In this article we’ll be outlining one of the most useful travel tips if you want to explore Bali. The basic phrases used in Bali, and how to use them in context. One of the most helpful travel tips to make your way around Bali is by knowing and recognizing the common Balinese and Indonesian phrases used by the locals. By learning these, you’ll at least be able to communicate your basic intentions. This comes in handy when you’re looking for directions, ordering food, bargaining with the locals in the shops and markets and so much more.
Some of the first phrases you should learn are how to greet the locals properly. Below is a list of basic greetings:
Below are some mannerisms to incorporate into your jargon to help blend in with the locals and show that you respect them:
Here are some common conversational phrases to memorize for when you encounter locals along your journey:
It’s also worth noting that you can add the phrase “tolong” (which translates to “please”) to add manners to your request. Knowing a bit of Indonesian or Balinese can go a long way to aid your travels in Bali. It’s useful for transportation, negotiation, bargaining, asking for directions and so much more. It is a convenient skill to learn and one you should consider picking up before you go out and explore. Our friendly staff at Sun Island Bali can also give you some travel tips and hints regarding the local phrases and how to pronounce them. Don’t hesitate to approach any of our team! Sun Island Bali is located in the heart of beachfront Kuta. Make sure to book your reservations directly in advance to ensure we get a perfect room for you!