How Do You Say You Are Welcome in Balinese – Phrase and Pronunciation

Learning about other foreign language is always very interesting. Especially if you have a plan to come to the country. In Indonesia, one of the most famous tourist destination among international travelers is Bali Island. Bali island is a small island near Java island that surrounded by beautiful beach. Bali is also have mount Agung and its surrounding that is very beautiful.

Local people in Bali are already used to meet foreigners, so most of them can speak well in English. However, if you come to Bali, it will be interesting if you can communicate with the locals with a little Balinese that you know.

In this explanation, we will explain to you about how do you say you are welcome in Balinese. In you click this article, you will find about how do you say thank you very much in Balinese. If someone say thank you very much to you, you will reply you are welcome in English. Learn how to say you are welcome in Balinese from explanation below:

People in Bali usually say thank you as “matur suksma” or “suksma”. To reply that, people usually use

  • Suksma mewali (formal and polite form, can be used to communicate with local stranger in Bali)
  • Mewali (more informal and shorter form, can be used to people that we already know)

Here are how people use it in a conversation:

  • A : Matur suksma (thank you very much)

B : Suksma mewali (you are welcome)

  • A : Suskma (thanks)

B : Mewali (you’re welcome) 

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Pronouncing you are welcome in Balinese or suksma mewali is not very difficult.

  • You can say “suksma” in two syllables as “suks-ma” or “suks-me”
  • You can say “suksma” in three syllables as “suk-se-ma” or “suk-se-me”
  • For mewali, you can say it as “me-wa-li”

E in “me” is pronounced similar with e in “paper”

A in “wa” is pronounced similar with a in “jar”

I in “li” is pronounced similar with i in “live”

That’s all about how to say you are welcome in Balinese. I hope the information will be helpful for you during your trip. Thank you for reading.

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