ə’. For example:

Apa (what) can be pronounced as ah-puh instead of ah-pah|

Dua (two) can be pronounced as do-uh instead of do-ah|

Bahasa (language) can be pronounced as bah-ha-suh instead of bah-ha-sah