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Useful phrases in Tahitian

A collection of useful phrases in Tahitian. You can see them in many other languages by clicking on the English versions.

Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), dl = dual (said to two people), pl = plural (said to more than two people).

English te reo tahiti (Tahitian)
Welcome Maeva / Mānava
Hello Ia ora na
How are you?
Fine thanks, and you?
Maita'i oe?
Maita'i vau
Long time no see  
What's your name?
My name is ...
O vai to oe i'oa?
O ... to'u i'oa
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Nohea mai oe?
No te ... mai vau / I ... vau e faeia a
Pleased to meet you  
Good morning Ia ora na 'oe (sg)
Ia ora na 'orua (dl)
Ia ora na 'outou (pl)
Good afternoon  
Good evening Ia ora oe i teie po
Good night Taoto maitai
Goodbye Nana / Parahi / Araua'e
Good luck  
Cheers/Good health! Manuia!
Have a nice day  
Bon appetit Tamaa maitai
Bon voyage  
I understand  
I don't understand Aita i papu ia'u
I don't know  
Please speak more slowly Faa taere te parau
Please say that again Tapiti na pa'i
Please write it down  
Do you speak English? Ua ite oe i te parau Marite?
Do you speak Tahitian?
Yes, a little
E parau tahiti 'oe?
Ma'a va-hi iti noa
How do you say ... in Tahitian? Nā hea ia parau na roto i te reo tahiti ...?
Excuse me E'e / Auē ho'i e
How much is this? E hia moni teie?
Sorry  
Please  
Thank you

Response
Māuruuru
Māuruuru roa
'aita pe'ape'a
Where's the toilet?  
This gentleman/lady
will pay for everything
 
Would you like to
dance with me?
Haere tatou e arearea
I miss you  
I love you Ua here vau ia oe
Get well soon  
Go away!  
Leave me alone!  
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
 
Call the police!  
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
Ia orana no te noere
Ia orana i te matahiti api
Happy Easter  
Happy Birthday Ia oaoa oe i to oe mahana fanaura'a
One language
is never enough
 
My hovercraft
is full of eels

Why this phrase?
 

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