Thursday, 3 January 2013

Brunei Language

Brunei people
Brunei people
About Brunei Darussalam language, Bahasa Melayu (Malay) is the Brunei Darussalam official language, but English is widely spoken. Mandarin, Chinese dialects and native languages of Borneo are also spoken by segments of the population.

Any small effort to demonstrate your enthusiasm for learning Brunei’s culture will be most appreciated by the Bruneians, who have a deep respect for their centuries-rich Malay culture.

While no Bruneian expects a visitor to have mastered the Malay language and most speak at least conversational English, a few useful words and phrases will help make your stay even more enjoyable.

Good morning
Selamat Pagi
Good afternoon
Selamat Petang
Good night
Selamat Malam
Thank you
Terimah Kasih
You’re welcome
What is your name?
Siapa Nama Awda?
My name is …
Nama saya …
Excuse me
Maafkan saya
How much?
Where is the toilet?
Di mana tandas?
I want to go …
Saya mahu pergi ke …
Turn right
Belok ke kanan
Turn left
Belok ke kiri
Go straight
Jalan terus

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