Useful phrases in Toki Pona

A collection of useful phrases in Toki Pona, a simple pidgin-like language invented by Sonja Elen Kisa in 2001 and based on universal human experience designed to express as much as possible with relatively few sounds and words.

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EnglishToki Pona
Welcomekama pona
Hellotoki!
How are you?
I'm fine, thanks. And you?
sina pilin e seme?
mi pilin pona. Sina pona ala pona?
Long time no see
What's your name?
My name is ...
nimi sina li seme?
nimi mi li ...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
sina tan ma seme?
mi tan ma ...
Pleased to meet youmi pona tan ni: mi sona e sina.
Good morning
Good afternoon
Good evening
Good nightlape pona
Goodbyemi tawa (person leaving) / tawa pona (person staying)
Good lucko pona
Cheers/Good health!nasa pona
Have a nice daymusi pona
Bon appetitmoku pona
Bon voyagetawa pona
I don't understandmi sona ala
I don't know
Please speak more slowlyo toki kepeken tenpo mute
Please say that againo toki e ni sin
Please write it downo sitelen e ni
Do you speak Toki Pona?
Yes, a little
sina sona ala sona e toki pona?
mi sona lili
How do you say ...
in Toki Pona?
... li seme lon toki pona?
Excuse meo weka e ike mi
How much is this?ni li mani pi mute seme?
Sorrymi pakala
Pleasemi wile
Thank you
Response
pona
pona
Where's the toilet?tomo telo li lon seme?
This gentleman/lady will pay for everythingjan mije ni li pana tan ali / jan meli ni li pana tan ali
Would you like to dance with me?sina wile ala wile tawa musi poka mi?
I love youmi olin e sina
Get well soono pona kepeken tenpo lili
Leave me alone!o tawa weka!
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
o pana pona tawa mi!
seli!
o awen!
Call the police!
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
Happy Easter
Happy Birthday
One language is never enoughtoki wan li pona lili. toki mute li pona mute
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
tomo tawa lon sewi supa telo mi li jo e kala linja lon insa ali

Toki Pona translations by Aidan Beckley

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