Useful phrases in Tahitian

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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).

Englishte reo tahiti (Tahitian)
WelcomeMaeva / Mānava
HelloIa 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 morningIa ora na 'oe (sg)
Ia ora na 'orua (dl)
Ia ora na 'outou (pl)
Good afternoon 
Good eveningIa ora oe i teie po
Good nightTaoto maitai
GoodbyeNana / Parahi / Araua'e
Good luck 
Cheers/Good health!Manuia!
Have a nice day 
Bon appetitTamaa maitai
Bon voyage 
I understand 
I don't understandAita i papu ia'u
I don't know 
Please speak more slowlyFaa taere te parau
Please say that againTapiti 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 meE'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 youUa 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 BirthdayIa 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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