Polynesian language related to Tuvaluan
Phrasebooks > Tokelauan phrasebook

Tokelauan is the main language of Tokelau. It is closely related to Samoan and Tuvaluan.

Pronunciation guideEdit

VowelsEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Common diphthongsEdit

Phrase listEdit

BasicsEdit

Common signs

OPEN 
CLOSED 
ENTRANCE 
EXIT 
PUSH 
PULL 
TOILET 
MEN 
WOMEN 
FORBIDDEN 
Hello.
Mālo ni. ()
Hello. (informal)
Tālofa ni. ()
How are you?
E ā mai koe? ( ?)
Fine, thank you.
Mālohi, fakafetai. ()
What is your name?
Ko ai tō igoa? ( ?)
My name is ______ .
Ko ______ toku igoa. ( _____ .)
Nice to meet you.
E lelei kua feiloaki kitāua, ni. ()
Please.
Fakamolemole. ()
Thank you.
Fakafetai. ()
You're welcome.
Hē āfāina. ()
Yes.
Io. ()
No.
Hēai. ()
Excuse me. (getting attention)
Tūlou mua. ()
Excuse me. (begging pardon)
Tūlou ni. ()
I'm sorry.
Fakamolemole. ()
Goodbye
oofaa nii
Welcome
Ulu tonu mai. ()
Goodbye (informal)
. ()
I can't speak Tokelauan [well].
[ ]. ( [ ])
Do you speak English?
? ( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English?
? ( ?)
Help!
! ( !)
Look out!
! ( !)
Good morning.
Manuia te taeao. ()
Good evening.
Manuia te afiafi. ()
Good night.
Tōfā ni. ()
Good night (to sleep)
. ()
I don't understand.
Ko au e hē mālamalama. ()
Where is the toilet?
? ( ?)

ProblemsEdit

Leave me alone.
. ( .)
Don't touch me!
! ( !)
I'll call the police.
. ( .)
Police!
! ( !)
Stop! Thief!
! ! ( ! !)
I need your help.
. ( .)
It's an emergency.
. ( .)
I'm lost.
. ( .)
I lost my bag.
. ( .)
I lost my wallet.
. ( .)
I'm sick.
. ( .)
I've been injured.
. ( .)
I need a doctor.
. ( .)
Can I use your phone?
? ( ?)

NumbersEdit

0
heeia ()
1
tahi ()
2
lua ()
3
tolu ()
4
faa ()
5
lima ()
6
ono ()
7
fitu ()
8
valu ()
9
iva ()
10
hefulu ()
11
hefulu tahi ()
12
hefulu lua ()
13
hefulu tolu ()
14
hefulu faa ()
15
hefulu lima ()
16
hefulu ono ()
17
hefulu fitu ()
18
hefulu valu ()
19
hefulu iva ()
20
luahefulu ()
21
()
22
()
23
()
30
toluhefulu ()
40
faahefulu ()
50
limahefulu ()
60
onohefulu ()
70
fituhefulu ()
80
valuhefulu ()
90
ivahefulu ()
100
helau ()
200
()
300
()
1,000
tahi te afe/ afe ()
2,000
()
5,000
lima te afe/ limafe ()
1,000,000
()
1,000,000,000
()
1,000,000,000,000
()
number _____ (train, bus, etc.)
()
half
()
less
()
more
()

TimeEdit

now
()
later
()
before
()
morning
()
afternoon
()
evening
()
night
()

Clock timeEdit

one o'clock AM
()
two o'clock AM
()
noon
()
one o'clock PM
()
two o'clock PM
()
midnight
()

DurationEdit

_____ minute(s)
()
_____ hour(s)
()
_____ day(s)
()
_____ week(s)
()
_____ month(s)
()
_____ year(s)
()

DaysEdit

today
()
yesterday
()
tomorrow
()
this week
()
last week
()
next week
()
Sunday
Aho Hā ()
Monday
Aho Gafua ()
Tuesday
Aho Lua ()
Wednesday
Aho Lulu ()
Thursday
Aho Tofi ()
Friday
Aho Falaile ()
Saturday
Aho Tōnai ()

MonthsEdit

January
Iānuali (Toe Palolo)
February
Fepuali (Mulifā)
March
Māti (Takaoga)
April
Apelila (Uluaki Hiliga)
May
Me (Toe Hiliga)
June
Iuni (Uluaki Utua)
July
Iulai (Toe Utua)
August
Aukuho (Vainoa)
September
Hetema (Faka-Afu)
October
Oketopa (Kaununu)
November
Novema (Oloāmanu)
December
Tehema (Uluaki Palolo)

Writing time and dateEdit

ColorsEdit

black
lanu ulula ()
white
lanu paepae ()
grey
()
red
lanu huhula ()
blue
lanu moana ()
yellow
lanu hehega ()
green
lanu meamata ()
orange
lanu mala ()
purple
lanu viole ()
brown
lanu taefeke ()
pink
lanu piniki ()

TransportationEdit

Bus and trainEdit

How much is a ticket to _____?
()
One ticket to _____, please.
()
Where does this train/bus go?
()
Where is the train/bus to _____?
()
Does this train/bus stop in _____?
()
When does the train/bus for _____ leave?
()
When will this train/bus arrive in _____?
()

DirectionsEdit

How do I get to _____ ?
()
...the train station?
()
...the bus station?
()
...the airport?
()
...downtown?
()
...the youth hostel?
()
...the _____ hotel?
()
...the American/Canadian/Australian/British consulate?
()
Where are there a lot of...
()
...hotels?
()
...restaurants?
()
...bars?
()
...sites to see?
()
Can you show me on the map?
()
street
()
Turn left.
()
Turn right.
()
left
()
right
()
straight ahead
()
towards the _____
()
past the _____
()
before the _____
()
Watch for the _____.
()
intersection
()
north
()
south
()
east
()
west
()
uphill
()
downhill
()

TaxiEdit

Taxi!
()
Take me to _____, please.
()
How much does it cost to get to _____?
()
Take me there, please.
()

LodgingEdit

Do you have any rooms available?
()
How much is a room for one person/two people?
()
Does the room come with...
()
...bedsheets?
()
...a bathroom?
()
...a telephone?
()
...a TV?
()
May I see the room first?
()
Do you have anything quieter?
()
...bigger?
()
...cleaner?
()
...cheaper?
()
OK, I'll take it.
()
I will stay for _____ night(s).
()
Can you suggest another hotel?
()
Do you have a safe?
()
...lockers?
()
Is breakfast/supper included?
()
What time is breakfast/supper?
()
Please clean my room.
()
Can you wake me at _____?
()
I want to check out.
()

MoneyEdit

Do you accept American/Australian/Canadian dollars?
()
Do you accept British pounds?
()
Do you accept Euros?
()
Do you accept credit cards?
()
Can you change money for me?
()
Where can I get money changed?
()
Can you change a traveler's check for me?
()
Where can I get a traveler's check changed?
()
What is the exchange rate?
()
Where is an automatic teller machine (ATM)?
()

EatingEdit

A table for one person/two people, please.
()
Can I look at the menu, please?
()
Can I look in the kitchen?
()
Is there a house specialty?
()
Is there a local specialty?
()
I'm a vegetarian.
()
I don't eat pork.
()
I don't eat beef.
()
I only eat kosher food.
()
Can you make it "lite", please? (less oil/butter/lard)
()
fixed-price meal
()
a la carte
()
breakfast
()
lunch
()
tea (meal)
()
supper
()
I want _____.
()
I want a dish containing _____.
()
chicken
()
beef
()
fish
()
ham
()
sausage
()
cheese
()
eggs
()
salad
()
(fresh) vegetables
()
(fresh) fruit
()
bread
()
toast
()
noodles
()
rice
()
beans
()
May I have a glass of _____?
()
May I have a cup of _____?
()
May I have a bottle of _____?
()
coffee
()
tea (drink)
()
juice
()
(bubbly) water
()
(still) water
()
beer
()
red/white wine
()
May I have some _____?
()
salt
()
black pepper
()
butter
()
Excuse me, waiter? (getting attention of server)
()
I'm finished.
()
It was delicious.
()
Please clear the plates.
()
The check, please.
()

BarsEdit

Do you serve alcohol?
()
Is there table service?
()
A beer/two beers, please.
()
A glass of red/white wine, please.
()
A pint, please.
()
A bottle, please.
()
_____ (hard liquor) and _____ (mixer), please.
()
whiskey
()
vodka
()
rum
()
water
()
club soda
()
tonic water
()
orange juice
()
Coke (soda)
()
Do you have any bar snacks?
()
One more, please.
()
Another round, please.
()
When is closing time?
()
Cheers!
()

ShoppingEdit

Do you have this in my size?
()
How much is this?
()
That's too expensive.
()
Would you take _____?
()
expensive
()
cheap
()
I can't afford it.
()
I don't want it.
()
You're cheating me.
()
I'm not interested.
(..)
OK, I'll take it.
()
Can I have a bag?
()
Do you ship (overseas)?
()
I need...
()
...toothpaste.
()
...a toothbrush.
()
...tampons.
. ()
...soap.
()
...shampoo.
()
...pain reliever. (e.g., aspirin or ibuprofen)
()
...cold medicine.
()
...stomach medicine.
... ()
...a razor.
()
...an umbrella.
()
...sunblock lotion.
()
...a postcard.
()
...postage stamps.
()
...batteries.
()
...writing paper.
()
...a pen.
()
...English-language books.
()
...English-language magazines.
()
...an English-language newspaper.
()
...an English-English dictionary.
()

DrivingEdit

I want to rent a car.
()
Can I get insurance?
()
stop (on a street sign)
()
one way
()
yield
()
no parking
()
speed limit
()
gas (petrol) station
()
petrol
()
diesel
()

AuthorityEdit

I haven't done anything wrong.
()
It was a misunderstanding.
()
Where are you taking me?
()
Am I under arrest?
()
I am an American/Australian/British/Canadian citizen.
()
I want to talk to the American/Australian/British/Canadian embassy/consulate.
()
I want to talk to a lawyer.
()
Can I just pay a fine now?
()
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