We learn that bukan is a strictly yes-no reply when it is negative.
Any open question is open to yes-no and other replies.
When it is negative of a verb tidak is used
e.g. Dia tidak berlari in reply to
Dia berlari di sana?
When it is negative of a noun bukan is used
e.g. Dia bukan anak Ahmad
Dia anak Ahmad?
e.g. Ini/itu bukan beg saya.
[Beg sekolah] ini beg awak?
We also learn urus = manage
pengurusan = management as in SMU
pengurus = manager
We know now:
How run becomes a jog
How talk becomes a chat
How stand becomes wake-up
How self becomes standing
Why many verbs stand alone
The functions of ber-
1. as an acompanying marker for two-person action
2. single act verbs e.g. berfikir, berdiri, berjalan
3. as noun converter into verbs
These are on top of many familiar Malay terms you have learned.