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Fijian (Na Vosa Vakaviti) is the main language of Fiji.

Pronunciation guide[edit]

Vowels[edit]

  • a as in father
  • e as in bait, but without the 'y' glide at the end
  • i as in beat, but without the 'y' glide at the end
  • o as in boat, but without the 'w' glide at the end
  • u as in boot, but without the 'w' glide at the end

Consonants[edit]

The consonants that are rather different from in English are:

  • b as 'mb' in member
  • d as 'nd' in Monday
  • q as 'ng' plus 'g' in finger
  • g as 'ng' in singer
  • c as 'th' in father

Phrase list[edit]

Basics[edit]

common signs


TOILET
valelailai
MEN
turaga
WOMEN
marama
FORBIDDEN
tabu
Hello.
Ni Sa Bula (Nnee-Sah-Buhlah)
Hello. (informal)
Bula. (Buhlah) literally means "life"
How are you?
Formal: Sa Vaka eVei tiko? Informal (Sah Vaka eVeih?)
Fine, thank you.
Bula Bula Vinaka Tiko, Vinaka (Buhlah Buhlah Vee-nah-kah teekoh )
What is your name?
O Cei na yacamu? (Oh-they nah ya-tha muuh?)
My name is ______ .
Na yacaqu ko ______ . (Na ya-tha-ngu koh _____ .)
Nice to meet you.
La bula la ni bula. ( )
Please.
Kerekere. (Kerreh-kerreh)
Thank you.
Vinaka. (Vee-Nah-Kah )
Thank you very much.
Vinaka vaka levu! (Vee-Nah-Kah Vahkah Le Vuuh )
You're welcome.
Sa donu
Yes.
Io . (Ee-yo )
No.
Sega. (Sengah)
Excuse me. (getting attention)
Kemuni. ( Khe-muh-ni)
Excuse me.
Tulou. (too-low )
I'm sorry.
Vosoti au. (Vo-so-tee ow)
Goodbye
ni sa Moce (Formal: Nnee Sah Mow They) , Moce (informal: Mow They)
I can't speak Fijian [well].
Au sega ni vosa vaka Viti []. (Ah uuh sen ngah nee vosah vaka Viti' [Formal])
Do you speak English?
E rawa beka mo vosa vakavalagi?Ko ni kila na vosa Vaka Valagi? (con knee keyla na vossa vakah Viti?)
Is there someone here who speaks English?
E tiko beka eke edua, e rawa ni vosa vakavalagi? (Ee teako bekah ekeh eduah e rahwa knee vosah vakah Viti?)
Help!
Kere veivuke! (keh-reh vehi vukhe!)
Look out!
Raica! (Rai-tha!)
Good morning. Formal
Ni Sa Yadra! (Nee Sa Yandra)
Good evening.
Yakavi vinaka . ( )
Good night.
Ni sa moce . ( )
Good night (to sleep)
Moce . (mo-they)
I don't know.
Au sega ni kila. (Aah Uuu Senga Nnee kee-lah)
I don't understand
Au Sega ni taura rawa
Where is the bathroom?
Ivei na valelailai? (Eeh Vhei nah vahle lahilahi?)
No Worries
Sega na Lega ("Senga-na-lenga")
How Much?
E Vica (Eeh-vee-tha?) Formal: E vica na kena i sau (Eeh Veetha nah kenah i sah uu?)
See you again
Sota Tale (Soh-tah-tah-lay)

Numbers[edit]

0
Saiva
1
Dua
2
Rua
3
Tolu
4
Va
5
Lima
6
Ono
7
Vitu
8
Walu
9
Ciwa
10
Tini
11
Tini ka dua
12
Tini ka rua
13
Tini ka tolu
14
Tini ka va
15
Tini ka lima
16
Tini ka ono
17
Tini ka vitu
18
Tini ka walu
19
Tini ka ciwa
20
Rua saga vulu
21
Rua saga vulu ka dua
30
Tolu saga vulu
40
Va saga vulu
50
Lima saga vulu
60
Ono saga vulu
70
Vitu saga vulu
80
Walu saga vulu
90
Ciwa saga vulu
100
E dua na drau
500
E lima na drau
1000
Udolu / Dua na Udolu
5000
Lima na Udolu
1000000
milioni
Haif
veimama

Time[edit]

Now
sa
After
muri
Before
I liu
Morning
mata'a
Afternoon
ya'avi
Night
bogi

Clock time :[edit]

1 o'clock
dua na kaloko
2 o'clock
rua na kaloko
11 o'clock
Tini ka dua na kaloko

Duration[edit]

Minute
miniti
Hour
aua
Day
siga
Week
macawa
Month
vula
Year
yaba'i

Days  :[edit]

yesterday
nanoa
Today
nikua
Tomorrow
nimataka
Moniti
(Monday) [Moh-nee-tee]
Tusiti
(Tuesday) [Too-See-tee]
Vukelulu
(Wednesday) [Vooh-keh-loo-loo]
Lotulevu
(Thursday) [Lo- too-leh-voo]
Vakaraubuka
(Friday) [Vaa-kaa-rah-who-boo-kah]
Vakarauwai
(Saturday) [Va-kah-rah-who-waah-ee]
Sigatabu
(Sunday) [Seenga-ta-boo]

Months[edit]

January
Vakajanueri
February
Vakafepereuri
March
Vakamaji
April
Vakaepereli
May
Vakame
June
Vakajune
July
Vakajulai
August
Vakaokosita
September
Vakasepiteba
October
Vakaokotova
November
Vakanoveba
December
Vakatiseba

Seasons[edit]

Autumn
vulaimatumatua

Writing time and date[edit]

Colors[edit]

White
vulavula
Black
loaloa
Gray
dravu
Red
damudamu
Blue
karakarawa
Yellow
dromodromo
Green
drokadroka
Pink
senikavika
Orange
seninawanawa
Brown
kuvui
Violet
lokaloka

Transportation[edit]

Bus
basi
Car
motoka
Train
sitima ni vanua
Airplane
waqavuka

Bus and train[edit]

I will cacht a bus
au na vodo basi

Directions[edit]

Left
mawi
Rigth
matau
North
vualiku
south
ceva

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'd like a coffee, please
au kerea dua na mequ bilo kofi
Breakfast
ikatalau
Bread
madrai
Chicken
toa
Beef
bulumakau
Butter
bata
Cheese
jisi
Milk
sucu

Food[edit]

Bars[edit]

Two beers, please
rua na bia, kerekere

Travel[edit]

Shopping[edit]

I'm going shopping
au lai volivoli

Driving[edit]

Stop
kele

Authority[edit]

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