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					                                                                       10    Tini0.
English             Fijian                                             11    tini ka dua
                                                                       12    tini ka rua
Time                                                                   20    rua saga vulu
morning             yadra                                              21    rua saga vulu ka dua
afternoon           yakavi                                             22    rua saga vulu ka rua
afternoon (11-3)    singa levu                                         30    tolu saga vulu
in the afternoon
                                                                       31    tolu saga vulu ka dua
(W)                 ei yavi yavi
                                                                      100    dua na drau
noon                siga levu tutu
tonight             bogi ni kua
tonight             ei bogi
                                                      Thankyou
midnight            bogi levu
tomorrow            mataka                            thank you              vinaka
                                                      thank you (Y)          vina du
tomorrow morning    mataka lai lai
yesterday           nanoa                             thank you v much       vinaka vaka levu
yesterday (Y)       niyavi                            thank you v much
                                                      (Y)                    vina du riki
week                macawa
                                                                             vinaka vaka levu na
6 weeks             macawa ono                        thanks for dinner      vakayakavi
next week           macawa mai qo
                                                      thanks for dinner
month               va na vula                        (W)                    vina du riki na va yavi yavi
year                va na yabuki                      thankyou for lunch     vinaka na vaka siga levu
now                 qo
                                                      thankyou for lunch
later (in future)   mai muri                          (Y)                    vin adu na vasigalevu
later today         ei siga levu                      It's nothing           sega ni dua na ka
later today         owa                               You're welcome         bula vinaka
soon                sega ni dede
soon                itaki
                                                      Food
soon (not long)     walega qo
                                                      drink                  gunu
probably next
month               rai rai beka vula mai qo          eat                    kana
probably next                                         food                   ta kana
week                rai rai beka na macawa mai qo     water                  wai
probably tomorrow   rai rai beka ni mataka            fresh water            wai droka / wai dranu
not sure when       sega ni macala                    iced water             wai bata bata
what time is it     sa vica na kaloko                 I want a drink of
                    sivi na tini karua e na tini ka   water                  au via gunu wai
12.15               lima na miniti                    breakfast              kata lau
12.30               vei mama tini karua               lunch                  vaka siga levu
7pm                 sa vitu                           dinner                 vaka ya kavi
9am                 sa ciwa (na kaloko)               finished dinner (Y)    sa vaka yavi yavi devu
                                                      finished dinner        vaka ya kavi oti
                                                      I've finished eating   au sa kana oti
Numbers                                               coffee (milk, no
                1   dua                               sugar)                 kofi kei na sucu sega na suka
                2   rua                               fish                   ika
                3   tolu                              chicken                toa
                4   va                                cake                   keke
                5   lima                              cream                  kirimu
                6   ono                               food yuk               kana ca
                7   vitu                              drink awful            gunu ca
                8   walu
                9   ciwa
                                                                             Au galili e     nomu yali
Responses / Exclamations / Comments                    I missed you             (missed)     (not here)
yes                    io                                                    Ka ma rau taki niu raici iko tale
ok (W)                 sa ni ya                        I'm very glad to         (glad)    (me) (see) (you)
no                     senga                           see you again         (again)
no (W)                 e la la                         Good to be back
no (Y)                 tikai                           (Y)                   sa vina du sa lesu mai
no problem             sa donu                         It's good to be
                                                       back                  marua taka na noqu lesu mai
no worries             sega na leqa
                                                       good bye              moce / moce mada
absolutely not         sa kua
                                                       good night to 2
absolutely not (W) sa sega
                                                       people                drau moce
maybe                  de dua
                                                       good night to 3 or
not yet                se bera
                                                       more                  dou moce
because I want to      baleta niu va cakava            see you in 2
dismay                                                 months                so ta tale ina rua na vula
exclamation (W)        isa                             see you later         so ta tale
don't                  kua                             see you later W)      so ta leqwa
enough                 sa rauta                        see you tomorrow      so ta tale ni mataka
excuse me / sorry      vo soti au                      see you tomorrow
excuse/go past         tilou / la rayati (Y)           (W)                   so ta leqwa gwata
good/cool              maleka                          what's your name      o cei na yacamu
haven't a clue         esi / au sega sa ragan? kila    what's his/her
I don't know           au sega ni kila                 name                  o cei na yacana
I don't like it        au bese                         I've forgotten your
I don't like it (W)    qin du a                        name                  au sa guileca va na yacamu
I see                  oi                              my name is            na yacaqu ko/o yau
that's it / here it is qori
here                   o qo
me too                 au talega                       Vocab
pardon / what did                                      2 people              o kemundrau sa …
you say                cava ya                         3-5 people            o kemundrou sa
really?                sa dina                         lots of people        o kemuni sa
that's a lie           lasu ya                         me                    au sa (vuce sa)
that's awful           sa rui ca                       you                   o iko
wait                   wawa                            we                    keda
just wait!             wawa mada                       with                  vata
hurry up               totolo                          with xxx              vata kei xxx
move                   toso toso                       that                  ya
that's right           e donu ya / donu                this                  qo
that's true            dina                            this beach            baravi qo
why                    cava na vuna / baleta na cava   able                  rawa
why/because            baleta                          ache                  mosi
worry                  o so so                         itchy                 mila mila
wow                    ie                              head                  ulu
                                                       admire                qoroya
Hello / Good bye                                       advice                vakasala
hello                bula                              afraid                kere
hello (W)            cola vin a                        all                   kece
good morning         yadra vinaka / ni sa yadra        another               dua tale
how are you          vaka cava tiko                    more                  eso tale
how are you (W)      sa kui ya                         little                vaka lai lai
I'm fine             vinaka tiko                       small                 lai lai
small (W)           sewa                       Statements /
too much            saru i sivia               Quest's
too much beer       saru i sivia va gunu bia   can you speak
big                 levu                       more slowly            vosa vaka malua
short               leku leku                  Did you miss me        iko galili e na noqu yali
tall                balavu                     don't go               kua ni lako
birthday            siga ni sucu               don't go (Y)           kua ni la
come here           lako mai                   don't talk so much     kua ni tata vakalevu
come here           lako mai ke                how was it             sa kava
come here (Y)       la mai                     I don't understand     e sega ni macala
go away             lako tani                  I love you             au domoni iko
cousin              tavale                     I want to go to        au via lako i…
boyfriend           I tau tagane               I want to know         au via kila
boy                 tagane                     I would like to go
full                sinai                      diving                 Au via lai (lako ki) nunu
hold it             tau ra                     I'm alone              au tau dua
hot                 kata kata                  I'm drunk              au sa mateni
jokes/white lies    va kati kati               I'm exhausted          au sa oca
kava bowl           ta noa                     I'm full               au sa ma mau
kava bowl drink     bilo                       I'm going to the
kava bundle         waka                       village                au sa lakoki no koro
high tide (kava)    vaka si nai                I'm not very well      tau vimate tiko vaka lai lai
lazy                vuce sa                    I'm ok                 set tiko
liar                lasu lasu                  I'm sick               o au tau vimate
rude / greedy       koco koco                  It's cold              e liliwa
sleepy head         ulu moce                   It's very cold         e sa rui liliwa sara ga
tired               oca                        please can I have      Keri e dua na…
tired               wale                       relax                  to boto
cheeky              via via levu               remember me            nanumi au
happy               marau                      rest a while           vaka cenu vaka lai lai
sad                 loma bibi                  she is sick            o iko tau vimate
mad (crazy)         lia lia                    show off               sio sio
you are mad         o iko lia lia              sick                   tau vimate
I am mad            o yau lia lia              sit down               dabe
he / she is mad     o koya lia lia             Speak slowly           vosa vaka malue
occupied/busy       oso oso                    stay here              tiko e ke
plane               waqavuka                   take it                kau ta
please              keri keri                  that's mine            noqu qori
rest                vaka cegu                  that's my book         ya noqu I vola
toilet              va le lai lai              this is mary's towel   qo na I taweu nei meri
toilet (W)          were sewa                  walk slowly            lako vaka malua
bed                 I davo davo                                       vaka cava o I ko / o I ko
free                soli wale                  what about you         (usual)
frangipani          seni bau                   What did you say       cava ya
light               cina                       What do you want       cava o vinakata
torch               cina liva liva             What’s the word
                                               for                    cava na vakaviti ni ...
wind                cagi
boat                waqa                       What's the
                                               meaning of             cava na balebale ni …
ride a boat         vodo na waqa
                                               What's this            na cava qo
high tide (water)   va levu
                                               Where are we
low tide (water)    mati                       going                  to lei vei
Where are you                                         where did you
going                 lako i vei / lai vei            come from             o iko lesu mai i vei
where are you                                         can I come            au via lako yani
going                 lei vei                         how was your day      na cava nomu siga ni kua
Where have you                                        where are you
been                  mai vei                         going                 lai vei / I vei qori
Where is it           e tiko e vei                    I'm staying in Suva   Au tiko e Suva
who is it             o cei qori                      I'm occupied /
who is that with                                      busy                  au sa oso oso
you                   o cei drau tiko vata qori
You love me           au iko domoni au                Slang
you're a liar         o I koya lasu lasu              a*hole                sona levu
I want to go diving   au via lako I nunu              back to you           I keri
I'm hungry            au via kana                     big mouth             gusu levu
I'd like a massage    au via bobo                     boy to girl           kem sa que
Good massage          malecca na bobo                 f                     caita
it's been a long                                      f your father         cei ji tamana
time (since I was                                     F him                 caiti koya
here)                 sa dede qai so ta tale
                                                      F you                 caiti iko
it's a nice day       siga vinaka
                                                      girl to boy           ken tere que
rainy                 uca uca
                                                      got the sh*ts (Y)     yago yago ira
it's rainy            e tau mai na uca
                                                      I love you            barewa
the rain has
stopped               sa oti na uca                   I want to sh*g        au via veicai
the dive was good     malecca nu nunu                 I want to sh*g(Y)     au via kaba
look good             rai rai vinaka                  oops                  sobo
you look good         o iko rai rai vinaka            Male privates (W)     qwala
what's for dinner     na cava na vaka ya kavi         Male privates (Y)     uti
to learn fijian       vuli vaka viti                  b*lls (y)             qe ni qwala
you are getting old   sa qase mai o iko               F you two             drau veicai
you are my friend     no qui tau                      rude to a male        boci / boci levu
                                                      S*xy                  uro
I'm not looking for
anyone                au sega ni via raica e dua      s*xy back to you
I'm coming back       lesu tale mai                   (W)                   uro muni
I'll come back        au lesu                         s*xy back to you
                                                      (W)                   uro ta lega
I'm going back to
work                  lesu tale i caka caka           sh*g                  vei kaba
I'm sad               sa ri mosi viau                 sh* head              ulu da
move inside           toso i loma                     smelly a**ss          ce bo mara
farted                sa ci                           suck it               kubu
girl                  o leva                          big ar*se             mu levu
the girl farted       sa ci o levu                    stinkpot              garu sawa
                                                      Woman’s
you dive with me      o iko na nunu vata kei au
                                                      mammory glands        cucu
I want to drink       au via gunu yaqona na bogi ni
                                                      are you 2 f ing       drou via cei
kava tonight          kua
                                                      scaly d'k             vu ti naki kani
what are you
doing                 na cava iko o cakava            to a woman            modri
I hate mosquitoes     au bacita na namu               you smell like a
                                                      donkey                o iko boi vaka donkey
can I have a beer
please                kere a dua na bia               your father           ta ma mu
are you coming        iko lako mai                    your mother           ti na mu
have you been                                         slap him/her          sa baki koya
fishing               iko lesu mai ki siwa
Pronunciation

Letter       sound                               Example
D            Nd                                  Nadi is pronounced nandi
B            Mb                                  Bula is pronounced mbula
G            Ng (as in sing)                     Siga is pronounced singa
Q            Ng (as in angry – you hear the g)   Qo is pronounced n g oh
C            Th ( as in this, not thick)         Moce is pronounced moth-eh
J            Ch
I            Ee                                  Isa is pronounced ee s ah
U            Oo
E            Eh as in bet
A            Ar as in father
O            Or as in more


Au sa oca (I’m tired) is pronounced ah oo sah orthah
O cei na yacamu (what’s your name) is pronounced or theh ee nah yahthahmoo


(W) means it’s the dialect that is spoken on Waya
(Y) means it’s the general Yasawa dialect and should be ok in most islands
Otherwise it is the main dialect

				
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