A collection of useful phrases in Balinese (Basa Bali), a Malayo-Polynesian language spoken mainly in Bali in Indonesia.
Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal
|Hello (General greeting)||Swastyastu
Om swastyastu (May peace be with you)
|Hello (on phone)|
|How are you?||Punapi gatrané?
Ken ken kabare?
|Reply to 'How are you?'||Becik
Iyang becik-becik kewanten
Men yie ken-ken?
|Long time no see|
|What's your name?||Sira wastané?
|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 night||Rahajeng wengi|
|Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
|Have a nice day|
|Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
|Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
|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?|
|How much is this?||Aji kuda niki?|
|Thank you||Suksema (inf)
Matur suksema (frm)
|Reply to thank you||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|
|Leave me alone!|
|Call the police!|
|New Year greetings|
|Birthday greetings||Swasti wanti warsa
Rahajeng wanti warsa
|One language is never enough|
|My hovercraft is full of eels|
Some phrases provided by Moshe Ash
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