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Fijian phrasebook

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Fijian is the main language of Fiji. So fijian is a pretty hard language to speak like sometimes the letter "C" is pronounced as "th" it's pretty hard because only some words in Fijian that has "C" is pronounced like that and a few are just C so if your new at speaking Fijian or your just learning you have to know which is which.

Hi in Fijian is Bula.

Pronunciation guide[edit]

Vowels[edit]

• a - as in father

• e - as in day

• i - as in see

• o - as in October

• u - as in oops

Consonants[edit]

b - pronounced "mb" as in number c - pronounced "th" as in this d - pronounced "nd" as in land g - pronounced "ng" as in thing j - pronounced "ch" as in chill q - pronounced "ng" as in longer


Examples: Beqa - pronounced as "mbenga" Caqalai - pronounced as "thangalai" Nadi - pronounced "Nandi Sega - pronounced "senga" Moce - pronounced as "mothay"

Common diphthongs[edit]

Phrase list[edit]

Basics[edit]

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Good Morning
Ni Sa Yadra ("Nee-Sa-YahNdra")
Hello. 
Ni Sa Bula (Nee-Sa-mBoolah )
Hello. ("addressing a chief") 
Ni Sa Bula Vinaka Saka
Hello. (informal
Bula . (mboolah)literally means "life"
How are you? (informal)
Dou bulabula vinaka tiko? (Doe mboolahmboolah veenahkah teekoh?)
Are you doing well? (formal)
O ni bulabula vinaka tiko? ("o nee mboo-lah-mboo-lah vee-na-kah teekoh?")
Fine, thank you. 
Io, au/keitou bulabula vinaka tiko ( )
What is this?
Na cava beka qo? ("Nah- the-var-mbeKa-nQo
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 _____ .)
Its been awhile since you came around. 
sa dede o ni qai laurai tale . ( )
Please. 
Kerekere. (kerre-kerre)
Thank you. 
Vinaka. (Veenahkah )
Thank you very much. 
Vinaka vakalevu. (veenahkah vahkah-lay-voo )
Thank you for the food. : Veenahkah na kahkahnah
You're welcome. 
Vinaka. ( )
Yes. 
Io . (Ee-yo )
No. 
Sega. (Senga)
Excuse me. (getting attention
cupped clap called an obo . (ombo )
Excuse me. Tulou 
. (too-low )
I'm sorry. 
Vosoti au. (vo-so-tee ow)
Goodbye 
Moce mada. (Mow-they manda)
Goodbye (informal
Mow-they. (Mo-they )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
Au sega soti ni kila na vosa vaka /Viti vaka vinaka. ( [ ])
Do you speak English? 
O ni rawa beka ni vosa vakavavalagi? ( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
E dua beka eke e rawa ni vosa vakavavalagi? ( ?)
Help! 
kere veivuke! ( !)
Look out! 
Raica! Qarauna!(Rai-the!)
Come here: Lako Mai ke
Good morning. 
Yadra . (yandra)
Good evening. 
. (yakavi vinaka)
Good night. 
. ('moce')
Good night (to sleep
Moce (mo-they)
I don't know. 
Au sega ni kila. (Ow senga nee kee-la)
Where is the bathroom? 
E tiko i vei na vale ni sili? (Na valé ni silli)
I am going to shower. 
Au sa lako i sisili () I (ee) for inside, ki for outside
Good Bye (polite) 
moce ("Mo-they")
No Worries 
Sega ni dua na leqa("Saygah-nee dua nah- lenga")
How Much? 
E ya Vica (Eh-yah-vee-tha)
See you again 
Tou/Daru qai Sota Tale (Tow-gay-Soh-tah-tah-lay),
Gay 
vakasalewalewa(Fijian) qauri (gouw-ry -slang/adopted word) , pufta (Australian adopted word)
That's a pity 
Isa or o sobo!
Where are you going? 
O lako ki vei?
Yesterday 
e nanoa
Tomorrow 
ni mataka
Movie 
yaloyalo yavala
I'm going now
Au sa lako mada
Why? 
Baleta?

Problems[edit]

I Need Help
Au kere veivuke ("Are-uu-caree-vey- vuu-khey")
I have a problem
E dua noqu leqa ("E- Ndoo-wha-No-Nqu-Lay-nGah")

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 - Dua na Udolu
- 5000 - Limanadrau na 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 
Veverueri
March 
Maji
April 
Evereli
May 
Me
June 
June
July 
Julai
August 
Okosita
September 
Seviteba
October 
Okotova
November 
Noveba
December 
Tiseba

Writing time and date[edit]

Colors[edit]

Damudamu 
red
Drokadroka 
green
Dravudravu 
grey
Lokaloka 
purple
Masikuvui 
brown
Seninawanawa 
orange
Karakarawa 
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 
Au se lai kana mada.
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]

People address chiefs by the title Ratu before their first names.

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