It is a very tough language for non-Balinese to master, and bears no resemblance to Bahasa Indonesia. It is generally not necessarily for travellers to learn Balinese, as nearly every Balinese speaker speaks Indonesian as well, and many are even reasonably competent in English. Nevertheless, attempting to speak their language will almost certainly please the locals.
Provided is a very basic list of some commonly used terms to aid conversation when in Bali. Some friends and followers have printed this off and used it as they travel through Bali. For any additional phrases etc. hit us up and we will add to this list.
a. Good Morning : Rahajeng Semeng
b. Good Evening : Rahajeng Wengi
c. Thank you : Suksma
d. Excuse me! : Sugra nggih!
e. My name is John : Wastan tiang John
f. How are you? : Punapi gatra?
g. I am fine : Tiang becik-becik
h. Good Bye : Pamit Nggih
2. Basics daily expression.
a. Where have you been? : Dija mara?
b. Where are you going? : Kal kija?
c. I am from <country> : Tiang uling <country>
d. What time is it? : Jam kuda niki?
e. How much? : Aji kuda niki?
You may also use the following Indonesian words/phrases which will be understood through Bali.
Hello - Halo
Thank you - Terima Kasih
Please - Silakhan
Good bye - good bye
Good afternoon - Selamat siang
Good morning - Selamat pagi
Good Evening - Baik evening
How are you - Apa kabar
Good - Bagus
Bad - Buruk
Too much - Terlalu Banyak
Please use the meter - Silakan gunakan meteran
How much - Berapa
Very good - Sangat Baik
No thank you - Tidak terima kasih
No too much - Tidak terlalu banyak
Maybe later - Mungkin nanti
Hospital - Rumah sakit
Doctor - Dokter
Emergency - Keadaan darurat
Help - Membantu
Police - Polisi
Taxi - Taksi