BALINESE LINGO THAT WILL MAKE THE LOCALS LOVE YOU

Jul 11, 2018
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You only want to enjoy big Balinese smiles while you travel the island – so take some time to learn the basics. A little effort can go a long way so - consider this your cheat sheet in Balo lingo that will have you giggling with the locals in no time. 

 

If you only learn one word, just one - make it – permisi. It is like sorry and excuse me all rolled into one. After a week of dodging crowds in markets, holding your place in a queue or trying to get someone’s attention - it will become the most used word in your repertoire. So brush up on your local lingo and selamat jalan

 

  • Tidak makasi – no thank you 
  • Saya minta dua Bintang - I would like 2 Bintangs 
  • Jalan – jalan – walk / wander 
  • Enak sekali - very delicious. 
  • Pedas – spicy 
  • Apa kabar – how are you? 
  • Baik – fine/ good 
  • Berapa – how much? 
  • Sampai jumpa – see you later   
  • Hati-hati - be careful 
  • Terima kasih or matur suksma - thank you/ thank you very much 

 

Written by: Fotini E Douglas 


1 Comments

Julijana Griffiths
terima kasih Fotini for the tips.
1 month ago