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Say I love you in Tahitian – Love in Tahitian – Valentine’s Day

In this lesson, we will learn how to say I love you in Tahitian and the vocabulary of love in Tahitian.

With Valentine’s Day approaching, here’s a lesson about love in Tahitian.

Say I love you in Tahitian

In this first part, let’s get straight to the point and without detour. We are going to learn how to say I love you in Tahitian.

English Tahitian
I love you Ua here au ia ‘oe

1) The construction of the sentence

Let’s break down the sentence:

Conjugation Rule: Action accomplished
In Tahitian, the structure is as follows: UA – VERB – SUBJECT – COMPLEMENT

In Tahitian, to conjugate, we have the choice between:

  1. No indication of the degree of accomplishment of the action (for example: It is a house)
  2. Action in progress
    1. Here, now, right now (for example: I’m going to school)
    2. For a while now, I’ve started and I’m still…
    3. Yesterday, I was doing …
  3. Action accomplished => we are in this case
  4. Action to come

2) The vocabulary of the sentence

Here is the vocabulary of the sentence:

Tahitian English Details: We learned this word, this particle in the lesson
Ua Evolution particle

Gives information on the nature of a state resulting from an action completed in relation to a given moment (this moment may be in the past, present or future)

The past tense and the future tense in Tahitian – Ua, E/Ua
Here Love First 30 verbs in Tahitian
Vau, au I Introduce yourself in Tahitian – I, you, he – Vau, au – Who
Ia Object particle which introduces the object of the action

The particle i becomes ia

When the particle has the function of object particle, the particle i becomes ia:

  • in front of the personal pronouns subject (I, you, he…)
  • and proper nouns.
Particle I in Tahitian – Location, time, object, achievement – Ia
‘Oe You Introduce yourself in Tahitian – I, you, he – Vau, au – Who

Vocabulary of love in Tahitian

In this second part, we will learn the vocabulary of love.

1) Nouns

When you think of love, what are the other things you think of ? Me, I think of a red rose, a dinner with candles… And you?

Let’s learn how to say it in Tahitian.

English Tahitian
The love, the noose, the lasso Te here
Valentine’s Day Te ôro’a Saint Valentine
The heart Te māfatu
The flower Te tiare
The rose (the flower) Te rōti
The red rose Te rōti ‘ute’ute
The pink rose Te rōti tārona
The lamp, the light, the gasoline, the diesel, the oil Te mōrī
The candle Te mōrī hinu (literally, the oil lamp)
The sweetness, the tenderness, sweet, tender Te marū
The couple Te âati
The wedding Te faaipoiporaa
The sex (female or male) Te hua, te mero

2) Verbs

Now let’s continue with the verbs.

English Tahitian
To love Here, hani
To love each other, to make love Herehere
To cherish Poihere
To kiss, to give a kiss, a kiss Apā
To touch an object, to examine an object Mirimiri
To caress Mirimiri, taurumi, taurami
To massage Taurumi, taurami
To cuddle, to hug Horomiri
To unite Tāhōê
To join someone Apiti
To marry Faaipoipo
To mate, to have sex, to be grabbed Pupa

Fake friends

Also, here is a list of fake friends.

Tahitian English
Aroha To sympathize, to have mercy, to greet, to say helloThe pity, the compassion, the love (religious meaning), greetings
Miri Embalm a body, the basil

3) Little names, nicknames, sweet words

When we talk about love, we often give the loved one nicknames. Here are some examples. And you, what do you call your other half?

English Tahitian
My love Ta’u here
My darling (literally, my little love) Ta’u here iti
Darling Hani
My sweet Ta’u marū
My flame Ta’u ura

Ta’u means: my. We already know it from the lesson: My name is in Tahitian – My, your, his – To’u, ta’u

And after ?

With this lesson, we have just learned how to say I love you in Tahitian and also the vocabulary of love in Tahitian. And also, we learned 39 vocabulary words and expressions.