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Mr and Ms White in pictures – ‘Purple’

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)!

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Translation:

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

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Mr and Ms White in pictures – ‘Say It Again!’

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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.

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Translation:

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’

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