The trick to say it right is simple – just close your nose or imagine you’ve got a cold. Because the -ng- in word ungu (purple) sounds exactly like that. Try it, and impress your Indonesian friends, by speaking as an orang asli (local)!
Makasih, sayang – Thank you, honey
Kamu suka bunga warna ungu ya – You like a purple [colour] flower, right?
Bunga – Flower
Oh, kamu mengucapkan kata ‘ungu’ sudah dengan benar – Oh, you pronounce (say) the word ‘ungu’ already correctly
Hanya karena hidung aku tutup… – Only because my nose is closed…
Sorry for being away for a while. Since I happened to drop my mobile phone and couldn’t use the application to create new comics, it was time to learn to do it in more proper way. Here’s a scene from Ubud market that Ms White happened to visit these days.
Ibu mau ke mana ya? – Where are you going, miss?
Ibu, bu – mother, but also commonly used for any lady, mostly elder, but not necessarily
Tapi ibu sudah bilang ‘mari, bu’ … – But you (Mrs) already said farewell
Mari… – Let’s go! (also: Mari, yuk!) An informal way to send someone to the road or greet someone on track, e.g when hiking
Bukan ‘mari, bu’, tapi lima ribu lagi, bu! – Not a farewell, but ‘five thousand more’