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Learning words and simple phrases in Balinese

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Letters in the language of Bali
Hello, Om Swastiastu.
Kenken kabare?

Every nation must have its own language, the language of conversation and the national language or official languages ​​used in the country, there is even an official language for business and government, as well as the language used in the in the united nations.

Singapore chose English as the official language for business and government, though in Singapore we will meet people who speak Chinese, Mandarin, Malay, Indonesian, and Indian languages. Just for information, Indonesia is very fortunate, since October 28, 1928 has vowed to Indonesia because the Indonesian language has hundreds of local languages ​​and hundreds of dialects. The decision was very wise and done before Indonesia's independence in 1945.

If no such oath, you can imagine the chaos that would occur in Indonesia, which has a lot of tribes, languages​​, dialects, local culture and character are also different, even different religions. If you are in Europe, there is a country to the present fuss and fight about the use of language, the country is Belgium. The country is split into users Dutch and French, and so many problems that occur. You also encounter similar problems in Canada, namely the struggle for influence between English and French.


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Greetings in Balinese. Image: justgmi.blogspot.com

Well, we go back to the title of this article. I want to give you some simple words and phrases if you are on holiday to Bali, a tropical paradise a dream of many people around the world. 

Bali is one of Indonesia's provinces of the country is very unique because it has its own language and writing, but is only used for local public conversation and of course to support the arts and culture of Bali, which is based on tradition and the Hindu doctrine. The official language for business and government use Indonesian course.

One word of greeting in Bali that you need to memorize is: Om Swastiastu. If you go to India, then you would say Namaste, if you're on vacation in Hawaii then you say hello: Aloha, as well as other countries certainly have an important greeting you memorize and recite that meet local community. They will be very happy to hear you say hello when you meet the locals.

Following this, if you are in Bali, than you remember them with greetings: Om Swastiastu, then there are some words you should know, so that you will be readily familiar with the Balinese.

OM Swastiastu meaning is "May there is in good shape thanks to the grace of God the Merciful". or May God Bless You. 


English                                   Indonesian                    Balinese
Good morning                        Selamat pagi                Rahajeng Semeng
Good afternoon                      Selamad siang
Good evening                         Selamat malam            Rahajeng wengi

How are you                           Apa kabar                     Punapi gatre
Where do you stay?              Tinggal dimana?           Ring dije meneng?
Beautiful                                 Cantik                            Jegeg                                                            
No problem                            Tidak masalah             Ten kenapi / Sing Ken Ken
I am just joking                       Saya bercanda            Tyang mecande
I                                                Saya                             Tyang
Here                                        Disini                             Driki
There                                      Disana                           Drike
This                                         Ini                                   Niki
That                                         Itu                                   Nike
Sorry                                       Maaf                              Ampure
Yes                                         Iya                                   Nggih
No                                          Tidak                              Nenten
Eat                                         Makan                            Ngajeng
Sleep                                     Tidur                               Sirep
Take a bath                           Mandi                             Mesiram


Salt                                           Garam                          Uyah
Shrimp                                      Udang                          Udang

Chicken                                    Ayam                            Siyap
Cow                                           Sapi                              Sampi
Pork                                           Babi                             Celeng

Matur Suksma and have a fantastic holiday in Bali. 


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