Useful Fijian phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Fijian. Click on the English phrases to see them in many other languages.

Guide to abbreviations: inf = informal, frm = formal, sg = singular (to one person), dl = dual (to two people), pl = plural (to three or more people), mp = many people (to a large group of people)

English vaka-Viti (Fijian)
Welcome Bula
Hello Bula (inf) Drau bula (dl) Dou bula (pl) Nibula (mp)
How are you? Vacava tiko?
Long time no see Sa dede da sega ni sota
What's your name?
My name is ...
O cei na yacamu(ni)?
Na yacaqu o ...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
O ni lako mai vei? O kemuni mai vei?
O yau mai ...
Pleased to meet you Ia (ni) bula
Good morning Yadra, Ni sa yadra
Good afternoon/evening Bula, Ni sa Bula
Good night/Goodbye Moce, Ni sa moce
Good luck Vanuinui vinaka
Cheers/Good health! Bula!
Have a nice day Vanuinui vinaka ki na siga ni kua
Bon appetit Da kana!
Bon voyage Vanuinui vinaka e nomu volau
I don't understand Au sega ni taura rawa
Could you speak
more slowly please?
Vosa mada vakamālua?
Could you repeat that? Tukuna tale mada
Please write it down Kerekere, mo ni vola
Do you speak Fijian?
I speak little Fijian
O(nī) kilā na vosa vakaviti?
Au kilā vakalailai na vosa vakaviti
Do you speak English? O(nī) vosa vakavālagi?
How do you say ...
in Fijian?
Na cava na kena vosa vakaviti ni ...?
Pardon (what did you say?) Ō?
Excuse me Au lako mada yani (to get past)
How much is this? E vica na kena i-sau?
Sorry (Nī) vosota sara / (Nī) vosoti au (general
Tulou / Jilou (when invading space)
Please Yalo vinaka
Thank you Vinaka, Vinaka vaka levu
Where's the toilet? E vei na vale-lailai?
This gentleman/lady
will pay for everything
Na turaga/marama oqo e na sauma taucoko
Would you like to
dance with me?
Ko via meke kei au?
I love you Au domoni iko / Au lomani iko
Get well soon Nuitaka ni ko na vabulabula totolo
Leave me alone! Biuti au tu madaga!
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
Kere veivuke!
Kama!
Kele!
Call the police! Qirita na ovisa!
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
Me Nomuni na marau ni siga ni sucu kei na tawase ni yabaki vou
Happy Easter Vanuinui vinaka ni Siga ni Mate
Happy Birthday Vanuinui vinaka ki na nomu siga ni sucu
One language
is never enough
My hovercraft
is full of eels

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Translations and corrections by Tanya Tabua

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Information about Fijian | Fijian phrases | Tower of Babel Fijian

Links

Other collections of Fijian phrases
http://www.earthyfamily.com/FJ-words.htm
http://fijiguide.com/page/the-language
http://www.go-fiji.com/dictionary.html

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