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Useful phrases in Banjar (Bahasa Banjar / بهاس بنجر)

A collection of useful phrases in Banjar, a Malayo-Polynesian language spoken in Kalimantan in Indonesia.

You can see them in many other languages by clicking on the English versions.

Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal.

English Bahasa Banjar / بهاس بنجر (Banjar)
Welcome Salamat datang
Hello
(General greeting)
Halau
How are you? Kaya apa habar?
Apa habar?
Reply to 'How are you?' Baik haja. Ikam pang? (inf)
Pian pang? (frm)
Long time no see Lawas kada tatamu
What's your name? Siapa ngaran ikam? (inf)
Siapa ngaran pian? (frm)
My name is ... Ngaranku ... (inf)
Ngaran ulun ... (frm)
Where are you from? Ikam matan mana? (inf)
Pian tumatan mana? (frm)
I'm from ... Aku matan ... (inf)
Ulun tumatan ... (frm)
How old are you? Barapa umur ikam? (inf)
Barapa umur pian? (frm)
I'm ... years old Umurku ... tahun (inf)
Umur ulun ... tahun (frm)
Pleased to meet you Sanang banar tatamu ikam (inf)
Sanang banar ulun tatamu pian (frm)
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Salamat baisukan
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Salamat siang
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Salamat kamarian
Good night Salamat malam
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Dadah kawai kawai
Good luck Samuga bahasil
Cheers!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Kumpak! Jaya!
Have a nice day Samuga hari ikam manyanangkan! (inf)
Samuga hari pian manyanangkan! (frm)
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Salamat makan
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Dadah
I understand Mangarti ai aku (inf)
Ulun mangarti ai (frm)
I don't understand Aku kada mangarti (inf)
Ulun kada mangarti (frm)
Please speak more slowly Jangan tapi nyaring bapandir lah
Please say that again Ulangi pang
Please write it down Tulis pang ini
Do you speak English? Ikam kawa lah bapandir bahasa Inggris? (inf)
Pian kawa lah bapandir bahasa Inggris? (frm)
Do you speak Banjar? Ikam bapandir bahasa Banjar kah? (inf)
Pian bapandir bahasa Banjar kah? (frm)
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Inggih, sadikit
How do you say ... in Banjar? Kaya apa bahasa Banjarnya ...?
Excuse me Umpat lalu (to get past)
How much is this? Barapa haraganya?
Sorry Maaf
Ulun minta ampun (frm)
Please Tulung
... lah (please, ...)
Thank you Tarima kasih
Reply to thank you Sama-sama
Where's the toilet? WC (wisi) di mana?
This gentleman will pay for everything Bapak ngini nang mambayari barataan
This lady will pay for everything Ibu ngini nang mambayari barataan
Would you like to dance with me? Hakunlah ikam manari lawan aku? (inf)
Hakunlah pian manari lawan ulun? (frm)
I miss you Aku karindangan dua ikam (inf)
Ulun karindangan lawan pian (frm)
I love you Aku cinta dua ikam (inf)
Ulun cinta lawan pian (frm)
Get well soon Lakas ampih lah
Leave me alone! Tinggalakan aku surangan
Help! Tulung!
Bantui pang!
Fire! Api!
Stop! Satup!
Call the police! Kiyau pulisi!
Talipuni pulisi!
Christmas and New Year greetings Salamat Natal wan Tahun Hanyar
Easter greetings Salamat Paskah
Birthday greetings Salamat ulang tahun
One language is never enough Satu bahasa tu kada bakalan cukup
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Kapalku hibak lawan walut

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Information about Banjar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banjar_language
http://www.ethnologue.com/language/bjn

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