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Survival Phrases in Makassar and Toraja

After publishing 99 Survival Expressions for Tourists in Bahasa Indonesia, I am compelled to write how to survive in Makassar and Toraja (South Sulawesi, Indonesia) with just some simple phrases.

Survival Phrases: Makassar, South Sulawesi

Here are some phrases for you to notice. They will help you when you are in Makassar - the capital of South Sulawesi, Indonesia.

ENGLISH INDONESIAN MAKASSAR
what is your name? siapa namamu? inai arenta'?
where do you live? dimana kamu tinggal? kemae ki' mantang?
where do you work? dimana kamu bekerja? kemae ki' anjama?
where do you want to go? kamu mau kemana? kemae ki' lampa?
what is this for? apa fungsi (benda) ini? apa guna na anne?
what is this? apa ini? apa anne?
how much does this cost? berapa harga ini? tassiapa hargana anne?
it is too expensive harganya sangat mahal ka'jala'na hargana
the price is fair enough harganya cukup adil cocok ji hargana
is that the best price you can give me? apa itu harga pas? harga pas mi itu?
is bargaining good? apa bisa menawar? kulle ji ditawar?
what are you doing? kamu sedang apa? apa antu ni pare'?
where is the nearest police station? dimana kantor polisi terdekat? kemae kantor polisi anrinne?
where is the nearest hospital? dimana rumah sakit terdekat? kemae balla' garring anrinne?
thank you terima kasih tarima kasi
I am sorry saya minta maaf pamopporanga'
help tolong tolong
excuse me permisi tabe'
good bagus, mantap, oke baji' mi

Survival Phrases: Toraja, South Sulawesi

Toraja is located in the northern part of South Sulawesi - about 330KMs away from Makassar. Here are some phrases that might be helpful if you are in Toraja, South Sulawesi.

*Do you know??? Toraja is famous for its cultural heritage, traditional ceremonies, coffee, and buffalo.

ENGLISH INDONESIAN TORAJA
what is your name? siapa namamu? indanna sangammi?
where do you work? dimana kamu bekerja? umba mi ni ma'jama?
where do you live? dimana kamu tinggal? umba mi ni torro?
where do you want to go? kamu mau kemana? umba la mi ola?
be careful hati-hati di jalan pela-pela ko mi
what is this for? apa fungsi (benda) ini? diapai te? / di patumbai te?
what are you doing? kamu sedang apa? apa ra mi dipogau'?
what is this? apa ini? apa sanganna te? / apa te? / apa disanganni te?
how much does it cost? berapa harga (benda/barang) ini? si pira te? / pira te? / pira allinna te?
help tolong tabe'
sorry maaf tabe'
thank you terima kasih kurre / kurre buda / kurre sumanga'
good bagus, mantap melo'

Do you need more phrases??? Just let me know!