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Surfers Travel vocabulary for indonesia, Bali

A Surfers Travel vocabulary for indonesia. Surfers talk and useful phrases for Bali

Indonesian Language and vocabulary

Indonesia is the 4th most populous country in the world and 140 Million people in the world speak Bahasa Indonesia. Even though many people in Bali are comfortable with basic English, the language barrier can be a hassle sometimes. Indonesian is a artificial language, so it is easy to built simple sentences, without having much knowledge of the grammar. In addition there are a lot of loan words (fe. 10000 from dutch).

Bahasa Indonesia for Surfers

No matter if you're from Australia, South America, Europe or any other place in the world, if you are interestes in languages in general, you can generally adapt some Indonesian language skills pretty fast. A few words in the mother tongue may help you with your daily life or at least earn you a friendly smile and a gesture of respect here in Bali. If you travel on to Java, Sumatra, Lombok or other parts of Indonesia, it might also help a lot, when you ask the local surfers about for the conditions at their local break.

Basic indonesian words and phrases

English

Bahasa Indoesia

Good

Bagus

Rice

Nasi

Take away

Bungkus

Good morning

Selamat pagi

Good day

Selamat siang

Good Afternoon

Selamat Sore

Goodbye

Selamat Tingal

Good evening

Selamat malam

Thank you…

Terima kasih…

…Very much

…banyak

Your welcome

Sama Sama

Please (requesting)

Tolong

Please (offering)

Silakan

Excuse me

Ma’af

How are you?

Apa kabar

I’m fine

Baik Baik

My name is

Nama saya

What’s your name?

Siapa nama Anda?

Where are you from?

Dari mana?

I am from…

Saya orang…

Where do you live

Anda tinggal di mana

I don’t understand

Saya tidak mengerti

Sorry

Maaf

The menu please

Tolong daftar makanannya

I would like to eat.

Saya mau makan.

Can I have a…?

Boleh saya minta…?

Enjoy your meal.

Selamat makan.

Cheers

Selamat minum

I would like to pay

Saya mau bayar

Was does it cost?

Berapa harganya?

Where is …?

Di mana …?

Wave

Ombak

Swell

Gelombang

Left

Kiri

Right

Kanan

Rock

Batu

Reef

Batu karang

Water

Air

Is this the road to…?

Apa ini jalan ke…?

I wanna buy…

Saya mau membeli…

Too expensive for me

Ini terlalu mahal

See you later

Sampai jumpa lagi

Have a good trip

Selamat jalan

No worries

Tidak apa apa

Yes

Ya

No

Bukan / Tidak (with verb)

Do you have?

Ada?

No thanks.

Tidak mau.

Make a better price

Doctor

Apa boleh kurang

Dokter

What is this?

Apa ini?

One

Satu

Two

Three

Four

Dua

Tiga

Empat

Fünf

Lima

Six

Enam

Seven

Tujuh

Eight

Delapan

Nine

Sembilan

Ten

Se-puluh

Eleven

Se-belas

Twelve

Dua-belas

Twenty

Dua-puluh

Thirty

Tiga belas

Hundred

Se-ratus

Two Hundred

Dua-ratus

Thousand

Se-ribu

Two Thousand

Dua-ribu

Monday

Senin

Dienstag

Selasa

Mittwoch

Rabu

Donnerstag

Kamis

Freitag

Jumat

Samstag

Sabtu

Sonntag

Minggu

When?

Kapa?

Where?

Dimana?

Boyfriend/Girlfriend

Kapar

Foreigner

Touris

Friend

Teman

Man/Women

Second

minute

Boat

Laki-Laki/Wanita

detik

menit

perahu

Our Staff tries to teach our guests some words here and there (if you’re interested), but if you really wanna learn some Indonesian, let us know, so we can arrange your surf sessions around your lessons, for example at Cinta Bahasa , right around the corner in Canggu.

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