Useful phrases in Balinese

A collection of useful phrases in Balinese (Basa Bali), a Malayo-Polynesian language spoken mainly in Bali in Indonesia.

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal

Phrase Balinese
Welcome Rahajeng rauh
Hello (General greeting) Swastyastu
Om swastyastu (May peace be with you)
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Punapi gatrané?
Engken kabare?
Sapunapi gatra?
Ken ken kabare?
Reply to 'How are you?' Becik
Iyang becik-becik kewanten
Becik-becik, suksema
Men yie ken-ken?
Long time no see
What's your name? Sira wastané?
Sira parabé?
Sira pesengané?
Nyen adané?
My name is ... Tiang ...
Wastan titiang ... Adan tiang ...
Where are you from? Kamu uli dije?
Cai uli dije? (>m)
Nyai uli dije? (>f)
I'm from ... Tiang uling ...
Pleased to meet you Angayu bagia kacunduk sareng ragane
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Rahajeng semeng
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Rahajeng sanja
Rahajeng wengi
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Rahajeng peteng
Good night Rahajeng wengi
(Parting phrases)
Rahajeng memargi
Good luck!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Rarisang ngajeng
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Rahajeng memargi
Yes Inggih
No Ten
Maybe Minakadi
I don't know Tiang ten nawang
I understand Tiang ngresep
I don't understand Tiang ten ngresep
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again
Please write it down
Do you speak English? Bapa bisa basa Inggris?
Do you speak Balinese? Bapa bisa basa Bali?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Speak to me in Balinese
How do you say ... in Balinese?
Excuse me Ampurayang
How much is this? Aji kuda niki?
Sorry Ampura
Please Tempat
Thank you Suksema (inf)
Matur suksema (frm)
Reply to thank you Mawali
Suksema mawali
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Ring dija WC?
This gentleman will pay for everything
This lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance with me?
Do you come here often?
I miss you
I love you Titiyang tresna sareng ragane
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Help! Nulungin tiang!
Call the police!
Christmas greetings
New Year greetings
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings Swasti wanti warsa
Rahajeng wanti warsa
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels


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