Bahasa: Words And Phrases For Your Trip To Bali

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Heading to Bali soon? Learn some Bahasa words & phrases for your trip!

I think it’s pretty vital to learn a few basic words and phrases when you travel to a foreign country where they speak a different language. In some countries, there are bigger language barriers than others and in some places, it’s almost like you need to appease the locals (*cough cough Paris*). Since I stayed in Bali for four months, I learned quite a few Bahasa phrases from my local friends and just spending time there. I do look like a local when I am quite tanned so it was handy when buying things and getting a local price.

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Here are some Bahasa keywords and phrases for your Bali trip:

Hello > Halo

Goodbye > Selamat tinggal (se la mut ting gul)

Good morning > Selamat pagi (se la mut pah gee)

Good afternoon > Selamat Siang (se la mut sigh ung)

Good night > Selamat malam (se la mat mah lahm)

How are you? > Apa kabar (ah pah ka bar)

I am fine > Kabar baik  (ka ba ba eek)

Good > Bagus
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What is your name? > Siapa nama anda (sigh ah pa na ma ahn da)

My name is “Arnette”> Nama saya Arnette (nah ma sigh ya)

Nice to meet you! > Senang berkenalan dengan anda (seh nung bur ken a lahn deng ahn ahn da)

See you later! > Sampai jumpa lagi (sum pie jum pah la gee)

Goodbye (said to people leaving) > Selamat jalan (se lah mut jah lan)

Goodbye (said to people when leaving) > Selamat tinggal (se la mut ting gul)

I don’t understand > Saya tidak mengerti (sigh ya tee duk meng gur tee)

I don’t know > Saya tidak tahu (sigh ya tee duk  ta ooo)

I do not speak Indonesian > Saya tidak mergerti bahasa (sigh ya tee duk meng gur tee ba ha sa)

Thank you > Terima kasih (teh ree ma ka see)

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You’re welcome > Kembali (chem ba lee)

Sorry > Ma’af (Ma uf)

Be careful > Hati hati! (hah tee hah tee)

How much? > Berapa (burr ra pa)

Only looking > Lihat saja (lee hut sa jah)

It’s too expensive > Terlalu mahal (ter la loo ma hal)

Menu please > Saya mau daftar makanan minta (sigh ya mao duf tar ma ka nun min ta)

Bon appetit/Enjoy your meal > Selamat makan (se lah mat mah can)

I would like to drink water/beer/tea/coffee > Mau minum air/beer/teh/kopi (mao mee noom uh eer/brrr/teh/ko pee)

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I want the bill, thank you > Saya mau rekening, terima kasih (sigh ya mao reh ken ning, te ree mah ka see)

Where is the toilet? > Dimana kamar kecil (dee ma na kah mar ke chill)

Where is the beach? > Dimana pantai (dee ma na pan tye)

How far is it? > Berapa jauh dari sini? (Bear ra pa jow da ree see nee)

And a super vital phrase for me in Bali!: One more small/big bintang please > Saya lagi Bintang kecil/besar

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Round The World Girl is a blog by Arnette, a solo female traveler, lover of adventure, coffee, tropical islands, and unforgettable meals. She shares a retrospective of her 19 month, 19 country round the world trip, adventures both near and far, destination guides, helpful tips and tricks for travel, as well as tips and reviews of her favorite things.

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