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Useful phrases in Sundanese

A collection of useful phrases in Sundanese, a Malayo-Polynesian language spoken mainly in western Java in Indonesia.

To see these phrases in many other languages click on the English versions.

English Basa Sunda (Sundanese)
Welcome Wilujeng sumping
(General greeting)
Halo (borrowed from Indonesian)
How are you? Kumaha kabarna?
Kumaha damang?
Reply to 'How are you?' Pangéstu
Abdi Damang
Muhun, allhamdulillah séhat
Long time no see Tos lami teu pendak nya?
What's your name? Namina saha?
My name is ... Nami abdi ...
Where are you from? Kawitna ti manti?
I'm from ... Abdi ti ...
Pleased to meet you Bingah kapendak anjeun
Bingah tepang sareng anjeun
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Wilujeng énjing
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Wilujeng siang
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Wilujeng wengi
Good night Wilujeng kulem
(Parting phrases)
Abdi tipayun nya? (said by one leaving) Mangga (response)
Wilujeng angkat / Dugi patepang deui
Dugi kapendak deui
Good luck
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Ditampi (said before eating)
Alhamdulillah (said after eating)
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
I understand Muhun ngartos
I don't understand Teu ngartos
I don't know (Abdi) teu terang
Please speak more slowly Tiasa nyarios langkung laun?
Please say that again Tiasa diulang deui?
Please write it down Tiasa diserat?
Do you speak Sundanese? (Anjeun) tiasa nyarios Sunda?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Tiasa, sakedik
How do you say ... in Sundanese? Kumaha nyarios .... ku basa Sunda?
Excuse me Punten
How much is this? Ieu téh sabaraha?
Sorry Hapunten
Hatur nuhun
Please Mangga
Thank you Nuhun
Hatur nuhun (frm)
Nuhun pisan
Reply to thank you Sami-sami
Where's the toilet? Dupi jamban palih mana?
This gentleman will pay for everything Ieu bapa nu bade mayar sadayana
This lady will pay for everything Ieu ibu nu bade mayar sadayana
Would you like to dance with me? Tiasa ngibing sareng abdi?
I love you Abdi bogoh ka anjeun
Get well soon Mugi sing énggal damang
Leave me alone! Tinggalkeun abdi nyalira!
Help! Tulung!
Fire! Kahuruan!
Stop! Eureun!
Call the police! Panggil pulisi!
Christmas and New Year greetings Wilujeng Natal sareng wilujeng taun enggal
Easter greetings Wilujeng paskah
Birthday greetings Wilujeng tepang taun
One language is never enough Hiji basa tara cekap
My hovercraft is full of eels
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Phrases and recordings provided by Jasaritin, with corrections by Syauqi Ahmad

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