Useful phrases in Niuean

A collection of useful phrases in Niuean (Vagahau Niuē), a Polynesian language spoken in Niue, the Cook Islands, New Zealand and Tonga.

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

Phrase Vagahau Niuē (Niuean)
Hello (General greeting) Fakaalofa atu
Fakaalofa atu ki o koe (sg)
Fakaalofa atu ki a mua (dl)
Fakaalofa atu ki a mutolu (pl)
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Malolō nakai a koe?
Reply to 'How are you?' Malolō, fakaue
Long time no see
What's your name? Ko hai e higoa haau?
My name is ... Ko ... e higoa haaku
Where are you from?
I'm from ... Nofo au i ...
Pleased to meet you Mitaki kua feleveia a taua
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Monuina e pogipogi
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Monuina e afiafi
Good night Monuina e po
Mohe a
(Parting phrases)
Koe kia (sg)
Mua (dl)
Mua kia (dl)
Mutolu (pl)
Mutolu kia (pl)
Good luck!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day Monuina e aho
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Yes E
No Nakai
I don't know Nākai iloa e au
I understand
I don't understand Ai maama e au
Nākai maama
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again Fakmolemole, talahau foki lā
Please write it down Tohi, fakamolemole
Do you speak English?
Do you speak Niuean?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Speak to me in Niuean
How do you say ... in Niuean?
Excuse me Fakamolemole
How much is this?
Sorry Fakamolemole la
Please Fakamolemole
Thank you Fakaaue
Fakaue lahi
Reply to thank you
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Ko fe e falevao?
This gentleman will pay for everything
This lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance with me?
Do you come here often?
I miss you
I love you
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Call the police!
Christmas greetings Monuina a aho kilisimasi mo e tau foou
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings Monuina e aho fanau haau
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels

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