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Tahitian phrasebook

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Tahitian is the main language of French Polynesia.

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

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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 orana
Hello. (informal
. ( )
How are you? 
 ? (Maita'i oe?)
Fine, thank you. 
. (Maruuru)
What is your name? 
 ? (O vai to oe io'a?)
My name is ______ . 
______ . ( _____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
. ( )
Please. 
. ( )
Thank you. 
. (Mauruuru)
You're welcome. 
. ( )
No problem. 
(Aita pe'a'pe'a).
Yes. 
. (E, oia )
No. 
. (Aita )
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? 
 ? (Ua ite oe i te parau Marite?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? ( ?)
Help! 
 ! ( !)
Look out! 
 ! ( !)
Good morning. 
. ( )
Good evening. 
. ( )
Good night. 
. ( )
Good night (to sleep
. ('taoto maitai' )
I don't understand. 
. (Aita i papu ia'u )
Where is the toilet? 
 ? ( ?)

Problems

Numbers

1 - ho‘e

2 - piti

3 - toru

4 - maha

5 - pae

6 - ono

7 - hitu

8 - va'u

9 - iva

10 - ho'e 'ahuru

11 - ho'e 'ahuru ma ho‘e

20 - piti 'ahuru

50 - pae 'ahuru

100 - ho‘e hanere

200 - piti hanere

500 - pae hanere

1000 - ho'e tauatini

2000 - piti tauatini

5000 - pae tauatini

10000 - ‘ahuru tauatini

100000 - ho'e hanere tauatini

1,000,000 - ho‘e miriona

Time

Clock time

Duration

Days

Mon.Monire,Tues.Mahana Piti,Wed.Mahana Toru,Thur.Mahana maha,Fri. Mahana pae, Sat.Mahana ma'a,Sun.Tapati

Months

Writing time and date

Colors

red: 'ura

green: matie

yellow: re'are'a

white: 'uo'uo

black: 'ere'ere

brown: rava

Transportation

Bus and train

Directions

Taxi

Lodging

Money

moni

Eating

Bars

Fare inura'a

Shopping

Driving

Authority

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Variants

Actions

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