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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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Básics

Commons signs


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

BasicsEdit

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? 
O teihea i te Vaahi haumitira'a ? ( ?)

NumbersEdit

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

TimeEdit

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

Clock timeEdit

DurationEdit

Day
Mahana
Week
Hepetoma
Month
'Aava'e

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 '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 dateEdit

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

Bus and trainEdit

DirectionsEdit

Right
atau
Left
aui

TaxiEdit

LodgingEdit

MoneyEdit

EatingEdit

BarsEdit

Fare inura'a

ShoppingEdit

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

DrivingEdit

AuthorityEdit

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