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; Hello. (''informal'') :  . ('' '')
 
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; I'm sorry. :  . ('' '')
 
; I'm sorry. :  . ('' '')
; Goodbye :  . ('' '')
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; Goodbye :  Nana
 
; Goodbye (''informal'') :  . ('' '')
 
; Goodbye (''informal'') :  . ('' '')
 
; I can't speak ''name of language'' [well]. :  [ ]. ('' [ ]'')
 
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Revision as of 21:42, 4 June 2008

Tahitian is the main language of French Polynesia.

Contents

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Here are a few Tahitian useful words you could pick up from a conversation:

  • Aita---------No
  • E------------Yes
  • Fare---------House
  • Ma'a---------Food
  • Maeva--------Welcome
  • Maita'i------How are you?
  • Mauruuru-----Thank you
  • Pape---------Water
  • Tama'a-------Let's eat
  • Tiare--------flower, emblem of Tahiti and her Islands

Basics

Hello. 
ia ora nora
Hello. (informal
. ( )
How are you? 
 ? ( ?)
Fine, thank you. 
. ( )
What is your name? 
 ? ( ?)
My name is ______ . 
______ . ( _____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
. ( )
Please. 
. ( )
Thank you. 
. ( )
You're welcome. 
. ( )
Yes. 
. ( )
No. 
. ( )
Excuse me. (getting attention
. ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
. ( )
I'm sorry. 
. ( )
Goodbye 
Nana
Goodbye (informal
. ( )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
[ ]. ( [ ])
Do you speak English? 
 ? ( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? ( ?)
Help! 
 ! ( !)
Look out! 
 ! ( !)
Good morning. 
. ( )
Good evening. 
. ( )
Good night. 
. ( )
Good night (to sleep
. ( )
I don't understand. 
. ( )
Where is the toilet? 
 ? ( ?)

Problems

Numbers

Time

Clock time

Duration

Days

Months

Writing time and date

Colors

Transportation

Bus and train

Directions

Taxi

Lodging

Money

Eating

Bars

Shopping

Driving

Authority

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Variants

Actions

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In other languages