Sundanese Vocabulary

The Sundanese vocabulary is the backbone for learning. Below we picked 70% of the most commonly used words. Therefore memorizing them will give you a 70% boost in the language. This is the smarter way of online learning. Learn only what you need. We start with commonly used numbers.

One: hiji Two: dua Three: tilu
Four: opat Five: lima Six: genep
Seven: tujuh Eight: dalapan Nine: salapan
Ten: sapuluh First: kahiji Second: kadua

Time Expressions

Days of the week and time expressions:

Monday: senen Tuesday: salasa Wednesday: rebo
Thursday: kemis Friday: juma'ah Saturday: saptu
Sunday: minggon Now: ayeuna Yesterday: kamari
Today: dinten ayeuna Tonight: wengi ayeuna Tomorrow: enjing


Most popular fruits and vegetables:

Fruits: bubuahan Apples: apel
Bananas: cau Tomatoes: tomat
Potatoes: kentang Onions: bawang beureum

Colors that we think are very important to remember:

Red: beureum Green: hejo Blue: bulao
White: bodas Black: hideung Grey: hawuk

Some words related to food:

Breakfast: sarapan Lunch: ngawadang
Dinner: tuang weungi Milk: susu
Coffee: kopi Bread: roti


Weather terms and sensations:

Sunny: caang Windy: ngangin Rainy: hujan
Snowy: nyalju Cold: tiis Hot: panas

Words related to family and relatives:

Boy: murangkalih pameget/budak lalaki Girl: murangkalih istri/budak awewe
Son: murangkalih pameget Daughter: murangkalih istri
Brother: raka/rayi pameget Sister: raka/rayi istri
Man: pameget Woman: istri
Father: pun bapa Mother: pun ibu
Grandfather: aki Grandmother: nini

Locations in the house which are talked about more during the day:

House: rorompok Toilet: jamban Room: kamar
Bedroom: kamar Kitchen: dapur Table: meja

Animals and pets popular to everyone:

Cat: ucing Dog: anjing Mouse: beurit
Bird: manuk Cow: sapi Horse: kuda

The clothes most worn by most people:

Socks: kaos kaki Shoes: sapatu Trousers: lancingan
Shirt: kaos Sweater: acuk haneut Coat: jas

Most popular languages in the world:

English: basa inggris French: basa perancis German: jerman
Spanish: basa spanyol Italian: basa itali Portuguese: basa portugis
Greek: basa yunani Russian: basa rusia Arabic: basa arab
Hindi: basa hindi Chinese: basa cina Japanese: basa jepang


Travel Vocabulary

Most popular terms when traveling:

Taxi: taksi Bus: beus
Hotel: hotel Reservation: pemesanan
Airport: bandara Passport: paspor

Words you can use in class or talking about school:

Student: siswa Teacher: guru Pen: pulpen
Books: buku-buku Page: halaman Dictionary: kamus

Body parts which are talked about more often:

Hand: panangan Feet: dampal sampean Hair: rambut
Eye: soca Mouth: baham Nose: pangambung

Emergency vocabulary to ask for help or offer help when needed:

Ambulance: ambulan Doctor: dokter
Hospital: rumah sakit Pharmacy: apotek
Police: polisi Stomach Ache: nyeuri patuangan

As you can see, this Sundanese vocabulary is something you will need every day. You can use our Vocabulary Trainer to help you memorize these words.

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Did you know? People use only a small amount of their vocabulary on a daily basis. The rest of the words are either unused or not used often.