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Fijian phrasebook

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Fijian is the main language of Fiji.

Pronunciation guide[edit]

Vowels[edit]

Consonants[edit]

Common diphthongs[edit]

Phrase list[edit]

Basics[edit]

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Hello. 
Ni Sa Bula (Nee-Sa-mBoolah )
Hello. ("addressing a chief") 
Ni Sa Bula Vinaka Saka
Hello. (informal
Bula . ( )literally means "life"
How are you? (informal)
Sa vakacava tiko? (Sa Vaka-tha-va tiko?)
Are you doing well? (formal)
Bulabula vinaka o'kemuni? ("mboo-lah-mboo-lah vee-na-ka o-keh-moo-ni?")
Fine, thank you. 
Sa Bula Bula Vinaka Tiko, set tiko is the most common phrase ( )
What is your name? 
O cei na yacamu? (Oh-they na ya-tha-moo?)
My name is ______ . 
Na yacaqu o ______ . (Na ya-tha-ngu oh _____ .)
Nice to see you again. 
sa dede gai laurai iko . ( )
Please. 
Kerekere. (kerry-kerry)
Thank you. 
Vinaka. ( )
Thank you very much. 
Vinaka vakalevu. ( )
You're welcome. 
Vinaka. ( )
Yes. 
Io . (Ee-yo )
No. 
Sega. (Senga)
Excuse me. (getting attention
cupped clap called an obo . (ombo )
Excuse me. Tulo 
. (too-low )
I'm sorry. 
Vosoti au. (vo-so-chee ow)
Goodbye 
Moce mada. (Mo-they manda)
Goodbye (informal
Moce. (Mo-they )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
Au sega ni vosa vei Viti []. ( [ ])
Do you speak English? 
E rawa beka mo vosa vakavalagi? ( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
E dua beka eke rawa ni vosa vakavalagi? ( ?)
Help! 
Vuke! ( !)
Look out! 
Raica! (Rai-tha!)
Good morning. 
Yadra . (yandra)
Good evening. 
. (yakavi vinaka )
Good night. 
. ('moce vinaka' )
Good night (to sleep
Moce (mo-they)
I don't know. 
Au sega ni kila. (Ow sa senga nee kee-la)
Where is the bathroom? 
Sa tiko e vei na ivalelailai? (')
I am going to shower. 
Sa lako i na vale ni sili (Na valé ni seeli) I (ee) for inside, ki for outside
Good Bye (polite) 
Sa moce vinaka ("Mo-they")
No Worries 
E sega na Lega ("Senga-na-lenga")
How Much? 
E Vica (Eh-vee-tha)
See you again 
Sota Tale (Soh-tah-tah-lay),
Gay 
quori (gouw-ry), pufta (Australian adopted word)
That's a pity 
Isa
Where are you going? 
O lako i vie?
Yesterday 
enanoa
Tomorrow 
nimataka
Movie 
yaloyalo
I'm going now
Au sa luko mada
Why? 
Baleta?

Problems[edit]

Gomega

Numbers[edit]

- 1  - Dua 
- 2  - Rua 
- 3  - Tolu
- 4  - Va
- 5  - Lima
- 6  - Ono
- 7  - Vitu
- 8  - Walu
- 9  - Ciwa
- 10 - Tini
- 11 - Tinikadua
- 12 - Tinikarua
- 20 - Rua saga vulu
- 21 - Ruasagavulu ka dua
- 30 - Tolu saga vulu
- 40 - Va saga vulu
- 50 - Lima saga vulu
- 100 - E dua na drau
- 500 - E lima na drau
- 1000 - Udolu
- 5000 - Lima saga udolu

Time[edit]

What time is it now? 
Sa vica na kaloko?

Clock time[edit]

Duration[edit]

Days[edit]

Day(s) 
Siga,
Monday 
Moniti (moh-nee-tee)
Tuesday 
Tusiti (too-see-tee)
Wednesday 
vukelulu (voo-ke-loo-loo)
Thursday 
Lotulevu- (loh-too-leh-voo)
Friday 
Vakaraubuka (vah-kah-ra-oo-boo-kah)
Saturday 
Vakarauwai (vah-ka-ra-oo-wah-ee)
Sunday 
Sigatabu (sing-a-tah-mboo)

Months[edit]

January 
Janueri
February 
Feperueri
March 
Maji
April 
Epereli
May 
Me
June 
June
July 
Julai
August 
Okosita
September 
Sepiteba
October 
Okotva
November 
Noveba
December 
Tiseba

Writing time and date[edit]

Colors[edit]

Damudamu 
red
Drokadroka 
green
Davudavu 
grey
Lokaloka 
purple
Masikuvui 
brown
Sininauanaua 
orange
Kerakaraua 
blue
Dromodromo 
yellow
Loaloa 
black
Vulavula 
white

Transportation[edit]

Bus and train[edit]

I will catch a bus 
Au na vodo basi. (Ao na vondo mbasi)

Directions[edit]

Taxi[edit]

Lodging[edit]

Money[edit]

money 
ilavo
I don't have any money 
E sega na noqu ilavo
How much does it cost? 
E vica na kena isau?

Eating[edit]

I'm going to eat 
O lai kana
Come and eat (you two) 
Drua mai kana!
Come and eat (you group) 
Dou mai kana!
Come and eat (you many, or respectful to one) 
Ni mai kana!

Bars[edit]

Shopping[edit]

Shopping 
Volivoli
I'm going shopping 
Au lai volivoli

Driving[edit]

Authority[edit]

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