• two
duwa; ro
Northern Form
Unknown [edit]

Usage Examples

Menyama ajake dadua.
[example 1]
I have two brothers.

Tiang ngerereh kamar dadua.
I am looking for two rooms.

Nggih, Me, tiang numbas kalih ukud?
May I buy two, Ma'am?

Baong dadua; maka dadua negen.
[example 2]
Two necks; both carry a load on a pole.


The word “baong” really means “neck”, but it is often used in ordinary conversation to mean shoulder. “Negen” means to carry a load on a pole. “Pala” is the usual word for “shoulder”, because you can shift the load to the other side to rest. But, with two poles you cannot do this. Used if there is heavy work in the family. Used when the work is in two sections or if the work is split into two parts.

  1. Agus Putu Pranayoga
  2. F. Eiseman, Proverbs. 1987