10 Balinese words You should know

Do you want to visit Bali? Yuph Bali is known as the heaven of tourism which is located in Indonesia. Bali belongs to the first destination for the tourists both local tourists and foreign tourists who comes to Indonesia. There are many attractions and tourism places which can be visited. When it comes to Bali, you not only find the beautiful tourism places in Bali, but also you will be welcomed by the local citizens. You face the friendly and warm welcoming from the local citizens. Because of that reasons, it is better for you to have a little bit of Balinese language or bahasa Indonesia to welcome back the local citizens.

Knowing a little bit Balinese language and Bahasa Indonesia will give more advantage. When you are in lost, you can ask the local citizens to get the right directions. However, some local citizens do not understand what you say in English so that mastering Balinese language can be an advanced. Besides that, having a knowledge of local language also give you better ways in bargaining the stuffs you buy in the traditional market. Most of the sellers there use local language when selling their stuffs. Here are some local languages which can be used when you are in Bali.

Matur suksma (Thank you)
The first word which can be used when you have already been helped by the local citizens is saying matur suksma or thank you. These words can be delivered for those who have already had help for example after getting the right directions when you are in lost.

Kude ajine? (how much?)
The second word can be used when you are in the market and you want to ask the price for the particular stuffs. If you want to know the price, you can ask ‘kude ajine?’ toward the sellers. It is better for memorizing the words as this word will be so helpful when you are in market and want to buy something.

Wah ja’an ne (it’s so delicious)
The third word which can be used when you are in Bali is wah ja’an ne (it is delicious). This word can be delivered for those who want to deliver its praise of the delicious foods. When you taste delicious for the foods, you can use this word

Meme (mother)
Another word which should be known for the tourists in memek. This word may sounds weird for the people outsides Bali. This word means the calling word for mother. You can use this words for calling the elder Balinese women.

Ajik (father)
Besides memek, another word which should be known is ajik. This word means father and you can use this word for calling the elder Balinese men.

Bli (brother)
Another word in Balinese language which can be used when you want to welcome your brother is using bli. Bli means that the elder brother. You can use this word for greeting the Balinese men in the similar age with you.

Gek (sister)
on the other word, when you want to greet both elder and younger sister, you can use ‘gek’ for welcoming the Balinese girls.

Sing (no)
Another word which can be known for the tourists is seng. This word can be used when you want to express your rejection. For example, when you want to buy something and the seller give you the wrong stuff, you can say ‘seng’

Liu-liu (much)
Another words which can be used in liu-liu which means ‘much’. This word can also be used when you are in market.

Bedik-bedik ( little)
In contrast with liu-liu, you can use ‘bedek-bedek’ when you want to say ‘little’.

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