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Tahitian phrasebook

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Tahitian (Reo Tahiti) is the main language of French Polynesia.

Pronunciation guide[edit]

Vowels[edit]

Consonants[edit]

Common diphthongs[edit]

Phrase list[edit]

Some phrases in this phrasebook still need to be translated. If you know anything about this language, you can help by plunging forward and translating a phrase.

Básics

Commons signs


Toilet 
Vaahi haumitira'a
Forbidden 
'eiaha

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[edit]

Hello. 
ia orana
Hello. (informal
( )
How are you? 
? (Maita'i oe?)
Fine, thank you. 
Maita'i,Maauruuru.
What is your name? 
? (O vai to oe i'oa?)
My name is ______ . 
O______too'u i'oa . ( _____ .)
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
Paarahi ( )
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
. ( )
I don't understand. 
. (Aita i papu ia'u )
Where is the toilet? 
Ua teihea i te Vaahi haumitira'a ? ( ?)

Numbers[edit]

te mau nuumera

0
'aore
1
dahi
2
piti
3
toru
4
maha
5
pae
6
ono
7
hitu
8
va'u,
9
iv'a,
10
ho'e'ahuru
11
ho'e'ahuru'ngak'dahi
20
piti'ra'ho'e'ahuru
50
pae'ra'ho'e'ahuru
100
ho'inaa
200
piti'ra'ho'inaa
500
pae'ra'ho'inaa
1 000
ho'ahura'inaa
2 000
piti'ra'ho'ahura'inaa
5 000
pae'ra'ho'ahura'inaa
10 000
ho'ahura'huru'ho'inaa
100 000
ho'inu'ho'inaa
1 000 000
dahi'ya'ho'uwuiha

Time[edit]

Now
Later
Ana'uanei.
Before
Morning
I te po'ipo'i
Afternoon
I te tapera'a mahana.
Evening
I te ahiahi.
Night
Poo.

Clock time[edit]

Duration[edit]

Day
Mahana
Week
Hepetoma
Month
'Aava'e

Days[edit]

Te mau Mahana o te hetepoma

Today
I teie mahana
Yesterday
I nanahi
Tomorrow
Ananahi
Monday
Monire.
Tuesday
Mahana Piti.
Wednesday
Mahana Toru.
Thursday
Mahana maha.
Friday
Mahana pae.
Saturday
Mahana ma'a.
Sunday
Tapati.

Months[edit]

Te mau 'aava'e

January
Teenurae
February
Fepuare
March
Maati
April
'Eepereera
May
Mee
June
Teunu
July
Tiurai
August
'Aatete
September
Tetepa
October
'Aatopa
November
Novema
December
Tiitema

Writing time and date[edit]

Colors[edit]

te mau 'uu

White 
Teatea
Black 
Ereere
Gray 
Rehu
Red 
Ute ute
Blue 
Nanamu, muana
Yellow 
Rearea
Orange 
Anani
Green 
Matie
Purple 
Vare'au
Pink 
Tarona

Transportation[edit]

Bus and train[edit]

Directions[edit]

Right
atau
Left
aui

Taxi[edit]

Lodging[edit]

Money[edit]

Eating[edit]

Bars[edit]

Fare inura'a

Shopping[edit]

I need...
Hairbrush
paarehe rouru
Toothpaste
pu'a niho
Toothbrush
pooroomu niho
Soap
pu'a
Shampoo
pu'a rouru

Driving[edit]

Authority[edit]

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