Sundanese Phrases

The Sundanese phrases are helpful because they are used daily. Below we picked expressions that a new learner will find useful. We included the audio as well. This is a better way to learning. Learn only what you need. We start with greetings and introduction.

Hi: hei
What is your name?: dupi nami teh saha?
Nice to meet you: abdi bungah pendak sareng anjeun.
How are you?: kumaha damang?
I'm good, thanks: abdi sae, hatur nuhun.
And you?: sawalerna?

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More questions about language and age:

Do you speak (English/Sundanese)?: anjeun tiasa basa sunda?
Does she speak Chinese?: anjeuna tiasa nyarios basa cina?
A little bit: mung sakedik
How old are you?: dupi yuswa sabaraha?
I'm 33 years old: abdi tilupuluh tilu taun.
It was nice talking to you: abdi resep ngobrol sareng 'anjeun'.

If you don't understand something, this will be your secret weapon:

What do you mean?: maksadna naon?
I don't understand: abdi henteu ngartos.
I don't know: abdi teu terang.
Sorry: punten
What is that called in Sundanese?: eta teh bahasa sundana naon?
What does that word mean in English?: eta bahasa inggrisna naon?

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More personal information about origins and profession:

Where are you from?: dupi kawit ti mana?
I'm from the U.S: abdi ti amerika.
I'm American: abdi orang amerika.
Where do you live?: dupi linggih palih mana?
I live in the U.S: abdi linggih di amerika.
What do you do for a living?: dupi padamelan kana naon?
I'm a student: abdi sakola keneh.

Offering or asking for help and giving directions:

Can I help you?: aya nu tiasa dibantos?
Can you help me?: tiasa nganbatosan abdi?
Where is the airport?: di palih mana bandara teh?
Go straight: teras wae lempeng.
Then: saatosna
Turn left: mengkol ka kenca
Turn right: mengkol ka katuhu


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Good wishes in Sundanese in holidays and occasions:

Happy birthday: wilujeng tepang taun
Happy new year: wilujeng taun enggal
Merry Christmas: wilujeng natalan
Good luck: mugi-mugi hasil
Congratulations: wilujeng

Sundanese expressions commonly used when traveling or buying:

I have a reservation: abdi parantos pesen.
Do you have rooms available?: aya keneh kamar nu sadia?
I would like a non-smoking room: abdi hoyong kamar nu tanpa rokok
How much it costs per night?: dupi saweungina sabaraha?
Waiter: palayan.
How much is this?: sabaraha ieu pangaosna?
What is this?: ieu naon?

Survival phrases considered to be important in emergencies:

Are you okay?: anjeun teu kunanaon?
I need a doctor: abdi peryogi ka dokter
Help: tulung
Call the ambulance: telepon ambulan
Call the police: telepon polisi.
I am sick: abdi nuju teu damang.

These Sundanese phrases can be used in a variety of conversations. If you have already visited our Sundanese Vocabulary and Sundanese Grammar, you might want to visit our Sundanese Flashcards to practice what you learned.

Sundanese Vocabulary

Sundanese Grammar


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Did you know? Phrases are the combination of the use of vocabulary and grammar. Mastering the vocabulary and grammar can result in the ability to make useful Sundanese phrases.