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language of French Polynesia without official language status

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

Pronunciation guideEdit

VowelsEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Common diphthongsEdit

Phrase listEdit

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.

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

BasicsEdit

Hello. 
ia orana
Hello. (informal
. ( )
How are you? 
? (Maita'i oe?)
Fine, thank you. 
. (Maruuru)
What is your name? 
? (O vai to oe io'a?)
My name is ______ . 
______ . ( _____ .)
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
. ( )
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? 
? ( ?)

ProblemsEdit

NumbersEdit

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

1000 - ho'ahura'inaa

2000 - piti'ra'ho'ahura'inaa

5000 - pae'ra'ho'ahura'inaa

10000 - ho'ahura'huru'ho'inaa

100000 - ho'inu'ho'inaa

1,000,000 - dahi'ya'ho'uwuiha

TimeEdit

Clock timeEdit

DurationEdit

DaysEdit

Mon.Monire,Tues.Mahana Piti,Wed.Mahana Toru,Thur.Mahana maha,Fri. Mahana pae, Sat.Mahana ma'a,Sun.Tapati

MonthsEdit

Writing time and dateEdit

ColorsEdit

TransportationEdit

Bus and trainEdit

DirectionsEdit

TaxiEdit

LodgingEdit

MoneyEdit

EatingEdit

BarsEdit

Fare inura'a

ShoppingEdit

DrivingEdit

AuthorityEdit

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