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Austronesian language of the Malayo-Polynesian family spoken in Fiji

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

Pronunciation guideEdit

VowelsEdit

  • 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

ConsonantsEdit

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 listEdit

BasicsEdit

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.

I'm fine
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. 
. ( )
Please. 
Kerekere. (Kerreh-kerreh)
Thank you. 
Vinaka. (Vee-Nah-Kah )
Thank you very much.
Formal/informal Vinaka vaka levu! (Vee-Nah-Kah Vahkah Le Vuuh )
You're welcome. 
. (Smile )
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 
Moce. (Mo-they)
Goodbye. Formal (Nnee Sah Mow They) Informal
Moce: (Mow They)
I can't speak name of language [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. 
. ( )
Good night (to sleep) Moce
. (mo-they)
I don't know. 
Au sega ni kila. (Aah Uuu Senga Nnee kee-lah)
Where is the bathroom? 
E vei na valelailai? (Eeh Vhei nah vahle lahilahi?)
Good Bye 
Moce ("Mow-they"): Nnee
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)

ProblemsEdit

Leqa

NumbersEdit

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
100
E dua na drau
500
E lima na drau
1000
Udolu / Dua na Udolu
5000
Lima na Udolu

TimeEdit

Clock time :Edit

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

DurationEdit

Days :Edit

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]

MonthsEdit

Writing time and dateEdit

ColorsEdit

TransportationEdit

Bus and trainEdit

DirectionsEdit

TaxiEdit

LodgingEdit

MoneyEdit

EatingEdit

FoodEdit

BarsEdit

TravelEdit

DrivingEdit

AuthorityEdit

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