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LEARNING SUNDANESE DAILY VOCABULARY AND ITS MEANING (RECOMMENDED) PART 1

Hatur Nuhun: Thank You
Kumaha, Damang? : How, Healthy? (Asking for news)
Geulis Pisan: Beautiful
Naon, ciing? : Can you guess?

The above phrase is only a small part of the phrase that Sunda people often say in everyday life and may also be familiar in your ears. Having heard it in a movie dialogue or have heard it directly from a friend from Sundanese.
Kang Emil (Indesia Politician) as Sundanese


FACTS ABOUT SUNDA LANGUAGES

Before discussing learning learning Sundanese language further, it helps you to know some of the following as initial information.

 Sundanese language is used most of the population of West Java is the second largest language in Indonesia after the Java language and has 42 million people speakers.
Sundanese language is divided into 3 levels, smooth, ordinary (loma) and rough. I simply divide it into formal and informal languages.
Formal categories are used for older people or strangers. and Informal Languages ​​you can use on friends who are already familiar.

Example:

> Rék kamana? Where to go (Informal).

> Badé kamana? Where to go (formal).

You can use this phrase, for example, when you meet people in your new neighborhood, to just make small talk.

"Badé kamana, sir / bu?" (Where to go, sir / bu)

It is recommended not to use informal sentences;

"Rék kamana, sir / bu? "(Where to go, sir / bu)

Although it has the same meaning, but the word "rek (kamana)" seems impolite when used on people we do not know.

CALL ON SOMEBODY IN SUNDA LANGUAGE

The mention of people in Sundanese; when in English there is a word sir or Mr. in Sundanese there are also the words AA and Tétéh. The word AA and teteh are actually used for the polite call of a younger brother to his brother.

AA for elder brother and Tétéh for elder sister, but in practice this word is used to call to people who are older age or we respect.

There are also other Sundanese calls, including;

»Uwa for men or women who become older siblings of parents.
»Aunt to sister woman from parent, or wife of your parents brother.
»Amang / Emang is the name for the younger brother of your parents.
»Neneng / Neng is a call for small children (women).
»Ujang / Jang is a call for a small child (male).

In practice the word neng and ujang is also used as an older person's call to the younger ones. So, even though we are already 20 years old, people who are older than you sometimes still call you "neng / ujang".

»Abah is the name for Dad.
»Ema is the name for Mother.

In practice the word Abah and Ema can also be pinned to Grandma or Grandpa or also to elders or respected parents.

»Akang / Kang is usually used as a wife's call for her husband.

But it can also be used to call on someone older or respected or for a familiar calling someone, the same function as Aa.

There are so many Sundanese figures who pinned the word AA / Kang as his nickname; AA Gym. Aa Boxer, Kang Ibing, and Kang Emil.

OTHER DAILY SUNDANESE VOCABULARY

Excuse me : Punten
Thank You : Hatur Nuhun
How are you ? : Kumaha, Damang?
Beautiful : Geulis
Handsome : Kasép

Do not Forget: Tong Hilap,
Where are you going? : Badé Kamana? / Rék Kamana
What are you doing? :  Nuju Naon / Keur Naon.
How : Kumaha
Why / What : Kunaon / Naon
When : Iraha
Who (You) : Saha (Anjeun / Manéh / Didinya)
Where : Timana
Where : Kamana

A Little More : Sakedap Deui / Sakedeung Deui
Now : Ayeuna
Yesterday : Kamari
Tomorrow : Isukan

TO BE CONTINUED TO PART 2

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