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Madurese or simply Madura (known natively as Bhasa Madhura) is a language spoken predominantly by the Madurese people, native to the Indonesian island of Madura.

Pronunciation guideEdit

VowelsEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Common diphthongsEdit

Phrase listEdit

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BasicsEdit

Gloss Orthographics Phonetics Information
my book tang buku

bukuna sèngko’

[taŋ buku]

[bukuna sɛŋkɔʔ]

taŋ is a possessive marker of first person


{-na} possessive marker

your book bukuna bâ’na [bukuna bɐʔna]
Rani’s book bukuna Rani [bukuna Rani]
new bike sapèdâ anyar [sapɛdɐ aɲar]
new clothes kalambhi anyar [kalambʰi aɲar]
big house bengko rajâ [bəŋkɔ rɐɉɐ]
Hello.
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Hello. (informal)
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How are you?
Bârâmma kabhârrâ ? [bɐrɐmma kabʰɐrrɐ ?]
Fine, thank you.
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What is your name?
Sapa nyamana bâ’na ? [sapa ɲamana bɐʔna ?]
My name is ______ .
Tang nyama _____ [taŋ ɲama ____] : Nyamana sèngko’ ____ [ɲamana sɛŋkɔʔ ____]
Nice to meet you.
Senneng atemmo bân ba’na [sənnəŋ atəmmɔ bɐn bɐʔna]
Please.
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Thank you.
Kalangkong [kalaŋkɔŋ]
You're welcome.
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Yes.
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No.
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Excuse me. (getting attention)
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Excuse me. (begging pardon)
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I'm sorry.
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Goodbye
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Goodbye (informal)
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I can't speak Madurese [well].
Sèngko’ ta’ patè bisa abhâsa Madhurâ. [sɛŋkɔʔ taʔ patɛ bisa abʰɐsa Madʰurɐ]
Do you speak English?
Bâ’na abhâsa Inggris? [bɐʔna abʰɐsa iŋrɪs ?]
Is there someone here who speaks English?
Apa bâḍâ sè bisa abhâsa Inggris è ḍiyâ? [apa bɐɖɐ sɛ bisa abʰɐsa iŋrɪs ɛ ɖiyɐ ?]
Help!
! ( !)
Look out!
! ( !)
Good morning.
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Good evening.
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Good night.
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Good night (to sleep)
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I don't understand.
Sèngko’ ta’ ngartè. [sɛŋkɔʔ taʔ ŋartɛ]
Where is the toilet?
? ( ?)

ProblemsEdit

NumbersEdit

TimeEdit

Clock timeEdit

DurationEdit

DaysEdit

Gloss Orthographics Phonetics Information
Monday Sennin [sennin]
Tuesday Salasa [salasa]
Wednesday Rebbu [rəbbu]
Thursday Kemmis [kəmmis]
Friday Juma’at [jumaʔãt]
Saturday Setto [səttɔ]
Sunday Ahad [ãhãd]

MonthsEdit

Writing time and dateEdit

ColorsEdit

Gloss Orthographics Phonetics Information
black celleng [cəlləŋ]
white potè [pɔtɛ]
red mèra [mɛra]
blue bungo [buŋɔ]
yellow konèng [kɔnɛŋ]
green bhiru [bʰiru]
orange kalak [kalak]
pink mèra ngodâ [mɛra ŋɔdɐ]
purple bungo terrong [buŋɔ tərrɔŋ]

TransportationEdit

Gloss Orthographics Phonetics Information
pedicab pèca, [pɛcaʔ]
car motor [mɔtɔr]
motorbike sapèdâ motor [sapɛdɐ mɔtɔr]
ships kapal tasè’ [kapal tasɛʔ]
airplane kapal terbang [kapal tərbaŋ]
bicycle sapèdâ [sapɛdɐ]
bus bis [bɪs]
train seppur [səppʊr]

Bus and trainEdit

DirectionsEdit

Gloss Orthographics Phonetics Information
north dâjâ [dɐɉɐ]
northwest bârâ’ dâjâ [bɐrɐʔ dɐɉɐ]
west bârâ’ [bɐrɐʔ]
southwest bârâ’ lao’ [bɐrɐʔ laɔʔ]
south lao’ [laɔʔ]
southeast mor lao’ [mɔr laɔʔ]
east tèmor [tɛmɔr]
northeast mor dâjâ [mɔr dɐɉɐ]

TaxiEdit

LodgingEdit

MoneyEdit

EatingEdit

BarsEdit

ShoppingEdit

DrivingEdit

AuthorityEdit

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