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.
|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:
- No indication of the degree of accomplishment of the action (for example: It is a house)
- Action in progress
- Here, now, right now (for example: I’m going to school)
- For a while now, I’ve started and I’m still…
- Yesterday, I was doing …
- Action accomplished => we are in this case
- 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
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:
|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.
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.
|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|
Now let’s continue with the verbs.
|To love||Here, hani|
|To love each other, to make love||Herehere|
|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 join someone||Apiti|
|To mate, to have sex, to be grabbed||Pupa|
Also, here is a list of fake friends.
|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?
|My love||Ta’u here|
|My darling (literally, my little love)||Ta’u here iti|
|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.