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

Pronunciation guideEdit

VowelsEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Common diphthongsEdit

Phrase listEdit

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BásicsEdit

Commons signs


TOILET
Vāhi haumitira'a
MEN
E mau tāne
WOMEN
E mau vahine
FORBIDDEN
'eiaha
Hello.
'ia orana
How are you?
E aha te huru? (Formal). Maita'i 'oe? (Informal).
Fine, thank you.
Maita'i,Māurūru.
What is your name?
O vai tō'oe i'oa?
My name is ______ .
O______tō'u i'oa . ( _____ .)
Nice to meet you.
. ( )
Please.
. ( )
Thank you.
Māurūru
You're welcome.
Maeva. Mānava.
No problem.
'Aita pe'a'pe'a.
Yes.
E, oia
No.
'Aita
Excuse me. (getting attention)
E'e
Excuse me. (begging pardon)
Auē ho'i e
I'm sorry.
Ua hape vau.
Goodbye
'a parahi(men). Nana(women). Haere ra.
Goodbye (informal)
Araua'e
I can't speak tahitian [well].
'Aita ite au i te parau Tahiti.(Formal) 'Aita vau parau Tahiti.(Informal)
Do you speak English?
'Ua ite 'oe i te parau Marite? (Formal). Parau Marite 'oe? (Informal).
Is there someone here who speaks English?
'Ua ite i te hō'ē ta'ata i te parau Marite?
Help!
'a tauturu ia'u!
Look out!
Ha'apa'o maitai'i
Good morning.
'ia maita'i te mahana.
Good evening.
'ia ora 'oe i teie po
Good night.
'ia maita'i te ru'i.
Good night (to sleep)
ta'oto maita'i
I don't understand.
'Aita i papu ia'u
Where is the toilet?
E teihea i te Vāhi haumitira'a?

NumbersEdit

te mau nūmera

0
'aore
1
ho'e
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'inā
500
pae'ra'ho'inā
1 000
ho'ahura'inā
2 000
piti'ra'ho'ahura'inā
5 000
pae'ra'ho'ahura'inā
10 000
ho'ahura'huru'ho'inā
100 000
ho'inu'ho'inā
1 000 000
dahi'ya'ho'uwuiha

TimeEdit

Now
Later
Ana'uanei.
Before
Morning
te po'ipo'i
Afternoon
te avatea.
Evening
I te ahiahi.
Night
Te pō.

Clock timeEdit

DurationEdit

Day
Mahana
Week
Hepetoma
Month
'āva'e
Year
matahiti

DaysEdit

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.

MonthsEdit

Te mau 'āva'e

January
Tēnurae
February
Fepuare
March
Māti
April
'ēperēra
May
June
Teunu
July
Tiurai
August
'ātete
September
Tetepa
October
'ātopa
November
Novema
December
Tītema

Writing time and dateEdit

Tuesday january 7, 2020
Mahana piti te hitu no tēnuare piti tauatini piti 'ahuru

ColorsEdit

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

TransportationEdit

Airplane
manureva
Bus
pere'o'o uta ta'ata
Ship
pahī
Car
pere'o'o

Bus and trainEdit

DirectionsEdit

Where is_____?
E teihea_____?
....the airport?
....i te tahua taura'a manureva?
Street
purōmu
Turn right
na te pae atau
Turn left
na te pae aui
Right
atau
Left
aui
North
apato'erau
South
apato'a
East
hiti'a o te rā
West
tō'o'a o te rā

TaxiEdit

LodgingEdit

Bathroom
fare iti

MoneyEdit

EatingEdit

BarsEdit

Fare inura'a

ShoppingEdit

I need___
...Hairbrush
pārehe rouru
...Toothpaste
pu'a niho
...Toothbrush
pōrōmu niho
...Soap
pu'a
...Shampoo
pu'a rouru

DrivingEdit

AuthorityEdit

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