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The dining room in Tahitian – I’m hungry, I’m thirsty in Tahitian

In this lesson, we are going to learn the vocabulary of the dining room in Tahitian and how to say I’m hungry, I’m thirsty in Tahitian.

You are hungry ? Me too … let’s learn how to say it in Tahitian

When you arrive in a new country or when you learn a language, you learn how to say I’m hungry, to eat… in order to be able to eat there.

1) Say eat and drink in Tahitian

We already know:

English Tahitian
To eat, to consume ‘Amu
To drink Inu
To have a meal, a lunch, a dinner Tāmāa

2) The difference between ‘amu and tāmāa

It’s true, we use 2 words to say eat in Tahitian, here is the difference between the 2 terms.

  • ‘Amu = the action of eating, of putting food in the mouth
  • Tāmāa = involves being installed to have a meal with a good appetite (it can be sitting, standing)

3) Say hungry, thirsty, hot, cold in Tahitian

Now let’s learn how to say hungry, thirsty, and other adjectives related to appetite and cooking method.

English Tahitian
Hungry, to be hungry Po’ia
Thirsty, to be thirsty Po’ihā
Ate well Pa’ia
Raw Ota
Cooked to perfection ‘Ama
Cold, to be cold To’eto’e
Hot, warm Māhanahana
Hot, very hot, scorching Ve’ave’a, ahu
Ready, in good order Ineine

4) Short dialogue

Let’s illustrate with a short dialogue:

Tahitian English
Ua po’ia vau I’m hungry
    Haere mai, ua ineine     Come on, it’s ready
Ua pa’ia vau I ate well

The already known vocabulary is as follows:

The dining room in Tahitian

You are hungry, you go to the dining room. You then observe a table and some chairs, and a person setting the table. Let’s learn the associated vocabulary.

English Tahitian
The dining room Te piha tāmāaraa

Te fare tāmāaraa

1) The furniture in the dining room

English Tahitian
The table Te ‘amuraa māa, te ‘airaa māa
The chair Te pārahiraa

2) Verbs

English Tahitian
To set the table, to prepare the table Faaineine i te ‘amuraa maa
To prepare Faaineine

3) Short dialogue

Let’s illustrate with a short dialogue:

Tahitian English
Ua tomo vau i roto i te fare tāmāaraa I entered the dining room
E ua ite au i te hōê vahine purotu e faaineine i te ‘amuraa maa And I saw a pretty young girl set the table

The already known vocabulary is as follows, it appears in green:

New vocabulary:

Tahitian English
Tomo To penetrate, to enter, to sink a boat

And after ?

With this lesson, we have just learned the dining room vocabulary in Tahitian. And also, we learned 19 vocabulary words and expressions.