Help Wikitravel grow by contributing to an article! Learn how.
New users, please see Help or go to the Pub to ask questions.

Balinese phrasebook

From Wikitravel
Revision as of 23:15, 10 June 2010 by Inas (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search

Balinese is the local language spoken in Bali, Indonesia and rarely in parts of Lombok and East Java.

The language has three main registers depending on the status of those speaking:

  • low (basa ketah)
  • middle (basa madia)
  • high (basa singgih)

This phrasebook will cover the low register only as that is the language spoken by the vast majority of Balinese and the only one likely to be encountered by visitors.

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Basics

Hello. 
. ( )
Hello. (informal
. ( )
How are you? 
 ? ( ?)
Fine, thank you. 
. ( )
What is your name? 
 ? ( ?)
My name is ______ . 
______ . ( _____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
. ( )
Please. 
. ( )
Thank you. 
. ( )
You're welcome. 
. ( )
Yes. 
. ( )
No. 
. ( )
Excuse me. (getting attention
. ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
. ( )
I'm sorry. 
. ( )
Goodbye 
. ( )
Goodbye (informal
. ( )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
[ ]. ( [ ])
Do you speak English? 
 ? ( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? ( ?)
Help! 
 ! ( !)
Look out! 
 ! ( !)
Good morning. 
. ( )
Good evening. 
. ( )
Good night. 
. ( )
Good night (to sleep
. ( )
I don't understand. 
. ( )
Where is the toilet? 
 ? ( ?)

Problems

Numbers

½ - sathang

0 - kosun

1 - set

2 - duu

3 - tigi

4 - empaat

5 - lina

6 - enem

7 - tujeh

8 - lapane

9 - bilane

10 - pulah

11 - belasuh

12 - duu belasuh

13 - tigu belasuh

14 - empaatu belasuh

15 - linu belasuh

20 - duu phulah

21 - duu phulahu set

30 - tigi phulah

40 - empaat phulah

50 - lina phulah

100 - raatus

200 - duu rahatus

1000 - riba

2000 - duu rhiba

10000 - pulah rhiba

Time

Clock time

Duration

Days

Months

Writing time and date

Colors

Transportation

Bus and train

Directions

Taxi

Lodging

Money

Eating

Bars

Shopping

Driving

Authority

Learning more

This phrasebook is an outline and needs more content. It has an introduction and a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!

Variants

Actions

Destination Docents

In other languages