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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]

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Básics[edit]

Commons signs


Toilet
Vaahi haumitira'a
Men
E mau taane
Women
E mau vahine
Forbidden
'eiaha


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 tahitian [well].
'Aita ite au i te parau Tahiti [ ]. ( [ ])
Do you speak English?
'Ua ite oe i te parau Marite?
Is there someone here who speaks English?
'Ua ite i te hoo'ee ta'ata i te parau Marite? ( ?)
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?
E 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
North
apato'erau
South
apato'a
East
hiti'a o te raa
West
too'o'a o te raa

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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