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Useful Javanese phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Javanese (ꦧꦱꦗꦮꦶ / bạsạ Jạwi).

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There are two main levels of formality in Javanese: Kromo Inggil or formal style, and Ngoko or informal style. Each level has at least three sub-levels.

English ꦧꦱꦗꦮꦶ (bạsạ Jạwi) Javanese
ꦏꦿꦩꦲꦶꦁꦒꦶꦭ꧀
(Kromo Inggil)
ꦔꦺꦴꦏꦺꦴ
(Ngoko)
Welcome ꦱꦸꦒꦼꦁꦫꦮꦸꦃ
(Sugeng rawuh)
 
Hello (General greeting) ꦲꦭꦺꦴ (Halo) ꦲꦭꦺꦴ (Halo)
How are you? ꦏꦢꦺꦴꦱ꧀ꦥꦸꦤ꧀ꦢꦶꦏꦧꦂꦫꦶꦥꦸꦤ?
(Kadọs pundi kabaripun?)
ꦥꦶꦪꦺꦏꦧꦂꦉ
(Piyé kabaré?)
Reply to 'How are you?' ꦥꦔꦺꦱ꧀ꦠꦤ꧀ꦤꦶꦥꦸꦤ꧀ꦱꦲꦺ
(Pangéstinipun saé)
ꦲꦥꦶꦏ꧀ꦲꦥꦶꦏ꧀ꦧꦲꦺ
(Apik-apik baé)
Long time no see ꦱꦩ꧀ꦥꦸꦤ꧀ꦢꦔꦸꦧꦺꦴꦠꦼꦤ꧀ꦏꦼꦥꦁꦒꦶꦃ
(Sampun dangu bọten kepanggih)
ꦮꦶꦱ꧀ꦱꦸꦮꦶꦲꦺꦴꦫꦏꦼꦠꦼꦩꦸ
(Wis suwé ora ketemu)
What's your name? ꦲꦱ꧀ꦩꦤ꧀ꦤꦶꦥꦸꦤ꧀ꦥꦤ꧀ꦗꦼꦤꦼꦁꦔꦤ꧀ꦱꦶꦤ꧀ꦠꦼꦤ꧀?
(Asmanipun panjenengan sinten?)
ꦗꦼꦤꦼꦁꦩꦸꦱꦥ?
(Jenengmu sạpạ?)
My name is ... ꦤꦩꦶꦏꦸꦭ...
(Nami kulạ ...)
ꦗꦼꦤꦼꦁꦏꦸ...
(Jenengku ...)
Where are you from? ꦥꦤ꧀ꦗꦼꦤꦼꦁꦔꦤ꧀ꦱꦏꦶꦁꦥꦸꦤ꧀ꦢꦶ?
(Panjengan saking pundi?)
ꦏꦺꦴꦮꦺꦱꦏꦔꦼꦤ꧀ꦢꦶ?
(Kowe sạkạ ngendi?)
I'm from ... ꦏꦸꦭꦱꦏꦶꦁ...
(Kulạ saking ...)
ꦲꦏꦸꦱꦏ...
(Aku sạkạ ...)
Pleased to meet you ꦏꦸꦭꦱꦼꦤꦼꦁꦏꦼꦥꦁꦒꦶꦃꦏꦭꦶꦪꦤ꧀ꦥꦤ꧀ꦗꦺꦤꦼꦁꦔꦤ꧀
(Kulạ seneng kepanggih kaliyan panjengan)
ꦲꦏꦸꦱꦼꦤꦼꦁꦏꦫꦺꦴꦏꦺꦴꦮꦺ
(Aku seneng ketemu karo kowé)
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
ꦱꦸꦒꦼꦁꦲꦺꦚ꧀ꦗꦶꦁ
(Sugeng énjing)
 
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
ꦱꦸꦒꦼꦁꦱꦶꦪꦁ
(Sugeng siang)
 
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
ꦱꦸꦒꦼꦁꦱꦺꦴꦤ꧀ꦠꦼꦤ꧀
(Sugeng sọnten)
 
Good night ꦱꦸꦒꦼꦁꦢꦭꦸ
(Sugeng dalu)
 
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
ꦏꦼꦥꦁꦒꦶꦃꦩꦭꦶꦃꦧꦼꦚ꧀ꦗꦁ
(Kepanggih malih benjang)
ꦢꦢꦃ!
(Dah dah!)
Good luck ꦩꦸꦒꦶꦠꦤ꧀ꦱꦃꦢꦶꦥꦫꦶꦁꦔꦶꦉꦗꦼꦏꦶ
(Mugi tansah diparingi rejeki)
 
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
ꦩꦸꦒꦶꦠꦤ꧀ꦱꦃꦢꦶꦥꦫꦶꦁꦔꦶꦏꦱꦫꦱ꧀ꦱꦤ꧀
(Mugi tansah diparingi kasarasan)
ꦩꦸꦒꦱꦼꦲꦠ꧀ꦠꦼꦫꦸꦱ꧀
(Mugạ séhat terus)
Have a nice day ꦩꦸꦒꦶꦢꦶꦥꦫꦶꦁꦔꦶꦢꦶꦤ꧀ꦠꦼꦤ꧀ꦲꦶꦁꦏꦁꦱꦲꦺ
(Mugi diparingi dinten ingkang saé)
 
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
ꦱꦸꦒꦼꦁꦣꦲꦂ
(Sugeng dhahar)
ꦲꦪꦺꦴꦢꦶꦥꦔꦤ꧀
(Ayo dipangan)
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
ꦱꦸꦒꦼꦁꦠꦶꦤ꧀ꦛꦏ꧀
(Sugeng tindhak)
ꦱ꧀ꦭꦩꦼꦠ꧀ꦗꦭꦤ꧀
(Slamet jalan)
I don't understand ꦏꦸꦭꦧꦺꦴꦠꦼꦤ꧀ꦩꦔꦼꦂꦠꦺꦴꦱ꧀
(Kula bọten mangertọs)
ꦲꦏꦸꦲꦺꦴꦫꦩꦸꦣꦼꦁ
(Aku ora mudeng)
Please speak more slowly ꦠꦸꦭꦸꦁ꧈ꦥꦼꦤ꧀ꦢꦶꦏꦤ꧀ꦲꦶꦁꦏꦁꦱꦉꦃ
(Tulung, pendikan ingkang sarèh)
ꦠꦸꦭꦸꦁ꧈ꦔꦺꦴꦩꦺꦴꦁꦲꦭꦺꦴꦤ
(Tulung, ngọmọng alọn-alọn)
Please write it down    
Do you speak Javanese? ꦥꦸꦤꦥꦚ꧀ꦗꦼꦤꦼꦁꦔꦤ꧀ꦱꦒꦼꦢ꧀ꦧꦱꦗꦮꦶ?
(Punạpạ panjenengan saged bạsạ Jạwi)
ꦲꦥꦏꦺꦴꦮꦺꦲꦶꦱꦧꦱꦗꦮ?
(Ạpạ kowé isạ bạsạ Jạwạ)
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
ꦲꦶꦁꦒꦶꦃ꧈ ꦱꦼꦛꦶꦛꦶꦏ꧀
(Inggih, sethithik)
ꦪ꧈ ꦱꦶꦛꦶꦏ꧀
(Yạ, sithik)
How do you say ... in Javanese? ꦏꦢꦺꦴꦱ꧀ꦥꦸꦤ꧀ꦢꦶꦥꦚ꧀ꦗꦼꦤꦼꦁꦔꦤ꧀ ꦔꦼꦤ꧀ꦢꦶꦏꦏꦏꦼꦤ꧀...ꦲꦶꦁꦧꦱꦗꦮꦶ?
(Kadọs pundi panjengan ngendikaaken ... ing bạsạ jawi)
ꦥꦶꦪꦺꦏꦺꦴꦮꦺꦔꦺꦴꦩꦺꦴꦁ... ꦲꦶꦁꦧꦱꦗꦮ?
(Piye kowé ngọmọng ... ing bạsạ jạwạ)
Excuse me ꦤꦸꦮꦸꦤ꧀ꦱꦺꦮꦸ
(Nuwun séwu)
ꦩꦶꦠ꧀ꦲꦩꦶꦠ꧀
(Mit – amit)
How much is this? ꦥꦶꦤ꧀ꦠꦼꦤ꧀ꦉꦒꦶꦤꦶꦥꦸꦤ꧀?
(Pinten reginipun?)
ꦥꦶꦫꦉꦒꦤꦺ?
(Pirạ regané?)
Sorry ꦚꦸꦮꦸꦤ꧀ꦥꦔꦥꦸꦤ꧀ꦠꦼꦤ꧀
(Nyuwun pangapunten)
ꦗꦭꦸꦏ꧀ꦔꦥꦸꦫ
(Jaluk ngapurạ)
Thank you ꦩꦠꦸꦂꦤꦸꦮꦸꦤ꧀
(Matur nuwun)
ꦠꦿꦶꦩꦱ꧀
(Trim)
Reply to thank you ꦱꦩꦶ-ꦱꦩꦶ
(Sami-sami)
ꦥꦣ-ꦥꦣ
(Pạdhạ-pạdhạ)
Where's the toilet? ꦥꦠꦸꦫꦱ꧀ꦱꦤꦶꦥꦸꦤ꧀ꦮꦺꦴꦤ꧀ꦠꦼꦤ꧀ꦥꦸꦤ꧀ꦛꦶ?
(Paturasanipun wọnten pundi?)
ꦥꦠꦸꦫꦱ꧀ꦱꦤꦺꦲꦤꦲꦶꦁꦔꦼꦤ꧀ꦢ?
(Paturasané ạnạ ngendi?)
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything Piantun menika ingkang badhé bayar sedạyạ ꦮꦺꦴꦁꦏꦲꦺꦱꦶꦁꦲꦉꦥ꧀ꦧꦪꦂꦏꦧꦺꦃ
(Wọng kaé sing arep bayar kabèh)
Would you like to dance with me? ꦥꦸꦤꦥꦥꦚ꧀ꦗꦼꦤꦼꦁꦔꦤ꧀ꦏꦼꦂꦱꦤꦫꦶ ꦏꦭꦶꦪꦤ꧀ꦏꦸꦭ?
(Punạpạ panjenengan kersạ nari kaliyan kulạ?)
ꦥꦸꦤꦥꦥꦚ꧀ꦗꦼꦤꦼꦁꦔꦤ꧀ꦏꦼꦂꦱꦤꦫꦶ ꦏꦭꦶꦪꦤ꧀ꦏꦸꦭ?
(Punạpạ panjenengan kersạ nari kaliyan kulạ?)
I love you ꦏꦸꦭꦠꦽꦱ꧀ꦤꦥꦚ꧀ꦗꦼꦤꦼꦁꦔꦤ꧀
(Kula tresna panjengan)
ꦲꦏꦸꦱꦼꦤꦼꦁꦏꦺꦴꦮꦺ
(Aku seneng kowe)
Get well soon ꦲꦺꦁꦒꦭ꧀ꦛꦔꦤ꧀
(Énggal dhangan)
ꦲꦤ꧀ꦢꦁꦩꦫꦶ
(Ndang mari)
Leave me alone! ꦏꦼꦱꦃꦏꦼꦩꦮꦺꦴꦤ꧀!
(Késah kemaẉon!)
ꦭꦸꦔ!
(Lungạ!)
Call the police! ꦲꦸꦤ꧀ꦢꦁꦤꦥꦸꦭꦶꦱꦶ!
(Undangna polisi!)
ꦲꦸꦤ꧀ꦢꦁꦤꦥꦸꦭꦶꦱꦶ!
(Undangna polisi!)
Help! ꦠꦸꦭꦸꦁ!
(Tulung!)
ꦠꦸꦭꦸꦁ!
(Tulung!)
Fire! ꦏꦺꦴꦧꦺꦴꦁꦔꦤ꧀!
(Kọbọngan!)
ꦏꦺꦴꦧꦺꦴꦁꦔꦤ꧀!
(Kọbọngan!)
Stop! ꦱ꧀ꦠꦺꦴꦥ꧀!
(Stop!)
ꦱ꧀ꦠꦺꦴꦥ꧀!
(Stop!)
Christmas and New Year greetings Sugeng Riyạyạ Natal lan Warsạ Énggal (frm)
Sugeng Natal lan Sugeng Warso Enggal (inf)
ꦱꦸꦒꦼꦁꦫꦶꦪꦪꦤꦠꦭ꧀ꦭꦤ꧀ꦮꦂꦱꦲꦼꦁꦒꦭ꧀ ꦱ꧀ꦭꦩꦼꦠ꧀ꦤꦠꦭ꧀ꦭꦤ꧀ꦠꦲꦸꦤ꧀ꦲꦚꦂ
(Slamet Natal lan Taun Anyar) - inf
Sugeng Natal lan Sugeng Warso Enggal
ꦱꦸꦒꦼꦁꦫꦶꦪꦪꦤꦠꦭ꧀ꦭꦤ꧀ꦮꦂꦱꦲꦼꦁꦒꦭ꧀ ꦱ꧀ꦭꦩꦼꦠ꧀ꦤꦠꦭ꧀ꦭꦤ꧀ꦠꦲꦸꦤ꧀ꦲꦚꦂ
(Slamet Natal lan Taun Anyar) - inf
Easter greetings ꦱꦸꦒꦼꦁꦫꦶꦪꦪꦥꦱ꧀ꦏꦃ
(Sugeng Riyạyạ Paskah)
ꦱ꧀ꦭꦩꦼꦠ꧀ꦥꦱ꧀ꦏꦃ
(Slamet Paskah)
Birthday greetings ꦱꦸꦒꦼꦁꦠꦁꦒꦥ꧀ꦮꦂꦱ
(Sugeng Tanggap Warsạ)
ꦱ꧀ꦭꦩꦼꦠ꧀ꦲꦸꦭꦁꦠꦲꦸꦤ꧀
(Slamet Ulang Taun)
One language is never enough ꦱꦼꦠꦸꦁꦒꦭ꧀ꦧꦱꦩꦼꦤꦶꦏꦧꦺꦴꦠꦼꦤ꧀ꦕꦼꦏꦥ꧀
(Setunggal bạsạ menika bọten cekap)
ꦱꦏ꧀ꦧꦱꦏꦸꦮꦶꦲꦺꦴꦫꦕꦸꦏꦸꦥ꧀
(Sak bọsọ kuwi ora cukup)

Javanese phrases provided by Lucas Jalu Adi Laksita. Javanese script versions provided by Afi Fatoni

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